A TRIO of teenagers from Burghill Valley Golf Club have won the England's Junior Champion tournament.

Huw Layton, Conor McNeil and Cam Probert scored 148 points for Shropshire & Herefordshire, with their best two scores counting in each of two rounds and all three contributing towards the total.

They pipped Surrey's Addington Palace by just one point, with Bishop’s Stortford, Kettering, Northamptonshire tied third on 143 points.

McNeil, who is 17, said it was fantastic to come out on top.

“It’s my last year as a junior so it’s extra special," he said.

McNeil provided the score which took the team over the winning line, with his second round of 43 points.

He plays off a 10 handicap and was three-over gross with a flurry of birdies on the back nine.

The team were lying third after the first day when Layton and McNeil both scored 36 points and Probert had 37.

Their plan for the following day was to play to their handicaps and finish in the top three.

But they exceeded their expectations when Probert added his 32 to McNeil’s 43.

“It’s been enjoyable,” said Layton, a 14-year-old nine-handicapper who, like the other two, was playing in his first national final.

Seven-teen-year- Probert, who plays off three, said: “This gives us a big confidence boost.”