Young stars have Major ambitions at English Championship

Young Stars eyeing for the success at the second Major Championship of the season which tees up as the inaugural 2020 English Championship

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Sam Hosfield (Mandatory picture credit - Getty Images)

Sam Horsfield has one eye on the second Major Championship of the season as he tees it up in the inaugural English Championship at Hanbury Manor Marriot Hotel and Country Club.

The 23 year old moved to the top of the UK Swing Order of Merit after his maiden European Tour win at the Hero Open last week, with the top ten after the sixth and final event set to share £250,000 to donate to charity as part of the European Tour’s #GolfForGood initiative. And there is a further incentive that has piqued the young Englishman’s interest, with the leading ten not otherwise exempt after the fifth event set to secure placed at the U.S. Open at Winged Foot.

Dane Rasmus Højgaard and Belgium’s Thomas Detry are both aiming to take a step closer to their Major debuts as they tee it up in the third English event of the UK Swing. Currently occupying the third position in the standings, 19-year-old Højgaard has already shown winning form this season, triumphing at the AfrAsia Bank Mauritius Open in December. Meanwhile, Detry, who is just one position further back, is aiming to go one better than his second-place finish at Forest of Arden last week.

One man who knows how to win around Hanbury Manor is 25-time European Tour champion Lee Westwood. He claimed the English Open title here in 1998 and will be hoping to make his experience count as the European Tour marks its return to the Hertfordshire venue for the first time this century.

European Tour Release, Aug 06, 2020