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UNDERRATED Golf Tour swings into Walton Heath – Golf News

By admin Jun5,2024

The UNDERRATED Golf Tour held its first event in the UK last week, when Walton Heath Golf Club hosted a two-day tournament for the fast-expanding junior golf circuit founded by NBA star Stephen Curry.

Earlier this year, Curry announced the expansion of the tour into Europe, following its successful launch in the USA in 2022.

A total of 89 junior golfers aged between 12-18 from all across Europe competed in a two-day, 36-hole tournament at Walton Heath. And it proved to be an all-Wales affair at the top end of the leaderboard, with Wales national squad members Brodi Lewis (Southerndown GC) winning the boys section, and Isobel Kelly (Erewash Valley GC) winning the girls division of the first-ever UNDERRATED Golf European Tour event.

Lewis, who shot rounds of 69 and 78 over the Old Course, emerged victorious after defeating 2022 Curry Cup champion Roman Solomon (Sarasota, Florida) on the first play-off hole after both finished the tournament on three-over par, while Kelly won the girls’ event by four shots after finishing on level par. Alicia Kelly (Wernddu GC) took second, while Roisin Scanlon (Woburn GC) and Serafima Taylor (Kenilworth GC) tied for third on +6.

UNDERRATED Golf Europe ambassadors former Ladies European Tour player Henni Koyack (left) and footballing legend Gareth Bale (second from right) were both at Walton Heath to present prizes to the winners and meet all the competitors

 

Both Lewis and Kelly will now join 24 of the best boys and girls from the US to compete for the Curry Cup at the 2024 UNDERRATED Tour Championship, which is being at the Ridgewood Country Club in New Jersey from September 2-4,

Over the past two seasons UNDERRATED Golf has hosted 10 tournaments throughout the US. In that time it has helped junior golfers gain access to great courses and create a special and inclusive environment, while also providing a viable pathway for elite young golfers to gain further tournament experience outside of the traditional college and national set ups.

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