NORTHWICH schoolboy Henry Bradshaw secured a win for the Rest of Europe against Spain during three days of golf in the Costa del Sol.

On the first day, the Sandiway Primary School student featured in the friendly team competition for eight to 10-year-olds on a par three course at the Miguel Angel Jimenez Academy near La Cala de Mijas, between Fuengirola and Marbella.

His dad Neil said: “Henry played the course well, winning his individual contest, although team Spain just edged the win by a very narrow margin.

“It was a brilliant atmosphere with the Spanish team providing hospitality in the form of a merienda afterwards!”

Northwich Guardian: Henry Bradshaw representing the Rest of Europe teamHenry Bradshaw representing the Rest of Europe team (Image: Contributed)

Day two and three brought about the European Junior Golf Tour’s eighth International Tour Championship which took place at the La Cala Golf Resort, where Pryors Hayes Golf Club member Henry was not on his own in being out of his comfort zone.

“It was an incredible setting at a very testing mountainous course,” said Neil.

“Children from across the continent competed in mostly unfamiliar conditions; 26 degree October heat with a crowd watching at the first tee and the youngsters being followed by camera crews and drones flying overhead!

Northwich Guardian: Henry sinking his putt in front of the cameras at La Cala Golf ResortHenry sinking his putt in front of the cameras at La Cala Golf Resort (Image: Contributed)

Northwich Guardian: Henry on the tee at La CalaHenry on the tee at La Cala (Image: Contributed)

“The playing standard was high, and Henry tackled the testing course with his best efforts over the two days but didn’t manage the winning spot this year.

“He will certainly be looking to return next year to compete again, and in a tour that has produced Tommy Fleetwood, who knows what the future holds!”

Henry has progressed quickly in the sport since starting out 18 months ago.

He is coached by Roger Shutt who is the professional at Pryors Hayes.

Henry secured his Spain qualification over the course of the past year, playing and building up points in five tournaments.