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Feast of golfing fun at Junior Festival

Young golfers took to the fairways and greens of Blackwood Golf Course on the Clandeboye Estate near Bangor last weekend for the 13th Junior Golf Festival 2014 in association with the Belfast Telegraph and PING.

The event kicked off on Friday with the Forest Feast Primary School Cup followed by the individual competitions on the Saturday.

Winners of the Primary Schools Cup this year were boys from Orangefield Primary, Charlie Parke and Toby Sloan who narrowly beat Campbell College Junior School’s duo of Hugh Minford and Paddy Elmore with 30 points on a Better Back 6. Templepatrick Primary School came third with 27 points. The popular annual event aims to encourage young golfers of all standards to experience golf competition and also hopefully make new friends through the sport.

On Saturday, over 80 young golfers of all ages and abilities descended on The Blackwood for another day of junior golf action. Players travelled significant distances to take part, the furthest away player coming up from Tipperary. Golfers were treated to great golf under sunny skies.

Forest Feast Primary Schools Cup 2014 Results

(Hamilton Course 9 holes – Junior Tees)

1st Orangefield Primary School, Belfast (30 pts BB6)

Charlie Parke and Toby Sloan

2nd Campbell College Junior School Team 1, Belfast (30 pts)

Hugh Minford & Paddy Elmore

3rd Templepatrick Primary School (28 pts)

Ewan McArthur and Alex Darrah

Individual Primary School Results

1st Charlie Parke, Orangefield Primary School 29 pts BB3

2nd Hugh Minford, Campbell College Junior School 29 pts

3rd Joshua Wilson, Bush Primary school, Dungannon 27 pts

FOREST FEAST JUNIOR GOLFER OF THE YEAR RESULTS

HAMILTON COURSE

Boys Aged 12-16 years Handicap 28 and under

Winner Ryan Thompson, Greenacres (41 pts BB9)

Runner Up Jamie Stewart, Bangor (41 pts)

Girls Handicap Aged 12 -16 years Handicap 36 and under

Winner Rosie May Neenan, Spa (39 points)

Runner Up Ellen Rodgers, Portrush (33pts BB9)

Boys Aged 11 and Under WITH Handicap

Winner Connor McCracken, Castlerock (40 pts)

Runner Up Jude Devlin, Bangor (37 pts)

Girls Aged 11 and Under with Handicap

Winner Molly O’Hara, Clandeboye

Runner Up Olivia Snoddy, Greenisland

TEMPLE COURSE (PAR 3) RESULTS

Boys and Girls 13-16 Non handicap (Temple Course)

Winner Michael Smyth

Runner Up Thomas Parke

Boys and Girls 7-12 Non handicap (Temple Course 9 holes)

Winner Thompson Gedge (28 pts)

Runner Up Ethan Barnes (27 pts)

Mini Golfers 5 hole Competition 4-6 year olds

Winner Harry O’Hara (11 pts bb3)

Runner Up Conail Fitzsimmons (11 pts)

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