Norfolk golfer make 14,000 mile round trip to play

Jack Yule played in Thetford's February Handicap.

Jack Yule played in Thetford's February Handicap. - Credit: Archant

Norfolk's Jack Yule has just made a 14,000-mile round trip to play in a golf tournament.

The 22-year-old amateur from Middleton Hall formed part of a strong overseas presence in the 72-hole South American Amateur Championship at the Martindale Country Club in the Argentinian capital, Buenos Aires.

Yule was always off the pace in a highly competitive event but kept battling away and ended up finishing in a tie for 36th position – around the halfway mark – after rounds of 75, 75, 74 and 72. At eight over par he finished 22 shots behind the winner, 17-year-old Paul Chaplet from Costa Rica.

Yule was one of 30 players from across the world who took part with the support of The R&A, with the world's governing body hoping the youngsters will benefit from the chance to broaden their horizons. He is aiming to build on a promising 2016 that saw him win a big amateur event in France.

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