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Beragh teenager crowned Irish Junior Open champion
A TALENTED teenage member of Fintona Golf Club has recorded the biggest victory of his fledgling golfing career by winning the inaugural Irish Junior Open title.
At the end of last month Beragh lad Scott Young triumphed in the13-15-year-old category of the Bank of Irelalnd sponsored Irish Junior Open competition at Killymoon Golf Club.
Playing off a handicap of 10, 13-year-old Scott set the early pace by shooting two over for the opening nine holes.
The Omagh Academy student maintained his challenge for the remainder of the national tournament, considered Ireland’s premier junior competition, to win by a single shot.
The stunning victory was the climax to a fantastically successful season for young Young, who has improved his handicapped from 18 to 10.
Dad Gregory said everyone was delighted with Scott’s win.
“He’s a good wee golfer. He’s got good potential and plays all the juvenile competitions at Fintona,” said Greg.
“It’s his biggest win to date, it was brilliant and everyone is very happy.
“The season is over now but Scott will be looking to compete in Ulster and Irish events under the GUI next season.
“There are a lot of good young golfers out there but taking it to the next level is a different matter.
“Scott has been playing golf since he was three or four.
“The main thing is that he enjoys it.
“All he can do at this stage is to keep practising and getting his handicap as low as possible.”
Scott, is also a keen table tennis player. His golfing idol is multiple major winner Phil Mickelson.