Teenage quartet will challenge for Irish title

Oliver Clarke

Four teenagers will represent England Golf in the Irish boys’ open amateur championship at Tuam Golf Club, from 23-26 June.

They are Oliver Clarke of Lancashire (image © Leaderboard Photography), Max Martin of Warwickshire, Rhys Nevin-Wharton of Cheshire and Gian-Marco Petrozzi of Staffordshire.

They will be aiming to follow in the footsteps of Bradley Moore, of Kedleston Park in Derbyshire, who won the title last year at Thurles in Tipperary.

The championship is played over 72 holes with a cut to the leading 50 players and ties after the third round.

The players:

Oliver Clarke, 16, (Hillside) was in England's winning team at the 2014 Canadian International Junior Challenge and was third in the English U16 boys’ championship for the MacGregor Trophy. He is in the England Golf boys’ squad.

Max Martin, 17, (Ladbrook Park) represented Warwickshire at last year’s men’s County Finals and was third boy at the 2014 Fairhaven Trophies.

Rhys Nevin-Wharton, 17, (Sandiway) was the runner-up in last year’s Daily Telegraph Junior championship. He is in the England Golf boys’ squad.

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