Clare and Orrin seek success in South Africa

Max Orrin

Jamie Clare (Burnham & Berrow, Somerset), runner-up in last year’s English Amateur Championship, and Max Orrin (North Foreland, Kent) will represent England Golf in the KeNako South African World Juniors at Kingswood Golf Club in George on 6th – 8th March.

The event, which also embraces a girls’ competition, is played over 54 holes of stroke play and is part of the World Junior Golf Series.

Clare, 17, spent some of his younger years in Portugal where he won a number of Portuguese Federation junior competitions. He is a former Sussex under 15 champion when a member of East Sussex National and last year’s South West Schools Champion.

But he took everyone’s attention last July when he battled through to the 36-hole final of the English Amateur at Woburn only to lose 7 and 5 to international Steven Brown. Clare was capped by England at under 16 level and is a member of the England boys’ Squad as is Orrin, 17, who was an under 16 team-mate of Clare.

Orrin (picture © Tom Ward) made his debut as a boy cap in last year’s European Boys Team Championships in the Czech Republic and also played in the Boys Home Internationals.

A former South of England Boys champion, he finished runner-up in the 2010 English under 16 Championship for the McGregor Trophy at Prince’s, while last year he won the Andulucia Junior Open, was second in the Darwin Salver and third in the Fairhaven Trophy and the South East Junior Championship.