England quartet set for Irish boys’ championship


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The 72-hole championship takes place at Castle Golf Club, Dublin, from 28 June to 1 July. There will be a cut after 54 holes with the top 50 players and ties contesting the final 18 holes.

The players:

Jack Ainscough, 16, (Hartlepool, Durham) was runner-up in the Peter McEvoy Trophy. Last year he reached the last 32 in the British boys’ championship and had top tens in the McGregor Trophy and the Scottish U16 championship. (Image © Leaderboard Photography).

Jake Benson, 17, (Beeston Fields, Nottinghamshire) tied for the U16 Hazards Trophy at last year’s English U18 boys’ championship, where he was 10th overall. He also helped England U16s to their clean sweep in their autumn home internationals.

Callum Farr, 17, (Priors Hall, Northamptonshire) shared seventh place in the Peter McEvoy Trophy and last year reached last 32 in British boys’ championship. He has helped Northamptonshire reach the Boys’ County Finals last year and this.

Arrun Singh-Brar, 17, (Foxhills) had top ten finishes in last season’s Peter McEvoy Trophy, the German Junior Masters and in qualifying for the British boys’ championship. This season he reached the matchplay stages of the French boys’ international championship.

(Image - Leaderboard photography)

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