Worthing’s Marco continues his remarkable season

McGregor Trophy, Seacroft Golf Club 2013 Marco Penge
McGregor Trophy, Seacroft Golf Club 2013 Marco Penge

WORTHING Golf Club’s Marco Penge extended his remarkable season last week by becoming the English Boys under-16 and under-15 champion in the heat of Seacroft Golf Club on the Lincolnshire coast.

Final day rounds of 67 and 73 gave the Sussex youngster a 72-hole aggregate of 283, one under par, and a three-stroke winning margin from his England colleague Bradley Moore and Lincolnshire’s Billy Spooner.

Penge has now won four titles this year, with the most significant the under-16 McGregor Trophy as it means he is a national champion and joins an illustrious roll of honour that includes US Open champion Justin Rose.

Penge said: “It’s been a great year for me so far. But this is big. It’s a national title and follows my win in the Fairhaven. But I didn’t play great this week. I wasn’t good off the tee, I was just trying to get it down the fairway but my short game was good. Perhaps I was a bit rusty as I’ve played a lot of golf recently.”

Full story in this week’s paper.