DELAMERE Forest’s junior star Aaron Mohun has enjoyed plenty of success in individual competitions and team matches over the years and finished third in the recent Cheshire Boys Championships on his own course.
Aaron had just returned from playing in the Junior Match-Play championships at St Andrews where he had enjoyed a fantastic victory.
Established in 1948, the St Andrews Boys’ Open has a long tradition of providing a high level of competition for aspiring young players giving them the opportunity to compete on Championship courses at St Andrews Links, including the Old Course. The Merchants’ Cup was presented by the St Andrews Merchants’ Association to recognise the scratch winner of the 18 hole qualifying and match play competition.
Aaron said “At St Andrews, I qualified for the match-play stages with a reasonable 71 (+1) in heavy rain and strong winds. “In the first round I managed to win from two down with three holes to play and I won the second and third rounds fairly comfortably.
“In the semi final on the Old Course, I had to come from behind on the back nine. I birdied the 18th to take the match to extra holes, and won on the 19th. In the final, I was down for the whole game, but with steady golf I managed to keep calm and won the match (and the Championship) on the 18th in front of a large crowd.”
He then outlined his progress in golf from beginning to now with highlights: “I began going to the driving range when I was about three but only started going to the course when I was seven.
My first membership was at my local course Chester GC, and since then I have been learning and enjoying the game.
At the age of 10 I won the American Golf Junior Championship and at age 11 I successfully defended that title.
Last April, I won the North Wales Boys Championship and gained a WAGR ranking.
I want to thank my parents for supporting and believing in me, and also my coach Gareth James.
I am 16 years old, attending Queens Park High School, in Chester and I want to keep improving and lowering my handicap to be able to compete and contend in bigger tournaments next year.”
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