Lucca’s stunning round

Seaton Carew youngster Lucca Jackson broke a course record at the US Kids Golf European Championship.

The talented seven-year-old stunned everyone at the prestigious event at Longniddry by shooting an incredible eight under-par 28 over the nine holes.

That final round lifted him into second place courtesy of a tournament total of 96 after his opening rounds of 33 and 35.

Lucca’s final nine holes included two eagles at six and seven as well as five birdies. Seaton Carew pro Clifford Jackson, Lucca’s father, said: “I had never seen anything like it, I was totally amazed by his last round. It was fantastic.

“You turn up to this event and it’s huge. There are golfers from across the globe. There are players from China, Costa Rica, India and some come over with the strength and conditioning coaches and whatever else. Lucca was not fazed by it at all and he was superb.”

Lucca had to play nine holes in each of the three days in East Lothian and he was up against 66 young golfers from across the world in the sevens and under category.

Cliff added: “We are all so proud as a family with the little man’s achievement. It was a truly awesome display of golf, moving three places from four under-par after two rounds to a finishing with a total of 12. under-par.”

Lucca added: “I was very happy overall with my score and I played my socks off. I told my grandad before the last round that I was going to shoot six under-par, I went even better than that!”