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Josh qualifies for Junior European Open Golf Championship

19 October 2022  |  Jill Lundberg  |  Posted in: ,

Richmond Sixth Form College golfer Josh Newell is heading to Spain after qualifying for the Junior European Open Golf Championship.

Josh competed in the regional heat held in Middlesbrough and with a score of 72 (on a par 70 course) he secured his place to play at the prestigious European tournament. Josh will join other finalists from 45 heats which have taken place in the UK in the last six months.

The competition has an enviable pedigree. First staged in 1993 and now in its 30th year, the Junior European Open (JEO) is widely regarded as the toughest test in junior golf and is the most keenly contested junior golf tournament in Europe.

The competition will be covered by Sky Sports and 1995 JEO finalist Nick Dougherty. The competition will be hosted at Alcaidesa Links Golf Resort which has two impressive golf courses, with a total of 36 professional holes and spectacular views to the sea.

Josh said: “I am over the moon to have qualified for the Junior European Open. I am looking forward to competing in Spain on some amazing courses and against some of the best players in my age group. I’m sure it will be a fantastic and memorable experience!”

Josh is enrolled with Peak USA and is hoping to be selected by an American University under their scholarship programme.  Josh started to play golf when he was 14 years old and plays for Harrogate and District Union team and regularly represents them in the North of England. At college, Josh studies Triple CTEC Sport and aspires to be a professional golfer or to follow a career in the golf or sporting field.

You can follow Josh’s progress on Instagram.


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