3rd February 2011

Tommy Fleetwood, now a professional, finished top of the Titleist FootJoy EGU Order of Merit in 2010. To mark his achievement Fleetwood was presented with the trophy at a special ceremony at Formby Hall Golf Club.

The 20 year old Lancastrian topped the 2010 table with 1221.31 points, almost 300 more than runner-up Andrew Sullivan and third-placed Tom Lewis.

Most of those points came from his victory in the English Amateur at Little Aston but among his other successes he finished runner-up in the Spanish Amateur and the European Amateur Championship.

He was also the leading scorer in the international with France at Chantilly, helped England win the European Nations Cup and almost upstaged the Challenge Tour professionals in the English Challenge at Stoke by Nayland, again finishing second just prior to joining the paid ranks.

"It was great to win the Order of Merit because although I won the English Amateur, it is all about your performances over the year," said Fleetwood. "It's not just winning one tournament but about consistency and I'm really happy about that.

"Now I've turned pro I'm going to miss the EGU and England. I always enjoyed playing in teams and I enjoyed working with Dave Ridley and the other coaches. England has such a good set-up and I have nothing but praise for all those people who helped me."

The presentation was made by EGU Chairman Nigel Evans watched by Fleetwood's parents, Sue and Peter, and by many of the Formby Hall members.
To see the full details of the 2010 Titleist FootJoy Order of Merit visit the English Golf Union website, www.englishgolfunion.org .