Tinsley and Blick fly the East Devon flag on higher stages

PUBLISHED: 10:54 27 August 2010 | UPDATED: 10:54 27 August 2010

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East Devon Golf Club boys Boys excel on the National Stage

Jacob Tinsley, junior member and regular player at East Devon Golf Club had a taste of more serious competition when he played in his first national event held over three days at Hesketh in Southport last weekend.

The English U14s Open Amateur Golf Championships is selected from boys with a maximum handicap of 5 including competitors from as far afield as Switzerland, Spain, Greece, The Netherlands.

The format required 18 holes to be played each day over three days. After rounds of 76 and 77, Jacob was lying 13th, and a final round of 79 left him in a finishing position of 20th .

This fine result placed him in the top 10 English boys.

Currently Jacob is the Captain of the U14 Devon team and has spent the Summer competing against the other Southwest Counties of Dorset, Somerset and Cornwall

Competing at his first National event has given Jacob the experience of playing with other boys of an equally high standard and has made him realise how hard he must continue to practise in order to stay at the top of his game.

David Blick, now playing off plus 2 continues his fine form and qualified for the knock out stages of the British Boys Championships held at Barassie Links in Ayrshire.

David succeeded in getting to the last sixteen and succumbed on the last hole. He was one of only two English Boys to reach this stage.

Any boys or girls interested in more information on Junior Golf at East Devon GC call Ben Thorne on 01395 445195

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