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Chance for junior golfers to play at Quinta do Lago

PUBLISHED: 08:30 06 May 2016

Jamie Li and Olivia Mehaffey were the 2015 winners of the Telegraph BMW Junior Championships at Quinta do Lago (pic: Azalea Group)

Jamie Li and Olivia Mehaffey were the 2015 winners of the Telegraph BMW Junior Championships at Quinta do Lago (pic: Azalea Group)

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Telegraph BMW Championship final to be held in Portugal

The UK’s next generation of golf stars is being invited to take up the challenge of qualifying for the final of the 2016 Telegraph BMW Junior Championship for the chance to experience Quinta do Lago – Europe’s most exclusive sports and lifestyle destination.

Regarded by many, including Ryder Cup-winning captain Paul McGinley, as one of world junior golf’s Majors, the event will see 21 finalists – 12 boys and nine girls – gather at the award-winning venue in Portugal’s Algarve from October 31 to November 4 for the opportunity to join an illustrious list of former champions.

Entering its fourth decade, the prestigious 54-hole strokeplay tournament will be returning to Quinta do Lago for the fourth year running, with previous winners including 2013 US Open champion Justin Rose, Tommy Fleetwood, Matthew Fitzpatrick, Melissa Reid, Hayley Davis and Carly Booth.

England international Jamie Li and rising Ireland amateur star Olivia Mehaffey, ranked 10th in the world, took the boys’ and girls’ titles after three days of fierce competition last year, and organisers are expecting another stellar field when the event takes place on Quinta do Lago’s widely-acclaimed North Course for the third year in a row this autumn.

Named as ‘Europe’s Best Golf Venue’ at the 2015 World Golf Awards, Quinta do Lago has invested €50 million over the last six years and chief executive John Dwyer said: “Quinta do Lago is delighted to be associated with such a prestigious championship for the fourth successive year.

“These are exciting times for the resort and having the opportunity to host such an important event on the junior golfing calendar has played its full part in helping to establish our position among the world’s elite modern sports and lifestyle destinations.”

Qualifying for the 2016 Telegraph BMW Junior Championship began this spring and hundreds of qualifying rounds will be staged at clubs across the UK this summer, with the eventual finalists again including the winners of a nett competition for boys and girls under 18.

For more details about the 2016 Telegraph Junior Championship and how to enter, call 0344 693 1885 or go to telegraph.co.uk/sponsored/sport/juniorgolf.

For more information about Quinta do Lago visit quintadolago.com.

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