Greenkeeper is one of best in country

Sam Evans with his award.
Sam Evans with his award.

A Myerscough College student has been named as one of the best student greenkeepers in the country at a national award ceremony.

Sam Evans, who has undertaken a Level 3 Apprenticeship in Horticulture, was named runner up this week in the Toro Student Greenkeeper of The Year Awards for 2013.

Acknowledged as the highlight of the student greenkeeper’s year, 25-year-old Sam’s success in the competition has earned him an invitation to attend the ‘Continue to Learn’ Education Programme later this year, as well as industry wide recognition for his achievements.

Sam will also be given free membership for one year to the British & International Golf Greenkeeper’s Association.

There was further success within the awards for Myerscough College too, with fellow apprentices Daniel Hardy and Joshua Thorley also shortlisted.

Lee Price, employer services manager at Myerscough College, said: “We are delighted again to see our learners to progress to the finals of the competition.

“To have three in the finals is I firmly believe testament to the quality of training we deliver.

“Special congratulations to Sam for achieving this year’s runners up spot. Also congratulations to the winner and all the other finalists for what is a fantastic achievement.”