It’s been a week to savour for young Jade at Milton

Jade Roberts at the Peterborough Milton Pro-Am sponsored by Sycamore (Peterborough Ltd).
Jade Roberts at the Peterborough Milton Pro-Am sponsored by Sycamore (Peterborough Ltd).
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It’s been quite a breathtaking last few days for Peterborough Milton youngster Jade Roberts.

The 13 year-old started last week playing off a handicap of 34 and winning the junior club championship net prize with scores of 60 and 67.

She was promptly cut to 27 and qualified to play in the club’s junior team at the big Peterborough Miton Pro-Am tournament a few days later.

In that she had to play off 20 (three-quarters allowance) yet still managed to get among the prizes playing with fellow Milton juniors Ben Morris and Ben Mackenzie and Spalding Golf Club professional Adam Keogh. They finished sixth out of the 44 teams with a 12 under total.

And to complete a fantastic week, Jade also hit a hole-in-one on the club’s six-hole Academy course while playing in a junior pitch and putt competition.

There was more good news at the Pro-Am for the thriving Milton junior section as 14 year-old Sam Ludlow featured in the winning team.

And the 11-handicapper played a key role in his team’s victory by shooting a splendid gross 76.

The Pro-Am, a Midlands PGA event sponsored by Sycamore (Peterborough Ltd), had a prize fund of £5,625 and four local professionals managed to get among the money.

Leading the way in sixth place and receiving a cheque for £322.50 was Thorpe Wood’s Stuart Brown, who was sixth with a one over par 72.

Also from Thorpe Wood, Aaron Jones won £217 by finishing joint eighth with 73 and Gary Casey £138 by finishing equal 13th with 73. Spalding pro Keogh was also equal 13th.

Paul Streeter signed off with a birdie at the final hole to ensure victory and claim the £750 winner’s cheque.

The three at the par four 18th was the culmination of a birdie blitz from the pro from Lincoln Golf Centre. He posted four birdies in the last seven holes to win with a four under 67.


Thorpe Wood professional Stuart Brown secured another second place finish on the East PGA circuit at the weekend.

He finished runner-up in the Grim’s Dyke Golf Club Pro-Am in London with a three under par 66 - three shots behind winner Lee Curling from the host club.

It was the third time Brown had placed second in the last four East PGA events. Curling won £475 and Brown £360.


Ros Cuthbert is the new Milton ladies club champion. She took the title after firing rounds of 84 and 77 to finish a shot clear of Georgina Dunn.

The best net return of 143 (64 and 79) belonged to Chris Hunt.