The English U14 Boys’ Open Amateur Stroke Play for the Reid Trophy attracts a top quality field of English and international players. The 54-hole stroke play championship is played over three days. The full field plays 18 holes on each of the first two days. After 36 holes, the leading 70 competitors and ties qualify to play the final 18 holes on the third day. It was played this year at Trentham GC, Staffordshire.
Hugh won this event in 2018 and was determined to defend his title. Also the field this year for the first time was James Ilsley from Stourbridge GC.
After 54 holes, Joseph Linel, the big-hitting 13-year-old from Biarritz posted a six-under par 54-hole aggregate of 210 but was still made to fight all the way by defending champion Hugh Adams from Hagley Golf Club, who closed with a four under par 68 to get within three shots of catching the tall Frenchman.