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Canon European Under 21 Golf Championships 1999

FINAL
Almenara Hotel-Golf
Sotogrande, Spain
2-3 October 1999

ENGLISH STARS SHINE

Two of England's brightest young stars, Nick Dougherty and Rebecca Hudson, won the boys' and girls' sections of the Canon European Under 21 Golf Championships Final.

The 54-hole tournament played over the demanding Almenara Course at Sotogrande, Spain brought together under-21 year old players from ten European countries.

Dougherty, with a final 1 under par 71, overcame a strong field including the British Youths' Champion, Alfonso Guitierrez, and Nicolas Colsaerts, junior Ryder Cup player from Belgium, who finished second and third respectively.

In winning the Championship the 17 year-old Dougherty receives an invitation to the Canon European Masters in 2000.

In the girls' section, it was Rebecca Hudson's second round score of a 2 under par, 70, that set up her 2 shot victory over compatriot Sara Garbutt with 14 year old Laure Sibille from France a creditable third.

The Curtis Cup player's victory wins her a spot in the 2000 Compaq Ladies Open on the ELPGA Tour.

Boys:
Nick Dougherty (+2) 74 76 71 221 (England)
Alfonso Guitierrez (0) 73 74 77 224 (Spain)
Nicolas Colsaerts (+2) 72 76 78 226 (Belgium)

Girls:
Rebecca Hudson (+2) 74 70 80 224 (England)
Sara Garbutt (1) 77 71 79 227 (England)
Laure Sibille (5) 73 80 79 232 (France)