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Chanon James produces star turn at Wee Wonders Championships regional final


By Mark Taylormark.taylor@iliffemedia.co.uk


Youngsters take part in the Wee Wonders golf tournament at the Cambridge Lakes course. Pic - Richard Marsham
Youngsters take part in the Wee Wonders golf tournament at the Cambridge Lakes course. Pic - Richard Marsham

Youngsters converge on Cambridge Lakes Golf Course for event

Youngsters take part in the Wee Wonders golf tournament at the Cambridge Lakes course - Amy Knotts, 11 in action on the 5th Pic - Richard Marsham
Youngsters take part in the Wee Wonders golf tournament at the Cambridge Lakes course - Amy Knotts, 11 in action on the 5th Pic - Richard Marsham

Chanon James was the stand-out performer at the Wee Wonders Championships regional final at Cambridge Lakes Golf Course.

The venue has hosted the qualifying stages for 12 years, but staged the regional final of the prestigious event for the first time as 71 youngsters, aged five to 12 years, took part across seven age groups.

And Leamington Golf Club’s James scored two-under-par 25, including two birdies, to win the 11/12 age group, with Letchworth’s Ethan Akpan and Saffron Walden’s Josh Izod both making 28.

Amy Knotts won the girls’ 11/12 category with two-over-par 29.

Youngsters take part in the Wee Wonders golf tournament at the Cambridge Lakes course - Alexander Alder tees off from the 7th. Pic - Richard Marsham
Youngsters take part in the Wee Wonders golf tournament at the Cambridge Lakes course - Alexander Alder tees off from the 7th. Pic - Richard Marsham

Gog Magog’s Theo Morris won the boys’ 9/10 section with 27. George Abbott and Monty Holcombe both made 29.

Kingsway’s Olivia Wynne won the girls 9/10 age group with 29, seven shots better than her qualifying score in June. Roisin Scanlon took the second qualifying spot with 30.

Nicholas Curran was first in the boys’ 7/8 qualifiers with 32, one better than Justin Chenu.

Royston’s Lila-Belle Nacca won the girls’ 5 to 8 section with 32. Arianna Virik was second with 41.

Youngsters take part in the Wee Wonders golf tournament at the Cambridge Lakes course - The winner and 2nd place players from the Boys 11-12 matches, Chanon James , 12 (1st place - Right) and Ethan Akpan, 12 (2nd place - Left). Pic - Richard Marsham
Youngsters take part in the Wee Wonders golf tournament at the Cambridge Lakes course - The winner and 2nd place players from the Boys 11-12 matches, Chanon James , 12 (1st place - Right) and Ethan Akpan, 12 (2nd place - Left). Pic - Richard Marsham

Bobby Moore scored 30 to win the boys’ 5/6 second for the second year, as The Hertfordshire’s Matthew Whitaker was second with 33.

The grand final is at St Andrews on August 26 and 27.

Bob Barnes, the owner of Cambridge Lakes, said: “It is an absolute pleasure to have been involved with the Wee Wonders for so many years and to witness such great golf and enthusiasm.

“We wish all the qualifiers a great weekend at St Andrews.”



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