Owen Peck wins FootGolf Juniors’ National Tour title
PUBLISHED: 16:45 13 October 2016 | UPDATED: 12:17 19 October 2016
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Peck takes national crown
Owen Peck was the region’s shining light when the Cambridge FootGolf Centre played host to the finale of a number of national tours.
The 2016 UK FootGolf Ladies’ National Tour, Seniors’ National Tour, Juniors’ National Tour and the men’s East Region Tour were all in their final stages at the Milton venue.
And after several near misses for some of the local competitors, Peck continued to enhance his growing reputation in the sport.
The 16-year-old Histon academy player had already sealed the Junior National Series with an event to spare, but he went on to secure another victory, scoring 73, three over par, to finish ahead of Brandon Hedge, of Cherry Hinton.
“It is an honour to be crowned the very first UK FootGolf National Junior Tour Champion,” said Peck.
“I have met and played against some amazing people this year.
“It has been a lot of hard work, and I would like to thank my parents for driving me up and down the country to take part in events.
“Next year I will move on to the men’s tour and I hope to improve and challenge some of the elite players.”
Andy Peck had gone into the tournament ranked second on the seniors’ tour, and needed victory to seal a series win.
But he could only shoot 72, finishing in sixth place, and as a result he dropped down to third in the national rankings, missing out on automatic qualification for Team UK.
He will now head to the UK FootGolf Grand Final at Wexham Park Golf Club on October 22 to try to qualify as one of the four senior players to represent Team UK at the inaugural Jansen Cup against the USA in May.
Jamie Cullum needed to finish first or second to seal his spot in the Team UK team for the Ryder Cup-style event.
But he was two shots behind the leader, with 65, to take third spot and will now head to the UK FootGolf National Tour event to try to book a spot in the national team. Milton’s Liam Clements was fourth and Arbury’s Dan Clements 12th.
Charlotte Gara had already finished second on the ladies’ tour, and was looking for a win to try to catch leader Sophie Brown.
But she finished third with 85, 13 shots behind Brown.