Northants County teenager Corey Neville made a winning return to competitive golf as he topped the leaderboard by five shots in the Faldo Series regional qualifying event at Brocket Hall.
Neville, who qualified for the Grand Final in the UAE last year, booked another trip to Al Ain Equestrian GC after shooting superb rounds of 71, 67 and 69 to win the England South II Boys Championship from Jack Bigham.
He said “It’s great to be back playing competitive golf in the Faldo Series, and back on a golf course rather than practicing in my garden hitting into a bedsheet hung on the washing line through lockdown.
“The course here can really punish you, especially the thick rough, so I played very strategically avoiding taking on too many risks which I am glad paid off.
“All being well in the world, I’m excited to return to Al Ain, and hope I can improve on my top 3 finish last year in my category!”