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Ollie relentless in his pursuit of second title

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CHAMPION Ollie Chedhomme produced a performance good enough to beat anyone in the island as he retained his Guernsey junior title in style on Saturday.

Ollie Chedhomme successfully defended his Island Junior championship title on Saturday at La Grande Mare. (Picture by Gareth Le Prevost, 24897217)

With force 5-6 winds whipping around the west coast, the 14-year-old played simply outstanding golf to overcome Rory McKenna 7 & 6 in the 36-hole showpiece at La Grande Mare.

The runner-up played his full part in a high-class final and on another day he would have done enough to win.

But Chedhomme was relentless from the moment he opened up with a birdie, remarkably completing a brilliant morning round one-under par and then hardly giving his opponent a sniff of a comeback in the afternoon.

‘I have practised a lot recently, so the hard work has paid off today,’ said Chedhomme, with a degree of understatement.

‘With the wind out there, it was definitely not easy, but the course is in immaculate condition and the greens were running really quickly so it was a very good day.’

  • More in Monday's Guernsey Press.

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