Determination the key for teenage golfer Martin who scoops Welsh Open Youth Championship win - The Solihull Observer

Determination the key for teenage golfer Martin who scoops Welsh Open Youth Championship win

Solihull Editorial 6th Jun, 2017   0

GOLF: TEENAGER Max Martin pulled off his biggest win to date with a wire-to-wire victory in the Welsh Open Youth Championship at Prestatyn.

Martin, who was an England boy international in his junior days, was eight-under par for the 72-hole tournament and won by stroke from Thomas Williams of Wales.

The Ladbrook Park Golf Club member said: “It was really awesome to win.

“I’ve been playing well for the last year or 18 months but my short game has been letting me down.




“I’ve worked really hard on it for the last three months and it all came together.”

Martin set up his success in the first round with a bogey-free eight-under par 64.


He hit into 2ft on the first to get on the birdie train and was six-under at the turn, never having to hole anything longer than 13ft.

However, Martin rated his third round 69 as ever better quality – playing in ‘brutal’ windy conditions.

He was 13-under going into the final round, and played conservatively over the closing holes as he headed home in the strong wind.

Earlier this season Martin had a top ten finish at the South East of England Links championship and a top 20 at the Welsh open stroke play.

He said: “I didn’t want to make any silly mistakes, I just wanted to get the job done.”

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