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Green staff work tirelessly in the early hours to present course in great shape




More than 100 juniors flocked to Rutland Water Golf Club on Sunday for the third leg of the Robert Rock Junior Tour.

The tour provides a fun environment for young aspiring golfers, of all handicaps and from all over the UK, to compete in nine different events throughout the season.

The juniors get to play against each other, in different age categories, while at the same time experiencing various challenging courses.

More than 100 juniors flocked to Rutland Water Golf Club on Sunday for the third leg of the Robert Rock Junior Tour. (7865320)
More than 100 juniors flocked to Rutland Water Golf Club on Sunday for the third leg of the Robert Rock Junior Tour. (7865320)

With the weather wet and blustery the previous day, the green staff worked tirelessly in the early hours of Sunday morning to present the course in great shape for the time of year.

A special mention must also go to all the Rutland Water members for all their hard work in the organising and running of the event in order to make it successful.

Sam Haynes-Coote posted a nett 70 to win the Under 18 boys category by one shot from Thomas Allen back in second on 71.

Aiden Cuartero shot a nett 69 to achieve a two-stroke victory in the Under 14 boys from second-placed Charlie Box on 71.

Arianna Virik claimed a three-shot victory in the girls section with a competitive 74 nett score. In a tie for second with nett 77 were Chelsea Sharp and Emma Moorhouse.

Sam Haynes-Coote posted a nett 70 to win the Under 18 boys category (7865318)
Sam Haynes-Coote posted a nett 70 to win the Under 18 boys category (7865318)

During the event, there was also a mini tour being played on the nine-hole par three course for children 10 years or younger.

The winner of the Under 10s with a gross score of 43 was William Simpkin while Callum Akester took the Under 8 honours with a gross score of 42.

There was an overall tie for first place in the Gents Winter League.

After eight gruelling weeks of playing in extreme weather conditions, with the best six scores to count, it was Jim Mcburnie and Kevin Jackson who posted a total of 233 points - an average of almost 39 points every time they played - who shared the first prize.

In third place was Glenn Parkhill 10 points back and in a tie for fourth was Ricky Scott and Ian Hales.



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