Double winner Dick set for Canadian Challenge

Jamie Dick

Jamie Dick (Forest Hills, Gloucestershire), a member of England’s winning team in the recent Boys Home Internationals and for GB&I in the Jacques Leglise Trophy, has been named in a team of four to compete in the annual Canadian International Junior Challenge at Wildfire Golf Club, Lakefield, Ontario on 8th – 11th September.

The other three members of the group are Oliver Clarke (Formby, Lancashire), George Gardner (Castle Royle, BB&O) and Jack Singh Brar (Remedy Oak, Dorset).

Dick, 18, (Image © Leaderboard Photography) became a boy cap in this year’s European Boys Team Championships in Norway, a call-up that followed victory in the Darwin Salver, second place after a playoff in the Welsh Open Stroke Play and equal fourth place in the Welsh Youths Championship.

He also finished fourth in the Carris Trophy, the English Boys under 18 Championship, while he won three of his six games in the Boys Home Internationals in Scotland.

Clarke, 16, won the Lancashire Boys title at Bury and was capped by England at under 16 level against Spain in Madrid earlier this year. He also finished third in the McGregor Trophy, the English Boys under 16 Championship at Radcliffe-on-Trent and reached the last 16 of the British Boys.

Gardner, 17, is making his first overseas trip with England Golf, a call-up which follows third places in the South East Group Junior Championships and in the Carris Trophy, both held at Moor Park.

Singh Brar, 17, is a former under 16 international who has represented England at boys level for the past three years. Last year, he won the Berkhamsted Trophy and the South of England Boys Championship and finished runner-up in the Duke of York Young Champions Tournament and in the Daily Telegraph Junior Championship.

In 2014, he finished equal fourth in defence of the Berkhamsted Trophy and along with Dick, was a member of the England trio that finished second in the Nations Cup at the Carris Trophy.

The Canadian International Junior Challenge is one of the leading events organised by the Canadian Junior Golf Association. The event, now in its eighth year, is a multi-team competition played over 54 holes of stroke play with the best three scores each day to count. There is also an individual prize.