Student greenkeeper runner up in awards

Christopher Watson - runner up in the Toro Student Greenkeeper of the Year Award.
Christopher Watson - runner up in the Toro Student Greenkeeper of the Year Award.

Assistant greenkeeper at Peterculter Golf Club in Aberdeenshire named runner-up in prestigious national award

Christopher Watson, 18, an assistant greenkeeper at Peterculter Golf Club has been announced as a runner-up in the Toro Student Greenkeeper of the Year Awards 2012.

The 18-year-old Elmwood College student beat off stiff competition from six fellow student greenkeepers at the national finals held at the York headquarters of the British and International Golf Greenkeepers’ Association (BIGGA) recently to become joint runner-up with Peter Thompson, 25, an assistant greenkeeper at the Sunningdale Golf Club in Berkshire, and an Oaklands College student.

Thomas Flavelle, greenkeeper at Lingdale Golf Club in Leicestershire, won the overall title.