OSCAR Oliver has been named the Robert Hill Junior of the Year at Marlborough Golf Club.

Each year, club members are asked to nominate an U18 player who has distinguished themselves in some way.

This is open to boys and girls and covers both their performance and improvement in playing the game as well as their contribution and conduct off the course during the year.

In 2018, Oliver was one of three nominations after reducing his handicap from 21 to 11.

Alongside this, he won the Cumberwell Park U14s Junior Open and finished first in the county U14s nett order of merit. He is also part of the Wiltshire Boys Elite Training programme.

Jennifer Almond was also in the running after reducing her handicap from 26 to 18 .

Along the way, she won the Alresford Cup for the south of England U14s as well as wining the Junior Club Championship.

She is part of the Wiltshire Girls Elite Training programme and finished fourth in the county’s nett order of merit.

Finlay Mulvey was the final nominee after reducing his handicap from 28 to 20.

Mulvey won the Broome Manor Junior Open and the Salisbury and South Wilts Junior Open.

He finished fourth in the county U14s order of merit and is part of the Wiltshire Boys Elite Training programme.

After much consideration, the committee chose Oliver as the winner and he received his trophy at the club’s presentation night from Rosie Hill, the widow of Robert Hill who the award is named after.

Alongside the trophy goes a voucher for £100 to be spent on any golf related equipment or coaching.