Players named for Dutch U21 championship

Gian Marco Petrozzi

Somerset’s Josh Hilleard – who won four titles in 22 days – is one of three players to represent England in the ST8TS TopGolf Holland Dutch Junior Open at Toxandria from 13-16 July

Hilleard will be joined by Matthew Jordan of Cheshire and Gian-Marco Petrozzi of Staffordshire (Image © Leaderboard Photography) to compete for the U21 title.

The players

Josh Hilleard, 21, (Farrington Park), won the West of England Championship, the Berkhamsted Trophy, the Faldo Series Wales Championship and the Hampshire Salver in April. He was joint top-scorer when England beat France at Formby and was also in England’s winning team at the Costa Ballena Quadrangular Tournament.

Matthew Jordan, 20, (Royal Liverpool) was fourth in the Irish stroke play, sixth in the Duncan Putter in Wales and had top 20 finishes in the Scottish and Welsh stroke play championships. Earlier in the season he won the Hampshire Hog and tied third in the Hampshire Salver.

Gian-Marco Petrozzi, 19, (Trentham) reached the Amateur Championship matchplay and was fourth in the Brabazon Trophy, where he shot the championship low score of seven-under 65 in the final round. He also tied third in both the Hampshire Salver and the Duncan Putter and was 10th in the Lytham Trophy.