Clarke etches name into Low Laithes trophy as youngest ever victor

TROPHY TRIUMPH: Lewis Clarke.
TROPHY TRIUMPH: Lewis Clarke.

A talented golfer from Low Laithes has become the youngest ever winner of the club’s prestigious Jim Brown Scratch Trophy.

Lewis Clarke, 18, shot two superb rounds to etch his name into the sought-after club trophy as its youngest-ever victor.

The young gun fired a strong first round score of 74 and went even better with a second round score of 71 to secure victory and lift the trophy for the first time.

His impressive performance was also enough to justify his position as the Ossett club’s junior captain.

Clarke played off a handicap of five in the 36-hole scratch medal competition and held his nerve to hold off his opponents for a memorable success.

The trophy was his to lose as he approached the 18th green in the final round and he eventually held his nerve and edged to victory by just one shot.

The Wakefield golfer has only been a member of the club for three years but continues to go from strength-to-strength as one of the club’s leading young golfers.

And he will hope his success is the first of man.

For more information on Low Laithes Golf Club contact 01924 266067 or visit the club’s website at www.lowlaithesgolfclub.co.uk.