GOLF: Kenwick Park’s Turner will represent Europe

Ashton Turner.
Ashton Turner.

Kenwick Park Golf Club teenager Ashton Turner will represent Europe next week when they defend the Bonallack Trophy.

The match has been played biannually since 1998 and won six times by Europe. The trophy is named after Sir Michael Bonallack, the exceptional English amateur and former secretary of The Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St Andrews.

The match will take place at the Vidago Palace Golf Club in Portugal from March 16-18 and will follow the format of foursomes and fourballs on each of the first two days, followed by 12 singles on the last day.

Nineteen-year-old Ashton also toured Australia this season where he had top 20 finishes in the Master of the Amateurs and the Lake Macquarie Amateur, reached the second round of the Australian Amateur and also made the matchplay in the New South Wales Amateur.

He won the U21 Darwin Salver last year, having also held it in 2013.