Leighton Buzzard golf club staged the South East England Schools’ championship on Friday – with local talent topping the table on a rain-soaked day.
Club Captain Simon Rossiter is pictured with the Boys champion, Milton Keynes based Arnie Arkanath, and the Girls Championship winner Roisin Scanlon who both play off handicaps of just one.
Both players are Bedfordshire County juniors, but Arnie, 18, who is a member of the Aspley Guise and Woburn Sands club and plays for Buckinghamshire, carded an impressive 68, a shot clear of runner-up George Wright representing Hertfordshire.
Roisin, who plays her club golf at Bedfordshire Golf Club, completed her round in a trophy winning 72 shots, three clear of Olivia Lee (Bucks)
Fifty-six golfers from seven counties took part, with Norfolk girls winning the team championship and Essex beating the Bedfordshire boys on countback after both teams tied with 220. The winners will now represent the South East region in the national Schools championships to be held at Belton Park, Lincs, on June 28.