Hendry and Davis win Abu Dhabi Junior Golf Championships

Dubai-based Scottish teenager Daniel Hendry beat Jimmy Mullen in a tense four-hole play-off to win the Abu Dhabi Junior Golf Championships.

Meanwhile, Dorset’s Hayley Davis successfully defended her girls' title after returning from Waco, Texas, where she is a first-year student at Baylor University to compete in The R&A supported event.

Mullen had been the front runner from the outset of the 54-hole boys' tournament over the Abu Dhabi National course.

After they both finished at three-under 213, the pair went down the par five 18th four times before Hendry finally secured victory with a birdie to lift the trophy.

A member of the Emirates Club, Hendry originally came from Stirling but moved to the United Arab Emirates when his father's job took him to the Middle East.

Hendry, who has a +3 handicap and played for Scotland in the boys home internationals of 2010 and 2011, said: “I kept going on the front nine but it was roller-coaster play.

“We both played great and I think it deserved a play-off like that. It was great experience for the two of us and it felt like we had been out there all day.”

The girls’ event also looked at one stage to be heading for a play-off as 16-year-old Lauren Taylor – who this year became the youngest-ever British women's amateur champion - closed the deficit to one stroke before Hayley Davis produced some superb golf to retain her title by six shots.

Davis, who shot 64 in the second round before a final 73, said: “I didn’t play great and it was very up and down.

“I was trying to get a good rhythm and it felt good to come back at one under.”

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