Golfer to represent Norfolk seniors after coming second in British College Open Championships
By ADAM LAZZARI TEENAGE golfer Daniel Russell will be making his debut for the Norfolk senior side this month after finishing second in the British College Open Championships. The 19-year-old from Lakes End competed against around 100 golfers at the Kitto
By ADAM LAZZARI
TEENAGE golfer Daniel Russell will be making his debut for the Norfolk senior side this month after finishing second in the British College Open Championships.
The 19-year-old from Lakes End competed against around 100 golfers at the Kittocks Course, Fairmont St Andrews, Scotland, shooting rounds of one over par 72 and three over par 74 in strong wind, with gusts of up to 30mph.
He said: "I ended up losing by just one shot, but I am happy with my finish as there were the best college golfers in Britain there.
"Shortly after returning home I had an email from the Norfolk county captain Kevin Pratt asking me to play in the men's team. It's a wonderful opportunity and I'm delighted."
Daniel, who plays off a scratch handicap will be playing for the senior side in the Clymer Bowl, in King's Lynn on March 29.
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This is a warm-up event for the forthcoming season.
He started playing for Norfolk juniors when he was 15 and has enjoyed a significant amount of success in the last couple of years.
He equalled Ryston Park Golf Club's course record twice in the space of four days, with four under-par, last year.
This had been held for more than 30 years by John Aflatt, who has been a Norfolk president.
Daniel said: "This was a special achievement for me as it was my lowest round and it took my handicap from 1.5 to scratch."
Daniel has also won an order of merit event at the Norfolk Golf and Country Club, shooting a two under-par 70.
He has finished in the top 16 in the Norfolk order of merit and will compete in the match play finals at Swaffham Golf Club in May.