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Mansfield golfer aiming for glory in Portugal

Posted onPosted on 30th Oct

Sherwood Forest Golf Club member Amelia Wan will be aiming to end the season in style and follow in the footsteps of some of the biggest names in golf this week when she takes part in the 2023 Justin Rose Telegraph Junior Golf Championship at Quinta do Lago in Portugal.

 Wan, 16, is going up against some of the finest young golfers from across Europe at the Algarve final on the prestigious South Course at Quinta do Lago, a par-72 layout which was recently named Europe’s Best Golf Course and Portugal’s Best Golf Course at the 2023 World Golf Awards. 

 The headline sponsor of the event since 2019, Rose forms part of an illustrious roll call of iconic names who were victorious in the tournament at the start of their respective careers. His recent winning Ryder Cup colleagues Tommy Fleetwood and Matt Fitzpatrick both put themselves on the map with success at the event, as did Ladies European Tour stars Jodi Ewart Shadoff, Melissa Reid and Carly Booth.

 Quinta do Lago will be hosting the unofficial ‘major of junior golf’ for the seventh time in nine years. The competition is open to any golfers aged 18 or under at midnight on January 1, 2023, making it a breeding ground for exciting young talent that can serve as a stepping stone to the upper echelons of golf.

 With events for both girls and boys, the Justin Rose Telegraph Junior Golf Championship sees 12 young golfers in each category compete across 54 holes of stroke play. Golfers from across the UK, Ireland and Portugal will be taking part in this year’s competition.