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Young Golfer is Crowned Champions of Champions

Hugo Kedzlie Midlands golf champion Stamford School pupil, Hugo Kedzlie (Year 9), won the U14 and U16 titles in the Midlands Golf Champion of Champions competition at Nottinghamshire golf club last weekend.

The Midlands Champion of Champion’s event is the culmination of each of the Midlands region county championships. From Lincolnshire and Cambridgeshire in the East through to Herefordshire, Staffordshire in the West, each county runs its own county championship at U14, U16 and U18 level with the winners attending the Midlands final at the Nottinghamshire golf club. Not only did Hugo retain his U14 Champion of Champions title from last year, he also secured the U16 title and saw a handicap reduction to 1.6. He was also leading the U18 group after round one with a 1 over par 72. His second round score of 76 (+5) saw Hugo finish second overall – an outstanding achievement for the thirteen year old.

Hugo is now training ahead of the Daily Telegraph/BMW championship final taking place at Quinta De Lago in Portugal from 6th -10th October. He will be the youngest competitor in the final after qualifying as one of the top 15 boys from over 6000 juniors who participated in club and regional competitions.

Stamford School Head, Will Phelan, said: “I still find it difficult to grasp that a young golfer can have such a low handicap. Hugo certainly has the right mind set for golf, he is calm under pressure and pretty unflappable. The School and his club are very proud of him and his achievements to date. I taught Luke Donald in my first job in Buckinghamshire and Hugo has the same quiet determination. We wish him all the best of luck in the Daily Telegraph tournament and congratulate him on the superb showing as Midlands U16 champion. He must have nerves of steel.”