Day 3 – Round up

Day 3 – Round up

In testing conditions at Castle Stuart and with only three sub-par rounds all week, Christopher Vandette from Canada was the overall winner of The 2018 Duke of York Young Champions Trophy. It was a closely contested Day 3, with Vandette scoring an impressive one under par; a fantastic achievement given the windy conditions throughout the…

Day 2 Report – Calm before the storm…

Day 2 Report – Calm before the storm…

Despite the weather warnings, play commenced at 07:30 today with calm and reasonably good conditions. First off the tee were Theodosis Athanasopoulos from Greece, Sarah Westwood from Scotland and Ertugrul Gozegu from Turkey. Weather reports suggested that Storm Ali might threaten today’s play and they weren’t wrong. By lunchtime the heavens had opened and a…

Day 1 Report: Play is underway

Day 1 Report: Play is underway

After a damp start an exciting first day at Castle Stuart is underway. Joseph Byrne from Ireland leads by 1 stroke with a score of 69, followed closely by Heejong Lim from Korea with 70. The Players enjoyed benign weather conditions throughout yesterday’s Practice Round but were faced with the challenge of constant drizzle during…

2017 Royal Liverpool Report

2017 Royal Liverpool Report

In brutal conditions at Hoylake and with only five sub-par rounds all week, Ben Jones (England) was the worthy overall and boys winner of The 2017 Duke of York Young Champions Trophy. With winds averaging around 30 mph on all three days, and with two delayed starts due to excessive wind, Jones played his last…

Day 2 Report – A Stormy Beginning …

Day 2 Report – A Stormy Beginning …

Storm Aileen battered Hoylake overnight and into the morning, with winds of up to 75mph delaying the start of play until 09:30. Teeing off first in the harsh conditions were Vasilis Samakovlis of Greece, Nikolas Pitiris of Cyprus and Serena Mackenzie from Trinidad and Tobago. With some unpredictable weather, it was a tough challenge for…

Day 1 Report: It’s all to play for

Day 1 Report: It’s all to play for

After an exciting first day at Royal Liverpool, there are 3 players in the lead with a score of 71 – Felix Van Dijk from The Netherlands, Keita Nakajima from Japan and Maja Stark from Sweden.

Canada’s Chloe Currie takes victory at Royal Birkdale

Canada’s Chloe Currie takes victory at Royal Birkdale

Chloe Currie is the first Canadian to win The Duke of York Young Champions Trophy after an excellent final round at Royal Birkdale. 16 year old Currie shot a round of 68 to end the Tournament two under par, winning by a one shot margin from Norway’s Markus Braadlie. Speaking after her success, Currie said:…