Six teenagers seek Dutch success

Jonathan Thomson

Six teenagers will represent England in this week’s ST8TS TGH Dutch Junior Open, at Toxandria Golf Club in the Netherlands, from Wednesday to Saturday, July 15-18.

They are Jamie Dick of Gloucestershire, Rhys Nevin-Wharton of Cheshire, Gian-Marco Petrozzi of Staffordshire, Billy Spooner of Lincolnshire, Jonathan Thomson of Yorkshire (image © Leaderboard Photography) and Jordan Wrisdale of Lincolnshire.

The players:

Jamie Dick, 19, (Sherdons Golf Centre) was a member of England’s winning team at the 2014 Boys Home Internationals and the Canadian International Junior Challenge, and for GB&I in the Jacques Leglise Trophy.

Rhys Nevin-Wharton, 17, (Sandiway) tied third in the Sir Henry Cooper Junior Masters and shared fourth place in the Irish boys’ open. He was the runner-up in last year’s Daily Telegraph junior championship.

Gian-Marco Petrozzi, 18, (Trentham) tied fourth in the Irish boys’ open has had a string of high finishes this season in the Welsh strokeplay, the Darwin Salver, the Fairhaven Trophies and the Peter McEvoy Trophy.

Billy Spooner, 17, (Woodhall Spa) first represented England in 2012 and contributed to last year’s successful U16 campaign against the other home nations. He has had top ten finishes in this year’s Fairhaven Trophies and the South East of England links championship.

Jonathan Thomson, 18, (Lindrick) finished sixth in the recent Brabazon Trophy, supported by Your Golf Travel, where he shot six-under 66 in the third round. He was third in this year’s Duncan Putter in Wales and a member of England’s winning team at the 2014 Boys’ Home Internationals.

Jordan Wrisdale, 19, (Boston) has just helped Lincolnshire to reach County Finals, with rounds of 68, 64 at qualifying. He was fifth in the South East of England links championship and also shared the first round lead in the Brabazon Trophy.

The Dutch Junior Open is contested by players aged under 21.