Ewen ends junior run as victorious captain

Scottish Boys Championships 2013, Monifieth golf Links 1-6 April 2013, Ewen Ferguson (Bearsden)'Pic Kenny Smith, Kenny Smith Photography'6 Bluebell Grove, Kelty, Fife, KY4 0GX 'Tel 07809 450119,
Scottish Boys Championships 2013, Monifieth golf Links 1-6 April 2013, Ewen Ferguson (Bearsden)'Pic Kenny Smith, Kenny Smith Photography'6 Bluebell Grove, Kelty, Fife, KY4 0GX 'Tel 07809 450119,

Bearsden golfer Ewen Ferguson captained the winning Great Britain and Ireland junior team, beating Europe in Barsebäck, Sweden.

The talented 18-year-old Bearsden Golf Club member headed the team in the annual Jacques Leglise Trophy and claimed victory by one point.

The current U18’s Scottish strokeplay champion said: “Captaining a winning GB&I team was the highlight and I feel a fitting end to my junior golfing experience.”

Ewen was the only player in the tournament to win all four of his matches. England’s Marco Penge and Ashton Turner led the way with a 4&3 win over Dutchman Vince van Veen and Spain’s Klaus Ganter.

Wins for Ewen, Bradley Moore, Rowan Lester and George Burns gave the side momentum and when the top match finished all square GB&I took a slender one point lead going into the afternoon singles.

Swedes Marcus Kinhult and Oskar Bergqvist overturned the deficit with early wins against Haydn McCullen and Tim Harry, but Ferguson restored parity with his 2&1 win against Adam Blomme.

GB&I moved ahead with wins from George Burns and Bradley Moore, who defeated Italy’s Federico Zuckermann by 5 to 4. But Italy’s Stefano Mazzoli won the last with a birdie to edge out Marco Penge and keep the Continent of Europe within a point of GB&I.

Spain’s Klaus Ganter brought them another point but Lester dashed hopes of a comeback with a 2&1 win over Czech Republic’s Vitek Novak to seal a 12½-11½ GB&I win.