Newmarket golfer Teddy Hall secures place at IMG World Junior Golf Championship with Cambridge Country Club victory
Teddy Hall has followed up his record-breaking exploits of the previous weekend by booking himself a place at a prestigious junior event in the USA.
The Newmarket golfer, who set a new course record at The Links Golf Club on September 11, came out on top during Sunday’s British Junior Golf tournament at the Cambridge Country Club.
The one-shot victory has seen the 17-year-old rubber-stamp his place at the IMG World Junior Golf Championship in San Diego in July 2022, when he will be hoping to capture the attention of college scouts.
“It’s really nice to have won it with a birdie on the last hole and now it means I’ve got the opportunity to go to America where the scouts can look at me,” said the former Bottisham Village College and Fairstead House pupil.
“I’m at the age where they start to look at how you play with a view to scholarships and things like that.
“America is a great place to play golf. The weather is much better and it’s a big sport out there.
“It would be great if I could catch the eye of some of the scouts.”
It will be the second time that Hall has appeared at the IMG World Junior Golf Championships, having also qualified for the competition in 2019.
He carried out the flag for Team England on that occasion, but found the experience out on the course a tough one.
However, now more than two years older, Hall is confident he will be much more competitive by the time next summer comes around.
“Looking back I was probably a little bit too young for it,” he said.
“I’d only just turned 15 and there were 18-year-olds there hitting the ball miles.
“It’s a different game when it’s like that and it was tough, but I’m physically and mentally stronger now so hopefully I’ll be able to get myself more in contention next year.”