Europe’s finest head to Lancashire

Barclay Brown
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The finest young boy golfers from across Europe will bid for the Reid Trophy at Preston Golf Club this week.

The English boys’ Under-14s Amateur Championship will be contested by 132 players with handicaps as low as scratch.

They represent 15 countries and the youngest player is 11-year-old Goncalo Teodoro of Portugal who entered off a handicap of 4.5.

There is a strong English challenge for the title including Yorkshire’s Barclay Brown, pictured right.

The 14-year-old recently came fourth in the McGregor Trophy, the English Under-16s boys’ championship.

He has previously won the North of England Under-14s Championship and recently became the youngest winner of the Sheffield Open amateur – taking the record from Danny Willett.

Grady Rogerson, a four handicapper from Royal Lytham and St Annes will carry Lancashire hopes in the championship.

The championship is played over 54 holes. The field is cut after 36 holes to the leading 70 players and ties.

The top six players in the Championship will gain automatic exemption to next year’s McGregor Trophy.