JR sets sights on World title

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JR Ellis has booked a spot on the Kids World Championships next year, after securing the UK title.

The 12-year-old golfer finished five over par at the Brampton Heath Golf Centre in Northamptonshire, beating the field by a considerable margin.

It means he’s booked himself into the World Championships - considered to be the pinnacle event for junior golfers - at the famous Pinehurst course in North Carolina next year.

The result also sees JR’s handicap dip into single figures, and he’s about to have it cut to 7.

“I have just had the best 6 weeks of my life and my whole game has come together,” said JR, from Medbourne.

“I have played over 30 tournaments up and down the country, I have won most of them or been in contention.

“I only had three officially planned days off from golf throughout the holidays but, I still managed to find a course and play every day.

“But it’s what I do and I dont know anything else.

“It helps me to relax and unwind.”

>> Ib Ravn-Aagaard and Jeff Wyatt, both from Milton Keynes, placed ninth in the Audi quattro UK Cup Final at the Bowood Golf & Country Club near Calne, Wiltshire.

Ravn-Aagaard, aged 59, and Wyatt (50) contested the one-day, 18-hole “Stableford” rules competition event along with 34 other amateur golfers bidding for the national title.

The duo scored 36-points compared to the winning pairing of Seb Carmichael-Brown (Herts) and Dave Turff (Essex).