Leading England amateurs to play Bridgestone Challenge

Four leading England amateurs will tee up in the European Challenge Tour’s Bridgestone Challenge at Luton Hoo, Bedfordshire, from 6-9 September.

Jake Burnage, Nick Poppleton, Tom Sloman and Andrew Wilson have received invitations from England Golf. All four players have represented England in international events, are consistent challengers in top amateur tournaments and Poppleton (pictured) is the Brabazon Trophy champion.

Burnage, 23, is from Saunton Golf Club, Devon; Poppleton, 24, is from Wath Golf Club, Yorkshire; Sloman, 22, from Taunton & Pickeridge, Somerset; and Wilson, 24, from Darlington, Co Durham.

Nigel Edwards, England Golf Performance Director, said: “This is a great opportunity for Jake, Nick, Tom and Andrew to compete in the Bridgestone Challenge and test themselves against proven professionals.”

The Bridgestone Challenge is one of the biggest events on the European Challenge Tour schedule and is being hosted at Luton Hoo Hotel, Golf and Spa for a second successive year.

For the first time, the Bridgestone Challenge will be screened live for three hours via the Bridgestone Facebook page and via the Blackstar Golf website on the final day of the event. Key highlights and exclusive interviews will also be shared on the Bridgestone Facebook page throughout the competition week.

The Bridgestone Challenge plays a key part of Bridgestone’s golfing sponsorships this year. Eighteen qualifiers from the amateur Chase Your Dream Trophy, run by England Golf, will play in the pro-am and the winning team will play in the pro-am of the British Masters supported by Sky Sports at Walton Heath in October.

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