Ashton chosen for Sydney

A young player at Kenwick Park Golf Club has been selected to represent Team GB at the Australian Youth Olympic Festival in Sydney next month.

Ashton Turner, 16, from Alford, is one of 10 young golfers who will become the first Team GB representatives in the sport since the Olympic Games in 1900.

The golf tournament will be a 72-hole stroke play event for individual and team medals and will be played in Sydney between January 17 and 20.

Ashton said: “I feel privileged and honoured to be chosen to represent team GB in such a prestigious tournament and I am pleased that my hard work throughout the year has paid off and resulted in my selection.”