The 35th renewal of the Telegraph Junior Golf Championship, the opening qualifiers for which get under way today [March 27], is being sponsored by European Tour star Justin Rose, who was himself the winner of the title in 1997.
Open to anyone aged under 18, the Telegraph Junior Golf Championship has helped produce many top tour professionals since its launch, including Rose, Tommy Fleetwood and Matt Fitzpatrick on the European Tour, as well as leading lights of the Ladies European Tour such as Melissa Reid and Jodi Ewart Shadoff.
Regarded as the unofficial ‘major’ of junior golf, the 54-hole strokeplay tournament will this year return to Quinta Do Lago in Portugal and will be televised by Sky Sports.
Speaking about his official tie-in with the tournament, Rose said: ‘I am delighted to announce my sponsorship of the Justin Rose Telegraph Junior Golf Championship, a tournament close to my heart since I won the title back in 1997. It’s great to be involved in the championship and have the opportunity to encourage and grow junior golf. I can’t wait to see some of this year’s talent. Good luck to everyone taking part this year!”
Adam Sills, Head of Sport at The Telegraph, said: “It’s great to have a player of Justin’s calibre backing this year’s Championship. As a former winner who has gone on to be a world number one, he will provide plenty of inspiration for all this year’s junior competitors. I’m looking forward to another great championship in Portugal.”
Sean Moriarty, CEO Quinta do Lago said: “We are very proud to be hosting the Justin Rose Telegraph Junior Golf Championship at Quinta do Lago this year. Golf has always been at the heart of Quinta do Lago, and it is fantastic to be growing the next generation of champions as part of our legacy. Justin is a former winner of the championship and went on to become the world no.1. The tournament will be a great opportunity to inspire and educate young people, as well as a fantastic event for the whole family to enjoy. We look forward to welcoming you to Quinta do Lago and wish all the young hopefuls the very best in the tournament.”
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