GOLF: Amor is in for England

Ben Amor

Ben Amor

First published in Sport

MARLBOROUGH’S reigning England boys champion Ben Amor has been named in the six-strong squad to represent England in the annual Costa Ballena Quadrangular Tournament in Spain on January 22-24.

Amor, 18, became boys champion when he won the Carris Trophy in a three-way playoff at West Lancashire last July, beating Italy’s Renato Paratore and Bath’s Jamie Li.

The Wiltshire teenager also won all six of his games for England in the Boys Home Internationals, finished third in the Welsh Open Youths Championship and fourth in the Canadian Junior Challenge and ended third on the Titleist/FootJoy 2013 England Golf Boys Order of Merit.

The Costa Ballena competition is played on a round robin basis over three days against teams from Finland, Germany and hosts Spain, each match comprising three foursomes and six singles.

After six runners-up finishes, including last year when they lost by half a point, England will aim to land the title for the first time since 2006.

Amor joins 2012 England boys runner-up Bobby Keeble (Crowlands Heath, Essex) and current Tillman Trophy winner Paul Kinnear (Formby, Lancashire) at the event, along with Jamie Bower (Meltham, Yorkshire), Robert Burlison (Oxley Park, Staffordshire) and Adam Chapman (Windermere, Cumbria).

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