Yorkshire golf: Fulford’s Charlie Thornton claims last-eight place in Boys Amateur at Muirfield

Fulford's Charlie Thornton.
Fulford's Charlie Thornton.
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FULFORD’S Charlie Thornton reached the quarter-finals of the 90th Boys Amateur Championship at Muirfield with a sudden-death triumph over German Timo Vahlenkamp.

Thornton took a one-hole lead by birdieing the third, but was back all square after dropping a shot at the sixth.

A par at the eighth was enough to restore his advantage and a birdie at the next put him two up at the turn.

However, he went behind for the first time after losing three holes on the spin from the 12th, all with bogeys.

His opponent faltered at the next and Thornton’s third birdie of the day put him one up playing the last.

But he was forced to concede the 18th, taking the match into extra holes.

The first was halved in pars, and another par was good enough to give the Yorkshire competitor a 20th-hole victory.

He faces another German, Falko Hanisch, in the last eight.

Hallamshire’s Barclay Brown, who had beaten his club-mate Alex Fitzpatrick on Thursday, succumbed 5&3 to Belgium’s Lucas Becht in the last 32.

Woodsome Hall’s Rochelle Morris will look to go one better than last year when she competes in next week’s English women’s open stroke play championship, which is being played as part of the 125th anniversary celebrations of the Bristol & Clifton club.

Sammie Giles, from St Mellion, holed a 15ft putt on the final green last year at St Annes Old Links to deny Curtis Cup player Morris.