Talented four selected for Canadian Challenge

Jake Bolton

Four talented young players will represent England in the Canadian International Junior Challenge at Wildfire Golf Club, Lakefield, Ontario, from September 12-15.

They are Jake Bolton of Wiltshire, Jack Cope of Gloucestershire, Danny Daniels of Hertfordshire and Kristian Tannum-Donaldson of Buckinghamshire.

The team championship is played over 54 holes with the best three scores counting in each round, while the individual winner is also recognised. England has won the team event six times since the championship started in 2007, most recently in 2014 when George Gardner was also the medallist. Previous English medallists are Nick Marsh (2012) and Tyrell Hatton (2009).

The players:

Jake Bolton, 18 (Ogbourne Downs), scored the winning point for Wiltshire at last week’s English Boys’ County Championship. He won the South West boys’ county qualifier, was third at the South of England boys’ open, sixth at the Sir Henry Cooper Junior Masters and tied 11th at the English U18 boys’ open for the Carris Trophy. (Image © Leaderboard Photography).

Jack Cope, 17, (Minchinhampton) has had top three finishes in the Sir Henry Cooper Junior Masters, the South of England boys’ open and the South West boys’ county qualifier. He reached the matchplay stages of the British boys’ championship.

Danny Daniels, 17, (Essendon) reached the quarter finals of the British boys’ championship, bowing out on the 22nd hole. He was third in the South East boys’ county qualifier and was 13th in the Fairhaven Trophies and 18th in the South of England boys’ open.

Kristian Tannum-Donaldson, 17, (Buckinghamshire) led the Carris Trophy after the first round and went on to finish sixth. He shared seventh place in the Sir Henry Cooper Junior Masters. He is the Berks, Bucks & Oxon (BB&O) junior county champion.