16-year old Gian-Marco Petrozzi won the singles competition at the British Colleges Sport National Open Golf Championship last week. Held at St Andrew’s Park, the youngster carded an outstanding 74 and 69 over 2 rounds.
Petrozzi, from Burslem, attends Newcastle-under-Lyme College and alongside fellow students, Lewis Clewlow, Dan Bourne and Jack Longley, finished 2nd in the team competition after they all ended the event in respectable positions.
The 4 teenagers will be part of the first group to join the new Ian Woosnam Golf Academy, which will be based at the NULC’s Academy of Sport.
‘Woosie’, the 1991 Masters champion, was over the moon with the result and will certainly be keeping a close eye on the promising futures of his first recruits.
“This is a fantastic achievement for NULC. We’re on a mission to find the best young golfers in Staffordshire, Cheshire and Derbyshire and offer them a fantastic education, which combines top golfing and sports tuition with higher-level qualifications.
“Clearly we are already attracting some of the best golfers in the country when they hold their own against the likes of Hartpury, Myerscough and Derby Colleges.”
We will hopefully be speaking to some of the lads later this week at the new academy, so do check back to find out more!