King’s Lynn Golf Club’s Jack Yule wins South Eastern Junior Championship

In form King's Lynn Golf Club's Jack Yule went low again to win the prestigious South Eastern Junior Championship at John O'Gaunt Golf Club.

The 17-year-old beat Oscar G Granstrom-Livesey, from Royal Mid-Surrey Golf Club, by a shot to lift the trophy which has been won previously by the likes of former Ryder Cup player Peter Oosterhuis, Zane Scotland, the youngester English player ever to qualify for the Open in 1999, and World No 1 Luke Donald.

The last player to win it from Norfolk was Scottish international Stuart Ballingall in 2007 at Sunningdale.

Yule started the event with a round of 63 – six under par – as he looked to blow his competition away. He was only denied the Carthagena course record due to the fact that the competition had to be played under pick and place winter rules.

Over 70 players from counties including Norfolk, Suffolk, Essex, Surrey, Middlesex and Bedfordshire teed it up but they – including a handful of England U18 players – had to play second fiddle to Yule, who had a four-shot lead at lunch.

Yule consolidated his position with a level par round of 69 and saw the job through despite two bogeys in his last three holes.