More than 100 competitors competed for the Graeme Storm Junior Open trophies at Hartlepool Golf Club, helping raise £1,855 for The Percy Hedley Foundation.
There was some exceptional scoring at Hartlepool across the four categories, including a round of 67 by Durham County Boys captain Will Skipp to win the gross prize in the boys 15-18 section.
Meanwhile, Tynemouth Golf Club’s Freddie McKenna shot a superb round of 68 to win the boys 11-14 group. In the nett events, Benjamin Waite (Howley Hall) won the 11-14 boys title with a score of 62, while Joe Maloney (Eaglescliffe Golf Club) shot a nett score of 61 to win the boys 15-18 title.
In the girls’ categories, Boldon Golf Club’s Neve Pearson won the 11-14 nett title with a score of 74 and Imogen Williamson (Delamere Forest) won the gross prize in the 11-14 group with a score of 88. In the 15-18 category, Hexham’s Lois Blythe won both the gross and nett titles with a score of 79 for a nett 67.
Following the success of this year’s event, Graeme is looking forward to growing his stable of junior tournaments next year.
He said: “We are always looking at ways to improve and develop the junior competitions and very much hope that there will be new ones in the future… Watch this space!”