The superb early season competition form displayed by Claude Harmon Performance Academy Juniors continued into 2021 with a fruitful run of results in the early part of the year.
The 20/21 US Kids Golf Order of Merit came to an exciting climax with all age group winners being ultimately decided on the final day of the season closing Tour Championships. With each seasonal age group winner qualifying for the World Championships at the prestigious Pinehurst GC in the United States the stakes were high.
In the Boys 9 section Keiran Gouri closed out the final 2 events with hugely impressive scores of 30 (-6) and 35 (-1) to ensure 3 victories in the final 4 events was enough to clinch the Order of Merit Victory and his place at Pinehurst.
In the Boys 13-14 division Sam Durbin defended a seasonal wire to wire OOM lead backing up some impressive performances with a 3rd Place finish in the Tour Championship. This was enough for the GEMS/CH3 Elite Golf Program student to hold off the chasing pack and earn his place in the coveted World Championships from a strong division with a number of quality junior players.
There was further success in the Boys 12 division with Els Club member Thomas Buchard booking his place at Pinehurst, showing consistent form all season to secure an impressive and narrow victory with CH3 Academy student Sandro Wulff back in 2nd place.
Other mentionable performances saw runner up finishes for GEMS Elite Program Students Sven Laurijsen and Victor Larsson in the Boys 8 and Boys 9 categories.
Another fantastic achievement also came from EGF Girls Squad member Faye Alblooshi finishing 2nd in the Girls 12-14 category. Faye can look back on a very consistent season with the high point an impressive victory in Tower Links at the start of 2021.
Elsewhere there was further success for the Academy Junior Squad with a dominant victory in the JTS Medical Centre Junior Invitational. Held annually at Arabian Ranches Golf Club the event sees each Golf Academy in Dubai send a team of six players to compete in the scramble format with the lowest gross score crowned Champions.
The CH3 Team of Oscar Nami, Adam Niaz, Victor Larsson, Gustaf Larsson, Keiran Gouri and Sven Laurijsen posted an impressive team total of -11 securing the title by a clear 3 shots.