Midland Open Amateur Championship

Northamptonshire teenager Mark Stockdale narrowly missed out on winning the biggest title of his amateur career as he lost in a play-off to Hollinwell’s Jourdan Boulton in the Midland Open Amateur Championship at St. Neots GC.

The Overstone Park member posted seven gross birdies in his last 11 holes of a brilliant opening round of 64, before shooting scores of 72 and 67 to finish alongside Boulton – an incredible eight strokes clear of the nearest competitors.