Glenn’s bowled over

It’s been a busy – and successful – season for Durham’s American import James Glenn.

A graduate of Sam Houston State University, Texan James arrived in England a couple of years ago and studied for a PhD at Durham University.

He quickly proved to be top of the class on the golf course as well with Brancepeth Castle, Bishop Auckland and Durham County for whom he recently won his colours.

Last year’s Seaton Salver victory didn’t go unnoticed and this season he’s followed with a three-shot win in the Ravensworth Bowl, posting rounds of 70 and 69 as well as playing his part in Bishop Auckland’s Clark Cup side.

There’s also been a 13th place in the Irish Amateur Championship, ninth in the Midland Open and marriage to fiancee Amanda, and now he’s actively considering the professional ranks.

He had designs on the EuroPro Tour in 2017 and considered turning pro before but decided, quite rightly, to continue his education first – including working behind the bar at Brancepeth Golf Club.

Now it looks like he might be ready to further his golfing education in the pro ranks, possibly next year with the European Tour School a possible target.

“I’m weighing up all the options available to me,” he said.