British Junior Golf Tour 2023 Season Tour Championship
Walton Heath, venue of the 2023 SIG Women’s Open, hosted another fantastic event, as the talented BJGT Tour Championship finalists tackled the magnificent New Course, to end their season in style.
We are very grateful to all our sponsors and supporters throughout the year and would like to say a special thanks to Motocaddy, Titleist, and Hill St Chocolatier, for helping with fabulous prizes on the day – these went down very well, and certainly set us apart from the rest on the junior golf circuit in the UK.
6&Under – Order of Merit Champion – Louie Goh
Louie ended a quite brilliant season in style to take the Tour Championship title and with it the 2023 Order of Merit.
He’s won multiple times on the BJGT this year, the IMGA Junior World Championship and now topped the Order of Merit – phenomenal!
Aryan Lally took the runner-up place on the Order of Merit behind Louie after an excellent season that ended with a 3rd place finish in the Tour Championship.
Taio-Blake Burkitt pushed Louie all the way in the Tour Championship, just losing out on countback, and finished the season on the podium in the Order of Merit, flying the flag for Wales.
7-8 Division – Order of Merit Champion – Brodie MacIver
Brodie topped a superbly talented field having produced some fabulous golf throughout the year; his season ended with a runner-up finish at the Tour Championship.
Zachary Blayney dominated the Tour Championship, firing the round of the day, to lead the way on the day and secure second place on the Order of Merit.
Noah Norman ended his first season on the BJGT in third place, a brilliant effort in his rookie year, and we look forward to seeing him push further next season.
The Girls 7-8 Tour Championship was won by Ellie Wang, who has shown all season just how good she is, finishing joint 3rd overall at Walton Heath with a round of 75, while Florrie Collins came home in second place on the day.
9-10 Division – Order of Merit Champion – Leo Taylor
Leo really showed his class as he blitzed the second half of the season to storm to the Order of Merit title; he also took the runner-up place at the Tour Championship having just lost out on a countback.
Darcy Eaton took the Tour Championship title, edging out Leo, and in doing so jumped back into second place on the overall table, rounding off a superb season.
Aditya Sawhney finished third at the Tour Championship, just a single shot behind the lead pair, and had to settle for third place on the Order of Merit, but it was a fantastic effort.
Boys 9-12 Junior Open Net Division – Order of Merit Champion – Kavin Yogaligam
Kavin held off Marcus Karim by just 6 points to take the Order of Merit title having used his power to great effect throughout the season.
Marcus took the Tour Championship title, with a brilliant final round of the season, but had to settle for second overall – still a magnificent effort having only just moved up into the division.
Rhys Hughes finished in third place both on the day at Walton Heath and overall in a wonderfully consistent season in a very competitive division.
Boys 9-12 Junior Open Gross Division – Order of Merit Champion – Jake Jeff-Johnston
Jake led the way for virtually the whole season and deservedly took the overall title after playing some first class golf this season.
Marcus Karim grabbed second place overall after a brilliant Tour Championship win, to match his Net Division result – an incredible achievement to do it in both divisions.
Rhys Hughes doubled up his third place overall finishes, another impressive achievement, having finished in second place on the day.
Freddie Buck grabbed the final podium place on the day to take third place at Walton Heath and end his season in fine style.
Girls Junior Open Net Division – Order of Merit Champion – Abigail Tang
Abigail held on in a very close finish to deservedly take the Overall title after a very consistent season where she continually finished on the podium.
Amelia McGinty pushed Abigail all the way to finish in second place after another superb season on the BJGT, as she just fell short of doing the Net Division double.
Sapphire Boyce amazingly claimed third place, despite having her season hugely impacted by a serious injury sustained at the WJGC in February.
Clara Simpson ended the season with a fine win as she claimed the Tour Championship title at Walton Heath; she was chased home by Sophia Moores who finished just a single shot behind in second.
Girls Junior Open Gross Division – Order of Merit Champion – Amelia McGinty
Amelia narrowly missed the season double but topped the Gross Division to make it a truly memorable, and very impressive season, having built on her 2022 Net title.
Sapphire Boyce went one place better than her Net Division result to finish second and after her injury, this was an incredible achievement.
Sophia Moores completed the Order of Merit podium in third place, securing the place with a runner-up finish in the Tour Championship.
Maisie Whittall claimed the Tour Championship Gross title to end her 2023 season with another fine trophy.
Boys Junior Open Net Division – Order of Merit Champion – Freddie Raven
Freddie secured the 2023 title with a third place finish in the Tour Championship; he had a standout season and his improvement this season was rightly rewarded.
Shiv Ahluwalia maintained his position in second place, albeit by just 10 points, as he did enough to end the season with a very nice trophy and collection of prizes.
Austin Scott made a grab for the runner-up place on the final day by finishing second at the Tour Championship, but the countback result left him just short of catching Shiv.
Ronnie Seagroatt grabbed the Tour Championship title to end his season with a fine victory.
Boys Junior Open Gross Division – Order of Merit Champion – Oliver Brightman
Oliver took charge of the Order of Merit early in the season and never let go finishing with a commanding lead to deservedly head the field after some quality golf.
Robert Payne grabbed second place overall after winning the Tour Championship in fine style – impressively, this was only his 9th event of the season.
James Page rose to third place on the OOM table after finishing just a single shot behind Robert at Walton Heath after a fine first season on the BJGT.
Walton Heath was also the venue where we crowned the Parent/Junior champions (Stephen and Noah Norman) and runners-up (Joe and Florrie Collins), and BJGT Caddie of the Year (Fraser Lamble), and where we awarded a special recognition trophy to Hamza Marfleet, who played up a division and finished fourth in the 7-8 division Order of Merit. Well done, everyone!
2023 was another wonderful season that seemed to fly by, we saw plenty of amazing golf from some superbly talented juniors.
We now look forward to 2024, with some big changes coming, as we look to continue our growth as the leading junior golf tour in the UK.
We truly believe that we are a viable pathway for junior golfers who have the highest aspirations, offering unmatched opportunities and lots of advice on their options as they grow and develop.