A Surbiton teenager has qualified for the final of the American Golf Junior Championship, and only narrowly missing out on winning the regional round.

Elliot MacGregor carded level par at Farleigh Golf Club, beaten by only one point by Luffenham Heath Golf Club junior Artur Koyama.

Both youngsters now progress to the national final on August 16 at Gainsborough Golf Club.

Daniel Gathercole, director of marketing and communications at American Golf said: “This is the fourth year for the Junior Championships, and we’ve got another crop of youngsters who are playing some very impressive golf.

“Once again though I’m most impressed by the sportsmanship and positive attitude that we’ve got used to seeing. We can’t wait to get these great young golfers to Gainsborough for the final and, with the help of Ping, make it a truly memorable event.”

To find out about American Golf's championships, which are all free to enter, visit americangolf.co.uk/free-tournaments/free-tournaments.html.