WINDERMERE Golf Club’s Adam Chapman finished six shots clear to win the Men’s Pannal Rose Bowl – a 36 hole strokeplay competition which forms part of the Yorkshire Order of Merit series. 

Widely acknowledged as one of the sport’s rising stars, Chapman – who finished with rounds of 68 and 67 – has been a player at the club since the age of ten.

Now 19, he is a member of the national squad and made his England debut in last year’s European Boys’ Team Championships in Scotland.

Recently returning from the Amateur Championship in Ireland where he reached round four, Chapman was pleased with his latest silverware but now has his sights firmly fixed on future challenges.

“I am delighted to have won the Pannal Rose Bowl and despite conditions being tough, I am pleased with how I played,” said Chapman.

“In terms of progression, all being well, I turn professional at the end of next year, with the aim to play as well as I possibly can going forward.”

The former Lakes School pupil is coached by Windermere Golf Club’s Head PGA Professional, Simon Edwards, who firmly believes his protégé can go a long way in the game.

“Adam is playing extremely well at the moment and I am helping him maintain that form,” added Edwards.

“His focus is to play on the European Tour and I firmly believe he can achieve this.  We are now putting steps in place to get to that stage.”