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Two Leighton Buzzard golfing brothers have come within a whisker of each winning two major competitions playing in separate competitions within days of each other.

Ed Stephenson, 20, (pictured left) won the coveted Green Trophy for the best nett score of 144 in the Woburn club championships playing off a handicap of 2, and a day later, brother George (right),Leighton’s Junior Captain, won the Bedfordshire County Golf Under 16’s Handicap trophy at John O’ Gaunt with a nett 143.

Van Dyke student George came within a whisker of retaining Leighton Buzzard’s Junior championship title, losing in a sudden-death shoot out with club colleague Theo Aurora. Having both carded identical scores of 163 shots of the Plantation Road course, Theo won four holes into the instant-death shoot-out.

Big-brother Ed, himself a former Vandyke student who now works for dad Ada (pictured centre) in the family oil recycling business, made no mistake in retaining his Leighton Club Champion title, completing the two-round event in 146 shots, eight clear of his nearest challenger.

Says father Ada, who was Captain of the Leighton club six years ago: “We are immensely proud of what the boys have achieved.  Golf has played a major part in boosting their confidence, their character and their respect for others, and we very much appreciate the very supportive way Leighton’s golf professional Maurice Cmpbell is helping them to further develop their golfing skills..”


MY BOYS….Ed Stephenson, father Ada and George.