Teddy dreaming of American adventure
A professional career in America is the dream for Teddy Hall after he was crowned champion at the recent British Par 3 Championship Junior Qualifier.
Defending champion Jacob Jones and Daniel Edes both posted scores of 60 at the Nailcote Hall-hosted event, but that was only enough for third and fourth place as two players from The Links in Newmarket battled it out for top spot.
Max Weaver (story above) and 14-year-old Hall entered into a play-off after matching rounds of 58, with the latter triumphing to claim the title.
The result earned Hall a place in the junior qualifying at the 85th British Par 3 Championship in August, where the victor will progress through to the prestigious Pro-Am and Professional Par 3 competition.
Dad Steve said of his son’s achievement: “Teddy has always been sporty. He played football for a while but golf suits him.
“He has a really good short game so it was not a surprise he played well at Nailcote, but winning it was a bonus.
“If he can get through to the Pro-Am that would be amazing, but just being involved is fantastic.
“He wants to go pro in America – that is the dream.”
As well as occasionally turning out for The Links’ scratch team, Bottisham Village College student Hall also represents Suffolk at youth level.
And Steve is hoping the youngster’s rise can help to inspire others at the Newmarket club.
“They have a very good youth section at The Links,” he added.
“It seems to be getting stronger and stronger and the coaching is good. Hopefully if the youngsters see Teddy winning tournaments, it will help them to believe they can do the same.”