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Wath’s Poppleton heading to Luton Hoo for Challenge Tour test

Brabazon Trophy holder Nick Poppleton (Picture: Leaderboard Photography).
Brabazon Trophy holder Nick Poppleton (Picture: Leaderboard Photography).
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WATH’S Nick Poppleton is among four top England amateurs who will take part in the European Challenge Tour’s Bridgestone Challenge at Luton Hoo, from September 6-9.

The 24-year-old Brabazon Trophy holder, along with Jake Burnage, Tom Sloman and Andrew Wilson, has received an invitation from England Golf to be involved in Bedfordshire.

Burnage, 23, is from Saunton, Devon, Sloman, 22, from Taunton & Pickeridge and Wilson, 24, from Darlington.

Nigel Edwards, England Golf Performance Director, said: “This is a great opportunity for Jake, Nick, Tom and Andrew to compete in the Bridgestone Challenge and test themselves against proven professionals.”

The Bridgestone Challenge is one of the biggest events on the European Challenge Tour Schedule and is being hosted at Luton Hoo Hotel, Golf and Spa for a second successive year.

For the first time the Bridgestone Challenge will be screened live for three hours via the Bridgestone Facebook page and via the Blackstar Golf website on the final day of the event. Key highlights and exclusive interviews will also be shared on the Bridgestone Facebook page throughout the competition week.

Eighteen qualifiers from the amateur Chase Your Dream Trophy, run by England Golf, will play in the pro-am at Luton Hoo and the winning team will play in the pro-am of the British Masters supported by Sky Sports, at Walton Heath in October.