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Last Updated: Thursday, 18 August 2005, 15:15 GMT 16:15 UK
Golf's future on show
2004 champion Jordan Findlay and Germany's Bernhard Neumann in action
2005 Boys' Amateurs
Sunday, BBC Two, 1345

Eight years ago a young Spaniard called Sergio stepped onto Saunton Golf Club's east course and won the Boys Amateur Championship.

Now ranked sixth in the world, Sergio Garcia is one of the biggest names in European and World golf, but it was as a young amateur that his potential was spotted.

This weekend Grandstand has coverage from the 2005 Boys' Amateur Championship, where a new generation of youngsters are aiming to follow in Sergio's footsteps.

More than 256 international competitors took part in this year's event, hosted by Hunstanton Golf Club in Norfolk.

Defending champion Jordan Findlay started as favourite for a competition that also boasts Ronan Rafferty and Jose Maria Olazabel as former champions.

The Scot was expecting a stern test from England's Tom Sherreard, who finished second in last year's final, and 17-year-old Thomas Haylock, who recently won the Carris Trophy.

Bernhard Neumann, who was number three in Germany's European Boys team championships last month was also tipped to threaten Findlay's grip on the title.

Since its opening in 1891 Hunstanton has hosted the Boys' Amateurs and the Boys' Home Internationals on several occasions.

Designed by George Fernie, the East course is renowned for its greens, deemed to be the slickest in the country.

  • Boys' Amateur Golf, Sunday, 1345, BBC Two with Ken Brown and Craig Doyle.


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