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.
Vandette had an incredible round and came back from mid-table and eventually six shots under the next best score. As a result, a sudden-death play off on the 9th hole was declared with Joseph Byrne from Ireland.
Both players parred the 1st round but it was Vandette who continued his brilliance with a birdie to claim victory.
Byrne had consistently played well over the three days and took the Boys lowest scoring round medal for a very impressive 3 under-par on Day 1.
Heejong Lim from Korea was named the Girls winner and awarded lowest scoring round with 2 under-par on Day 2.
At the Tournament Dinner after Day 1, The Duke of York had warned about the testing weather conditions to come and was absolutely right. During the prize giving His Royal Highness thanked everyone at Castle Stuart for their warm welcome
, to all the players and federation representatives and said the players were great ambassadors for their countries and the sport, given the weather conditions.
The final overall results can be viewed here.
After three incredible days at Castle Stuart, we look forward to The Duke of York Young Champions Trophy 2019, which will take place at Royal Portrush next year.