Junior Golf Champion!
7 year old Marcus Karim from Kelshall near Royston finished his 2020 golf season in style by winning the British Junior Golf Tour, Order of Merit for his age group, on the final day of the season!
Marcus competes on the British Junior Golf Tour, a junior golf tournament for boys and girls aged 5-18. He took part in 15 events during a busy season despite the initial lockdown, Marcus was the winner of 10 events including golf clubs such as Bourn, Sunningdale Heath, St Ives and the Summer Cup held at Hill Valley in Shropshire. The 2021 order of merit season tees off at Witney Lakes on the 25th April. Marcus will be playing in over 16 events between now and October.
The highlight of Marcus’s year ahead will be when he travels to San Diego, California, to compete in the Junior World Golf Championships, against players his age. This would be Marcus’s second time playing at this event after making his international debut there in 2019. The prestigious event is held on the 13th-15th July and is only available to overseas players through tough qualification. Previous winners include Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson.
Marcus has his lessons with local Pro, Chris Hattersley from Kingsway Golf Centre in Melbourn. He is also a member at Royston and Chesfield Downs.