HANGING Heaton's Jacob Scargill overcame the massive setback of a triple bogey at his first hole to place second in the Bridgestone Chase Your Dream Trophy final.
The four-handicapper ended just a shot short of a tie with Hazelmere's John Newell as he closed his round of 74 on the Bracken Course at Woodhall Spa with consecutive birdies.
The 17-year-old quickly regrouped after taking seven at the 397-yard first hole, parring the second and then birdieing the 359-yard third.
Scargill played the following 13 holes in just two over par, with 11 pars and two bogeys, before his double-birdie finish on the 484-yard par-5 17th and 392-yard par-4 18th.
More than 1,500 people had originally entered the England Golf event and Scargill was one of 60 finalists.
Champion Newell, runner-up Scargill and the next seven players on the leaderboard will make up teams at the Bridgestone Challenge, the English leg of the European Challenge Tour, on Wednesday, September 6 at Luton Hoo.
They will be joined by the top nine nine players from the women’s final, and the team that triumphs at Luton Hoo will play with a European Tour star at the pro-am ahead of the British Masters on Wednesday, September 27, at Close House, Newcastle.