Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Trio Have Drive to Succeed! JUNIOR GOLF

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Trio Have Drive to Succeed! JUNIOR GOLF

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THE junior section of South Moor has completed a clean sweep of the golf club's Performance of the Month awards in 2015.

Abbi Wheatley, 13, playing her first season of competition golf, claimed the free box of balls for October from the pro's shop in recognition of her winning the girls' nett section in the Race 2 Rockliffe Order of Merit rankings.

The Race 2 Rockliffe is a series of tournaments for youngsters run at weekends and during school holidays culminating in a grand final at Rockliffe Hall. Wheatley won at Seaton Carew and Billingham, tied first at Beamish Park, earned second places at Ramside and Boldon and chalked up top-five finishes at Brancepeth Castle, Darlington and Durham City.

A pupil at Fyndoune Community College in Sacriston, Wheatley lives near the South Moor club in Craghead, Stanley.

South Moor introduced their Performance of the Month award in August. The first recipient was Cameron Gilray, who won the under-10 section of the 2015 Srixon Durham County Junior Tour. …

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