Abe Forsyth has secured his place at the 2018 Telegraph Vitality Junior Golf Championship, recognised as the unofficial ‘major’ of junior golf, at the PGA Catalunya Resort in Girona, Spain.

The 16-year-old, who over the years has been a regular player at Milford Haven Golf Club as well as a member at Haverfordwest and Tenby, is one of 12 boys’ finalists for the competition that the competition that has helped to produce some of the biggest names in golf, including major champion and World No 1 Justin Rose, European No 2 Tommy Fleetwood and three-time Solheim Cup player Mel Reid.

He’s had to come through a series of UK qualifiers to make the event, that takes place from November 22nd-24th. 

Forsyth, now in Hartpury College after studying in Ysgol Y Preseli, began playing as a five-year-old and later went on to win under 14 and 15 Welsh Championships. Two fifth-place finishes in the North of England and Faldo-Wales tournaments have further reflected his meteoric rise.

David Plana, CEO at PGA Catalunya Resort, said: “PGA Catalunya Resort is thrilled for the opportunity to host this crop of bright young stars and give them a taste of what professional players experience on the Tour.

“The Stadium Course will without doubt provide a superb challenge for the young people in this Championship and give them a chance to show the world what they can do.”

2017 Boys Champion Max Hopkins is still of age to compete, and will be returning to defend his title this year at PGA Catalunya Resort against the 11 other boy finalists.