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Newmarket golfer Paul Collington captures two prizes during Junior Masters Open Tour event at Dubai Hills Golf Club

Newmarket-based golfer Paul Collington was on top form during his recent outing at the prestigious Dubai Hills Golf Club.

The 13-year-old, who attends King’s Ely School, competed in the Global Junior Golf Ranking’s Round Three of the Junior Masters Open Tour event between Christmas and New Year.

And it proved to be a very successful competition for the teenager as he shot a solid round of 77, which saw him finish in third position overall in the Under-15 Scratch category.

Paul Collington, King's Ely and Newmarket golfer (6654455)
Paul Collington, King's Ely and Newmarket golfer (6654455)

On top of that, The Links and Ely City Golf Club member won the Longest Drive and Nearest the Pin events from all age groups of Under-18 and below.

It marked the latest in an ever-growing list of success for Collington, who last spring was triumphant in the Wellington College Silver Salver Team Nett tournament.

Director of Sport at King’s Ely, Jim Thompson, said of the eight-handicapper’s exploits out in the United Arab Emirates: “It was no surprise to hear how Paul had performed over in Dubai during the Christmas holidays.

“Paul is a very talented young golfer and is someone we have high hopes for.

“He has a huge amount of potential in the sport and is always working hard through the King’s Ely Golf Academy to improve his game. Well done to him on these fantastic results.”

Also last year Collington helped King’s Ely School to win the National Independent Schools Golf Association’s (ISGA) Plate Finals at Collingtree Park Golf Club alongside school-mates David Harris and Tom Stiff. Together they secured the silverware with an overall score of 115 points.

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