A Bentley High Street School pupil has won the Wee Wonders British Championships after producing a stunning comeback at St Andrews.
Josh Berry, a Doncaster Golf Club member, was eight points off the lead after his first round, but produced a superb second round to come out on top.
As a result, the ten-year-old has now also qualified for next May’s European Wee Wonders Championship at Gullane, as well as the World Wee Wonders Championship two months later at Pinehurst, in North Carolina.
Josh’s handicap has come down from 28 to 12 this season, and his future in the sport is looking very bright.
The youngster was in eighth place approaching the start of the second round when he learned only the winner would be invited to compete at Pinehurst.
“He was upset, but I said ‘that’s alright, just go out and enjoy it - there’s always next year,” said his father Scott, also a member of Doncaster Golf Club. “And he went out and won it.”
He then found himself in the lead heading out to the 17th tee, and with the pressure on, he delivered a perfect end to his comeback to close in first place.
“Some parents approached me and said that they thought Josh might be winning,” said Scott.
“He asked me what was happening and I said, ‘I don’t know if I should tell you but you’re up there with a chance.”