junior golf order of merit Harley Mycock and Aimee Wilson have finished top of the class in Derbyshire Golf’s season-long junior Order of Merit, sponsored by Bridgestone Golf. The competition – based on 14 events across the county held throughout the summer – brought together 133 promising young players between the ages of 9 and 18. It was a chance for the youngsters to test their skills against players of their own age on a variety of different courses. Their best six scores counted towards the final table. Aimee Wilson, from Mickleover Golf Club, completed a clean sweep in the Girls’ Gross competition with her six best scores all being maximums. Olivia Kelly (Erewash Valley GC), last year’s winner, finished runner-up on 530. The same players filled the top two positions in the nett order of merit, too.

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Charley Mycock, from Buxton and High Peak Golf Club, emerged victorious in the Boys Gross category.

He was top points scorer in the first event at Ashbourne GC and his consistency helped him to 480.83 points, which was enough to hold off Jamie Booth of Chesterfield GC, who had two maximum returns in his total of 465.

In the nett competition Brett Austin (Tapton Park) claimed top honours, a success he matched in the mixed nett category.

The Derbyshire Golf Junior Order of Merit is part of a wide range of initiatives aimed at providing a pathway for young golfers in the county to develop their game.

Derbyshire Golf also oversees the Futures Tour, which is aimed at boys and girls under the age of 14.

The under 14s final at Broughton Heath was won by James Cooper.

Meanwhile, the under 12 honours went to Jack Barker-Sabidon and the under tens category was topped by eventual winner Henry Hayward.

Nigel Furniss, county development officer for Derbyshire Golf, says: “These competitions continue to go from strength to strength and provide a well-structured series of events in which young golfers can test their skills against players of a similar ability on a variety of courses.

“It is an ideal chance to develop the competitive side of their games while also making new friends and enjoying the social and active side of the sport.”