Aug 12 2010 By Paul Lipscombe
|TEN-year-old Hayes golf starlet Aadam Syed put his older rivals in the shade on Saturday to capture a national title.|
Syed, the youngest competitor in a field of 90, clinched his best success yet by winning the National Association of Public Golf Courses Open Championship for golfers aged under 21.
The Cranford Primary School pupil shot a superb nine under par net score of 64 to win the event at Tamworth Golf Club.
It is Syed's best achievement yet in a golf career that has already shown rich promise as he was runner-up in the British Asian Sports Personality of the Year awards last year.
At the age of just eight, Syed was called up to the Middlesex County U14s team and won the first UK Junior Play Golf Championship at the Belfry, playing off men's tees.
This year, in addition to his national crown, the Ealing Golf Club youngster has also been successful in winning the Air Links Golf Club's captain's day event as well as the Wyke Green GC Junior Open.
Unfortunately, Syed, who plays off a 14 handicap, may have to give up on playing in the World Junior Championships if he qualifies this year, due to a lack of funding.
Despite qualifying for the event in the past two years, Syed has been unable to take part and his father Syed Hussain also says that his son now requires proper golf coaching to reach his potential.
Anyone who wishes to sponsor Aadam Syed should contact his father on: 07879 653286