RUTH OFF TO ALTORREAL FLYER

St Mellion's James Ruth topped the Altorreal Futures Open leaderboard with a scorching eight under par 64 opening round in Spain today.

Ruth, 26, rallied from an opening bogey five at the first to rack up eight birdies and take a three-shot lead on the first day of the three-day Hi5 Pro Tour event in Murcia.

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GOLF: RACE TO WOODBURY PARK UNDERWAY

exeter golfer chris gillThe region’s top golfers are at Woodbury Park over the next two days as the mid-Devon course stages the sixth and final PGA West Region order of merit tournament.

Exeter’s PGA Cup-bound ace Chris Gill tops the Race to Woodbury Park order of merit leaderboard after five events.

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GOLF: DEVON DUO THROUGH TO BRITISH BOYS LAST 16

Devon teenagers Harrison Greenberry and Sam Edwards are through to the 85th Boys Amateur Championship fourth round (matchplay) at Burnham & Berrow Golf Club in Somerset.

 

Exeter’s Greenberry, 17, beat Denmark’s Peter Baek 3&2 while Bigbury’s Edwards beat Grant Forrest of Craigielaw 5&4 this morning and now play again this afternoon for a coveted place in the quarter finals.

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GOLF: GREENBERRY WINS BRITISH BOYS FINAL

exeter golf & country club teenage ace harrison greenberry, image courtesy tom ward, tomwardsport.com Exeter’s Harrison Greenberry won the 85th Boys’ Amateur Championship after beating Patrick Kelly in the final at Burnham & Berrow Golf Club in Somerset.

Greenberry - who led throughout - was three up heading to the 30th hole before requiring an up-and-down par for victory on the 37th hole after England Boys international Kelly staged a late fightback.

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AROUND THE GREENS: SOUTH WEST GOLF LATEST

truro's billy downing, courtesy and copyright tom ward at tomwardsport.comExeter’s Chris Gill is doing his utmost to stay top of the PGA West Region Order of Merit ahead of a hectic week.

Gill leads the region’s order of merit – the Race to Woodbury Park – despite finishing tied 14 in the PGA West Region Players Championship at Cumberwell Park.

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POPEL AND GILES FLY SOUTH WEST FLAG

nglish women's golf association logoNew South West women's champion Bethan Popel is set to compete in next week's English Girls’ championship which takes place at Ellesborough Golf Club in the Chiltern Hills from Tuesday until Thursday.

Long Ashton's Popel - who turned 16 earlier this week - became regional women's champion at Churston and will be among the region's top players at Ellesborough along with new South West girls' champion Sammie Giles.

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