Neil delighted to make even more history at AYOF

20 January 2013 / 20:02

Scottish golfer Bradley Neil couldn’t quite believe what he had achieved after making history on the final day of the Australian Youth Olympic Festival.

The 17-year-old headed into the final round still in the hunt for an individual medal at the Twin Creeks Club in Sydney.

But, despite recording a fourth-straight under-par round to leave himself on 11 under overall, he just missed out on a medal finishing fourth.

However Neil had been one of four Brits selected from the ten-strong squad to have his score count towards the nation’s team score.

Britain claimed gold with Chloe Williams, Ewan Scott and Georgia Hall’s scores counting as well as Neil’s.

And Neil struggled to contain himself after writing his name in the history books as one quarter of Team GB’s first-ever gold medal winning golf outfit.

“Although I just missed out on an individual medal I was happy to play my part in helping the team win gold,” said Neil.

“On my final round I tripled bogied one of the early holes and I felt as though I was out of the individuals but I wanted to keep a score going for the team event.

“I knew we were in the hunt for the gold but had no idea of the other scores so I just had to keep plugging away and that is what I did and I somehow ended up three under.

“The aim for the team was to get a medal but to get the gold was fantastic. To be part of the first team for over 100 years to be picked for a British team was already great but to be the first-ever gold-medal winning team was brilliant.”

© Sportsbeat 2013