Morfoot on top in Durham

Race 2 Rockliffe reaches climax

WOODHAM GOLF CLUB’S Carl Morfoot has landed the top prize as Durham’s exciting Race 2 Rockliffe competition for young golfers reached a dramatic conclusion.

The competition, which is now in it's third year and is run by the Durham County Golf Partnership alongside Mizuno, saw up and coming golfers from across the region compete in 15 different events to score points on an order of merit.

The leading 30 players across the three categories qualified for the grand final at Rockliffe Halll, which saw 19-year-old Morfoot come out on top in the gross event and be crowned the Durham County Golf Partnership Mizuno Race 2 Rockliffe champion for 2013.

Morfoot received his prize of a £500 voucher towards equipment from Mizuno as his prize after securing the crown with a two-shot victory.

Houghton le Spa’s Adam Laidler claimed the Boys Nett score order of merit title while Erin Goodfellow of Consett Golf Club took the Girls Nett.

“This initiative – which is aimed at encouraging more junior golfers to compete in junior opens and county junior events – has received national recognition as one of the best junior order of merits in the county.

“This is testament to the support it receves from sponsors, clubs, volunteers and, of course, the players – all of whom have helped the Race 2 Rockliffe, which we feel is a great showcase for junior golf in County Durham.”

If you would like to participate next year, registrations for the 2014 Race 2 Rockliffe open in the new year with a full list of the dates and venues of the qualifying events appearing on the Durham CGP website: durhamgolfpartnership.com

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