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England Golf Names Trio for Junior Golf World Cup


England Golf gears up for the 2024 Toyota Junior Golf World Cup, unveiling its ace trio set to compete at the prestigious event hosted at Chukyo Golf Club in Toyota City, Japan.

Ben Bolton of Enville, Staffordshire, Seb Desoisa from Alcadeisa GC, Spain, and Daniel Hayes representing Bramhall, Cheshire, will carry the English banner from June 18-21, aiming to soar higher than their commendable performance last year.

In 2023, England’s golf scene witnessed a resurgence as they clinched a spot in the tournament after a 15-year hiatus.

The squad, comprising Dylan Shaw-Radford, Tyler Weaver, Harley Smith, and Josh Berry, showcased grit, landing a respectable tied-5th finish.

This year, the competition format promises four days of intense action with 72 holes of stroke play.

Each nation’s hopes rest on the shoulders of a three-player squad, with two scores contributing to the collective tally.

The Rising Stars

Ben Bolton

Ben Bolton, 17, emerges as a potent force with a trail of victories and commendable finishes.

His recent exploits include a tied-3rd finish in the Peter McEvoy Trophy and a stellar performance at the Brabazon Trophy, where he secured a tied-10th spot. Noteworthy is his commanding win at the Faldo Series Grand Final, clinched with a remarkable seven-shot lead.

Bolton’s prowess extends internationally, evident in his triumphs at the European Young Masters, the Edge Golf Championship 4, and the Faldo Series Midlands Championship.

Seb Desoisa
Seb Desoisa

Seb Desoisa, a Gibraltar native, brings a blend of talent and tenacity to the English lineup.

The 17-year-old sensation shone at the European Cup of Nations in Sotogrande, Spain, and boasts an impressive streak of 14 top-five finishes since 2023.

Among his notable victories are the Spanish U18 Championship, Almeria City Championship, and triumphs on the TORO TOUR Costa del Sol Winter Series.

Daniel Hayes, 17, stands as a formidable contender, showcasing his mettle on both sides of the Atlantic.

Daniel Hayes
Daniel Hayes

His journey is marked by six top-five finishes across the USA, UK, and Spain. Hayes’ triumph at The Cheshire Cat and commendable placements in prestigious tournaments underline his potential.

His recent exploits, including a tied-2nd finish at the Brabazon Trophy, reflect his readiness to excel on the global stage.

Guiding Lights

The trio will receive guidance from a seasoned support staff. Stephen Burnett assumes the role of Captain/Manager, steering the team towards excellence.

Steven Orr brings his coaching acumen to refine the players’ skills, while Gary Truran ensures their welfare, fostering a conducive environment for peak performance.

In the words of Captain Burnett, “Last year’s 5th place was a remarkable achievement, and we aim to surpass it with this exceptional lineup.”

As the countdown begins, England Golf embraces the challenge, fueled by the determination to leave an indelible mark at the Junior Golf World Cup.