TEENAGE golfers continue to rise through the ranks at Ross Golf Club showing that hard work and training pays off.

One player who most typifies the Ross Club's 'continuous improvement' philosophy has been 14 year-old Sam Sroka.

In addition to his fourth place finish in the Spring Handicap, the teenager also won the latest Ross Junior 9 Hole Stableford competition with 24 points, in which Leo Powell featured with 20 points.

Sroka further excelled by capturing the prestigious Juniors AD Evans Cup with a convincing 41 points score from second place Rhian McGinley with 38 points.

The youngster started 2019 with a 26 handicap and now finds himself playing comfortably within a 20 handicap.

Fellow teenager Ted Williams proved his talent against more experienced golfers in the club's Burn Trophy.

A field of 108 golfers was topped by Williams with a highly impressive round of 40 stableford points.

It was the seven handicapper's first success in an adult competition playing his back nine holes in a remarkable one over gross par.

Williams was followed by Adrian Berry and Chris Good with 39 points, Gareth Webb maintained his consistent play with 38 points and Mike Credland and Tim Wyatt scored 36 points, with Kingsley Matthews and Rhys McGinley, another Ross Junior enjoying 35 points rounds.

These eight players now qualify for the final knock-out stages of the Len Weston Cup where Williams and McGinley will be doing battle against one another to reach the semi-finals and Chris Good finds himself involved in the quarter finals for the second successive season.

With 80 entrants taking part, the medal Spring Scratch and Handicap witnessed six handicapper Alastair Watkins having the best gross score with a 78 and Tim Wyatt as runner-up with an 80.

Jason Skidmore shot the best net score of the day with a 68 with Nick Swan's equally impressive net 69 in second place followed by net 70's by Gareth Webb and Sroka, his best ever performance in an adult major competition.

Gary Moyle and Shaun Sturge finished with net 71's followed by net 72's from seniors captain, Andy Baldwin, Phil Midwinter and Richard Tromans.