2016 Royal Birkdale – Player Profiles

2016 Royal Birkdale – Player Profiles

Here is a comprehensive list of all the competitors in this years The Duke of York’s Young Champions Trophy. All these golfers will be competing throughout the 3 days at Royal Birkdale. 51 Young Golfers from 28 Countries will be competing in this year’s event. It is the first time Royal Birkdale has hosted The Duke of York’s Tournament and the coastal links course will provide a real challenge for the players.

Maximilian Steinlechner

MAXIMILIAN STEINLECHNER

COUNTRY Austria
AGE 17
HANDICAP +1.9
CAREER HIGHLIGHT 2016 International Austrian Amateur Championships U16-U21
HOME CLUB GC Innsbruck

Amelie Svejda

AMELIE SVEJDA

COUNTRY Austria
AGE 18
HANDICAP +0.6
CAREER HIGHLIGHT 2016 International Austrian Ladies Championship
HOME CLUB GC Salzburg

Lucas Becht

LUCAS BECHT

COUNTRY Belgium
AGE 17
HANDICAP +1.5
CAREER HIGHLIGHT 2016 Belgian Junior Champion and
Duke of York Scholar
HOME CLUB Royal Waterloo Golf Club

Margaux Appart

MARGAUX APPART

COUNTRY Belgium
AGE 16
HANDICAP +0.7
CAREER HIGHLIGHT 2016 National U18 Junior Championship
HOME CLUB Golf Labruyere

Peyton Callens

PEYTON CALLENS

COUNTRY Canada
AGE 16
HANDICAP +2.2
CAREER HIGHLIGHT Ontario Junior Championship 2016
HOME CLUB Delhi Golf Club

Chloe Currie

CHLOE CURRIE

COUNTRY Canada
AGE 16
HANDICAP +3.4
CAREER HIGHLIGHT 2016 Canadian U-17 Champion
HOME CLUB Mississaugua Golf Club

Sol Joanni

SOL JOANNI

COUNTRY Caribbean
AGE 18
HANDICAP +1.8
CAREER HIGHLIGHT 2016 Caribbean Junior Golf Open
HOME CLUB Leewards Golf Club

Serena Mackenzie

SERENA MACKENZIE

COUNTRY Caribbean
AGE 16
HANDICAP +2.0
CAREER HIGHLIGHT 2016 Caribbean Junior Golf Open
HOME CLUB St Andrew’s Golf Club, Trinidad

David Siwy

DAVID SIWY

COUNTRY Czech Republic
AGE 16
HANDICAP +0.8
CAREER HIGHLIGHT 2016 Czech International Junior Amateur
Championship
HOME CLUB Erpet Golf Club

FRANTISKA LUNACKOVA

COUNTRY Czech Republic
AGE 18
HANDICAP +2.4
CAREER HIGHLIGHT 2016 Czech International Junior Amateur
Championship
HOME CLUB Golf Club Tyn Nad Yltavov

Rasmus Hojgaard

RASMUS HOJGAARD

COUNTRY Denmark
AGE 15
HANDICAP +2.9
CAREER HIGHLIGHT 2015 Danish International Amateur Championship
HOME CLUB Gyttegaard Golf Club

Marie-Louise Tommerup

MARIE-LOUISE TOMMERUP

COUNTRY Denmark
AGE 17
HANDICAP 0.2
CAREER HIGHLIGHT 2016 Danish National Junior Girls Championship
HOME CLUB Smorum Golf Club

Angus Flanagan

ANGUS FLANAGAN

COUNTRY England
AGE 17
HANDICAP +3.4
CAREER HIGHLIGHT Carris Trophy Winner 2016
HOME CLUB St George’s Hill

Sami Valimaki

SAMI VALIMAKI

COUNTRY Finland
AGE 18
HANDICAP +3.5
CAREER HIGHLIGHT Belgian International Boys Champion 2016 and
Switzerland Mens Champion
HOME CLUB Nokia River GC

Anna Backman

ANNA BACKMAN

COUNTRY Finland
AGE 17
HANDICAP +2.6
CAREER HIGHLIGHT 2016 Skandia Junior Open
HOME CLUB Kanava GC

