Longridge golfer Mark celebrates doing the double

Mark Young with his trophy after winning another EuroPro Tour title
Mark Young with his trophy after winning another EuroPro Tour title

Longridge Golf Club’s Mark Young made it two wins in as many weeks by taking top spot in the Cumberwell Park Championship.

Having won his maiden HotelPlanner.com PGA EuroPro title the week before, Young held off his rivals to claim a three-shot victory on 16 under par.

He carded rounds of 65, 65 and 67 to claim top spot, having led overnight and battled through a tricky opening nine holes on the final day in Wiltshire.

He faced tough competition from a pack of Cumberwell professionals including Steve Surry and Will Brown, as well as teen amateur James Cooper.

Reflecting on his win Young said: “I’m over the moon with this win, it has put one foot in the door for the Challenge Tour next season which was the target at the start of this season.

“I was hitting some pretty good shots on the front nine but wasn’t able to take advantage of those scoring chances; my putter was stone cold.

“I hung in there as I knew there were going to be some scoring holes on the back nine; I’m delighted with the birdie on 17 which gave me the cushion I needed coming up the final hole.”

Despite a slow start, the good work made in earlier rounds provided enough buffer for Young who never dropped out of the lead, only sharing it with Will Brown and James Cooper on one occasion.

The win cements Young at the top of the Order of Merit after six events and moves him halfway to the £250,000, four-win bonus on offer this season on the EuroPro Tour.