Yorkshire golf: Hallamshire’s Alex Fitzpatrick third in Italian Under-16 championship

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HALLAMSHIRE GC’S Alex Fitzpatrick has finished third in the Italian Under-16 boys’ championship.

Fitzpatrick, who helped Yorkshire secure the EGU Northern Counties League title on Saturday, shot rounds of 69 76 73 72 for a two-under-par 290 total.

His Hallamshire club-mate Barclay Brown came 14th (75 73 74 79) at Biella GC in Magnano.

The title was won by Italy’s Leo Riccardo with scores of 70 71 72 72.

Moortown’s Stephen East, Yorkshire’s seniors’ champion, won 3&1 against Ian Brotherston yesterday in the European Senior Men’s team championship.

But England were defeated 3-2 in the quarter-final at the Pravets GC, in Bulgaria.