Alexandre Petit

ALEXANDRE PETIT

COUNTRY France
AGE 17
HANDICAP 0.2
CAREER HIGHLIGHT French International U18 – Michael Carlhian Trophy
HOME CLUB Dijon Bourgogne Golf Club

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PANAGIOTIS PANTAZOPOULOS

COUNTRY Greece
AGE 15
HANDICAP 1.8
CAREER HIGHLIGHT 2016 Spring Cup
HOME CLUB Crete Golf Club

Alkyonie Aharidis

ALKYONI AHARIDIS

COUNTRY Greece
AGE 16
HANDICAP 1.9
CAREER HIGHLIGHT 2016 Hellenic Stroke-play Championship
HOME CLUB Glyfada Golf Club of Athens

Patrekur Ragnarsson

PATREKUR RAGNARSSON

COUNTRY Iceland
AGE 18
HANDICAP 0.4
CAREER HIGHLIGHT 2016 Icelandic U18 Club Team Strokeplay Champion
HOME CLUB GR, Reykjavik Golf Club

Saga Traustadottir

SAGA TRAUSTADOTTIR

COUNTRY Iceland
AGE 18
HANDICAP 1.6
CAREER HIGHLIGHT 2016 U-18 Icelandic National Strokeplay Champion
HOME CLUB 18

Julie McCarthy

JULIE MCCARTHY

COUNTRY Ireland
AGE 17
HANDICAP +1.2
CAREER HIGHLIGHT Irish Girls Close Championship U-18
HOME CLUB Forrest Little Golf Club

 Francesco De Col Pier_REDUCED

PIER FRANCESCO DE COL

COUNTRY Italy
AGE 16
HANDICAP +0.7
CAREER HIGHLIGHT 2016 Italian Championship Stroke-play U-18
HOME CLUB Royal Park Roveri

  Federica Torre_REDUCED

FEDERICA TORRE

COUNTRY Italy
AGE 17
HANDICAP +2.8
CAREER HIGHLIGHT 2016 Italian Championship Stroke-play U-18
HOME CLUB La Margherita GC

Koen Kouwenaar

KOEN KOUWENAAR

COUNTRY Netherlands
AGE 18
HANDICAP +0.6
CAREER HIGHLIGHT 2016 National Championship U-18
HOME CLUB Best Golf and Country CLub

Lauren Holmey_REDUCED

LAUREN HOLMEY

COUNTRY Netherlands
AGE 13
HANDICAP 2.3
CAREER HIGHLIGHT National Stroke-play Championship U-18
HOME CLUB RCF La Boulie

Kevin Koong

KEVIN KOONG

COUNTRY New Zealand
AGE 16
HANDICAP +2.0
CAREER HIGHLIGHT 2016 Danny Lee Springfield Open
HOME CLUB Huapei golf club

Markus Braadlie

MARKUS BRAADLIE

COUNTRY Norway
AGE 17
HANDICAP +2.4
CAREER HIGHLIGHT 2015 European Young Masters
HOME CLUB Baerum Golf Club

Celine Borge

CELINE BORGE

COUNTRY Norway
AGE 18
HANDICAP +3.4
CAREER HIGHLIGHT 2016 Norwegian Junior Championships
HOME CLUB Vestfold Golf Club

Andres Aranguren

ANDERS ARANGUREN

COUNTRY Puerto Rico
AGE 14
HANDICAP +1.7
CAREER HIGHLIGHT 2015 Caribbean Junior Golf Champion
HOME CLUB Rio Bayamon GC

David Nagiev

DAVID NAGIEV

COUNTRY Russia
AGE 17
HANDICAP 0.3
CAREER HIGHLIGHT Russian Junior Championships 2016
HOME CLUB Links National

Jamie Stewart

JAMIE STEWART

COUNTRY Scotland
AGE 16
HANDICAP +2.7
CAREER HIGHLIGHT Scottish Boys Championship U-16
HOME CLUB Old Course, Ranfurly Golf Club

Eric McIntosh

ERIC MCINTOSH

COUNTRY Scotland
AGE 17
HANDICAP +0.8
CAREER HIGHLIGHT U18 Scottish Boys Amateur Championship
HOME CLUB Bruntsfield Links Golfing Society

