GOLF: Belton Park junior Alex is California-bound

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PRIORY Ruskin Academy pupil Alex Doig is off to California to represent the UK in the Callaway World Junior Golf Championships next week.

It will be the Belton Park Golf Club junior’s third qualification for the event in six years. Twelve-year-old Alex qualified through the British Junior Golf Tour in April, at Hockley golf club in Hampshire, shooting a net 69 to tie for first place.

The Callaway Junior World Golf Championships has 1,100 participants representing 54 countries and 42 states and is the largest international event in the world, unique for its international representation and cultural diversity.

Alex will be competing in the boys’ 11-12 age group over 6,024 yards on the Oak Glen course at the Sycuan Golf Resort in San Diego. He will also be competing in the Odyssey Putting Championship at Torrey Pines this Sunday.