Penge wins prestigious Order of Merit

Marco Penge
Marco Penge

Teenage international Marco Penge has shot to the top in 2015 and been named England Golf’s top junior golfer.

The Horsham golfer has sealed an impressive season in which he has made an impact in men’s and juniors’ event and as a result, has won the prestigious boys’ Order of Merit.

Penge top honour this year was winning the Scottish amateur strokeplay title and the Goodwood club golfer is delighted to win the order of merit after playing a limited junior schedule.

He said: “I only played three boys’ events this year and I won two of them and reached the semi-finals in the other, which got me over the line to win the Order of Merit,” he said.

“Winning this means a lot to me because a lot of great players, who have done a lot as professionals, have won this trophy.”

The 17-year-old’s highlights of 2015 included his wins in the Peter McEvoy Trophy and the Sir Henry Cooper Junior Masters, alongside his Scottish success.

He was also in the winning GB&I boys’ team which defeated the Continent of Europe in the Jacques Leglise Trophy.

Looking ahead to 2016 he hopes to progress to break into the top 20 in the world amateur golf rankings, to play in the US amateur, to win another title, to make the Junior Ryder Cup team – and to always be in contention.

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