Scargill strikes back after faltering start to claim second place in Bridgestone Chase Your Dream Trophy final

Bridgestone Chase Your Dream Trophy winner John Newell, of Hazelmere.
Bridgestone Chase Your Dream Trophy winner John Newell, of Hazelmere.
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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.