Ethan tops the board at junior championship

September 01 2019
Ethan tops the board at junior championship

YOUNG golfer Ethan Holway topped the individual leader board and helped his club come third overall in the England Junior Club Championship.

Ethan, from Frampton Cotterell, went through to the finals of the event at Woodhall Spa in Lincoln, known as England’s Home of Golf, after scoring highest with his team at the County Junior Club Championship at Forest Hills back in April.

In August the Kendleshire team – Ethan and teammates Max Murphy and Jaxson Perry – headed to Woodhall Spa in, where Ethan finished first out of 93 players on the individual leader board, with 39 points on Day 1, followed by another solid 35 points on Day 2.

Strong performances from Max and Jaxson ensured the team secured third place for the Kendleshire, four points behind winners Saltford.

Ethan's dad Matt said: "It's an outstanding achievement. We are all extremely proud of Ethan and pleased for the team overall to represent Kendleshire as 3rd best club in England."

Ethan first made headlines two years ago when, at the age of 11, he played 72 holes of golf in a day, from 5.45am to 8.30pm, to raise money for the National Autistic Society.

The youngster took on the challenge to help the charity because his two younger brothers, Oakley and Luca, have the condition, and raised £2,000.

Ethan has been playing golf since he was three and represents both the Kendleshire and Gloucestershire County in competitions.

Picture: Team Kendleshire receive their awards from Gloucestershire Golf Union president Alan Robinson. Left to right: Max Murphy, Alan Robinson, Jaxson Perry and Ethan Holway