Morton excels at Royal Birkdale GC

Morton excels at Royal Birkdale GC

GOLFER Josh Morton has won the Birkdale Goblet at the world famous Royal Birkdale Open championship course. The 19-year-old from Dewsbury also finished sixth in an event at Hillside Golf Club, situated next to Royal Birkdale, the same weekend. 

In the North West of England Links Championship combined competition, taking an aggregate score from both tournaments, Morton was also crowned winner.

In reward for his achievement Morton’s name will now be on the honours board in the clubhouse at Royal Birkdale.

Last weekend’s success was the highlight of what has been a successful season for the young golfer.

Playing off a -1.4 handicap, the former Hanging Heaton GC member now playing out of Fixby in Huddersfield, narrowly missed out on qualifying for The Open, finishing sixth and losing a play-off at Moortown.

Morton also finished runner-up at the Moor Allerton Classic this year, shooting an impressive six under par in his final nine holes.

A member of the Huddersfield and Halifax Union team, Morton is currently third in the Yorkshire Order of Merit and 10th in the Northern Order of Merit.

In the recent North of England Youth Championship Morton was ranked 12th.

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