Three Fylde students are celebrating after their team came second in a national golf competition featuring close to 500 schools.
Carr Hill School students Bradley Wilson, Sam Daniels and Kieran Leaman took part in the England Golf School Knockout competition at Woodhall Spa, in Lincolnshire, in July.
After winning a series of regional knock-out rounds to represent Lancashire, the trio topped the leaderboard for most of the event but the group narrowly missed out on the prestigious title after being pipped by the last team of the day, Bury St Edmunds County Upper School.
Bradley, who is the team captain, said: “We were nervous but excited ahead of the competition.
“Once I started playing I tried to block out the crowd and just focus on the game.
“It was a great experience and we are already thinking about next year.
“We want to win it next time and now we have come this far we know it’s possible.
“Before, we were aiming to get through to the final and that was a big goal to set, so to do that and beat 32 of the 33 other teams is a great feeling.”
The boys were presented with certificates and golf vouchers as a prize at the end of the event, which took place over two days.
PE teacher Matt Grady, who has been mentoring the boys throughout the competition, said: “I’m proud of their achievements.
“They were great ambassadors for the school and did us all proud.
“The competition was an opportunity for the boys to play golf at a professional level and to go Woodhall Spa to play competitively was a great experience for us all.”
Kieran added: “The other schools in the competition were all really good so I am really proud of how well we did.
“We are planning to practise together over the summer and are looking forward to competing in the competition again next year.”