Shannon McWilliam

SHANNON MCWILLIAM

COUNTRY Scotland
AGE 17
HANDICAP +2.1
CAREER HIGHLIGHT 2015 Ladies Order of Merit Winner
HOME CLUB Aboyne Golf Club

Hazel MacGarvie

HAZEL MACGARVIE

COUNTRY Scotland
AGE 16
HANDICAP +1.3
CAREER HIGHLIGHT Scottish Girls Champion 2016
HOME CLUB The Ladies Golf Club Troon

Tadeas Tetak

TADEAS TETAK

COUNTRY Slovakia
AGE 16
HANDICAP +0.2
CAREER HIGHLIGHT Slovak U-21 Junior Amateur Championships
HOME CLUB Sedin Golf Club

Sara Zrnikova

SARA ZRNIKOVA

COUNTRY Slovakia
AGE 18
HANDICAP +0.4
CAREER HIGHLIGHT Slovak U-21 Junior Amateur Championships
HOME CLUB Grafobal Group Golf Resort

Luka Naglic

LUKA NAGLIC

COUNTRY Slovenia
AGE 17
HANDICAP +1.2
CAREER HIGHLIGHT 2016 Slovenian International Junior Championships
HOME CLUB GC Bled

Inja Fric

INJA FRIC

COUNTRY Slovenia
AGE 16
HANDICAP 1.8
CAREER HIGHLIGHT 2016 Slovenian International Junior Championships
HOME CLUB GC Racman

Deon Germishuys

DEON GERMISHUYS

COUNTRY South Africa
AGE 17
HANDICAP +1.0
CAREER HIGHLIGHT 2016 South Africa U19 Boys Championships
HOME CLUB Strand Golf Club

Danielle Du Toit

DANIELLE DU TOIT

COUNTRY South Africa
AGE 17
HANDICAP +1.0
CAREER HIGHLIGHT 2016 South Africa Girls Championships
HOME CLUB Pretoria Country Club

Fabian Sunden

FABIAN SUNDEN

COUNTRY Sweden
AGE 18
HANDICAP +0.1
CAREER HIGHLIGHT Junior National Championships
HOME CLUB Ljunghusens Golf Club

Matilde Stenquist

MATILDE STENQUIST

COUNTRY Sweden
AGE 17
HANDICAP +0.8
CAREER HIGHLIGHT Junior National Championships Match-play
HOME CLUB Ullna Golf Club

Chiara Tamburlini

CHIARA TAMBURLINI

COUNTRY Switzerland
AGE 16
HANDICAP +1.3
CAREER HIGHLIGHT Swiss Order of Merit leader
HOME CLUB OSGC Niederbueren

Onkanok Soisuwan

ONKANOK SOISUWAN

COUNTRY Thailand
AGE 15
HANDICAP +3.3
CAREER HIGHLIGHT Singapore Junior Golf Championship 2016
HOME CLUB Phutaluang GC

Liam Bryden

LIAM BRYDEN

COUNTRY Trinidad & Tobago
AGE 17
HANDICAP 0.0
CAREER HIGHLIGHT Republic Bank Caribbean Junior Open
HOME CLUB St. Andrews Golf Club, Trinidad

Sachin Kumar

SACHIN KUMAR

COUNTRY Trinidad & Tobago
AGE 18
HANDICAP +1.9
CAREER HIGHLIGHT Caribbean Amateur Golf Championships 2016
HOME CLUB Millennium Golf Club, Trinidad

Berk Celik

BERK CELIK

COUNTRY Turkey
AGE 17
HANDICAP 2.8
CAREER HIGHLIGHT Turkish Amateur Championships U18 Men’s Category
HOME CLUB Antalya Gencler Golf Academy

Serra Evrengil

SERRA EVRENGIL

COUNTRY Turkey
AGE 16
HANDICAP 1.7
CAREER HIGHLIGHT Turkish Amateur Championships U18
Ladies Category
HOME CLUB Kemer Golf & Country Club

Oliver Brown

OLIVER BROWN

COUNTRY Wales
AGE 18
HANDICAP 0.8
CAREER HIGHLIGHT 2016 Welsh Boys Matchplay Championship
HOME CLUB The Vale Resort