KING’S Ely Sixth Form student and skilful golfer, Paul Collington, has driven his way to victory in the eminent Faldo Series Junior Tour.
Paul, who is in Year 13, beat 152 of the UK’s most able junior players in the competition, which was held at Brocket Hall in Hertfordshire, from April 3rd to 5th.
Paul placed first with a total of 214, -5, for the Par 73, three-rounds. This qualifies him for the Faldo Series Junior Tour Grand Final, which will see him playing against the world’s most talented junior golfers in Al Ain, United Arab Emirates (UAE), in the autumn.
Paul joined King’s Ely Junior in Year 7, and he lives with his family in Newmarket. Paul is Captain of Golf at King’s Ely, and he is a member at Gog Magog Golf Club in Great Shelford, Cambridge. Paul usually practises or plays golf every day, and he first started having lessons when he was six years old. He plays off +2.6.
Speaking about his win, Paul said: “It is an incredible way to kick off the season! I was really pleased to achieve three solid rounds with the bonus of gaining world ranking points, and a trip to the Grand Final in UAE in September.”
It is certainly going to be a busy summer for Paul, as he is studying for his A Levels in History, Psychology, and Physical Education (Academic). He will also be playing in The Open Qualifying Series in June, and the Junior World Championships in San Diego in July. Everyone at King’s Ely wishes Paul well for what looks set to be a very exciting competition season ahead.