Chesters is King of Europe!
Ashely Chesters wins the European Amateur Championships for the second straight year held this year at the St. Andrews Duke’s Course. No person in the history of this event has even done that. Along with a great trophy, Ashley gets to play the British Open at St. Andrews in 2015. There might be a slight problem as he is considering going to the European Tour Qualifying School. If he does decide to turn professional, he should not have a lot of problems finding someone to sponsor him!!
Second place went to Germany’s Max Röhrig and Ireland’s Gary Hurley. Röhrig continues to show fine form after winning the French Amateur earlier this summer. For Hurley, it was his 5th top 5 finish of the season and vaulted him into 3rd position of the EGR Open Rankings.
Probably the most interesting race is being fought for the EGR U16 Order of Merit title. England’s Marco Penge was off to a terrific start this season, but Denmark’s John Axelsen won twice and supplanted him atop the rankings. Now the steady play of Norway’s Kristoffer Reitan has him atop the U16 Rankings. He still has over 4000 points counting from last year’s Italian U16s, so there is all to play for! One thing is for sure, these three are going to be hauling in a lot of lumber over the next few years!!
Picture courtesy of Kenny Smith