Sotogrande International Young Talents Trophy

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Sotogrande International Young Talents Trophy


Almenara Golf Club

Almenara Golf Club in Sotogrande once again played host to the JFGA Junior Tour Major, the Sotogrande International Young Talents Trophy from the 25th-28th October 2018. The tight, tree-lined and water hazard infested layout always proves to be a tough test, for golfers of all levels.

Competitors playing in the U25 categories were playing for World Amateur Golf Ranking (WAGR) points, drawing in some of the best young Amateurs from all around Europe to participate.

Sports and Education Programme Golf Students

Starting with the U16 category, Joseph Western (Junior Sports and Education Programme ) and Leonardo Pustetto (Elite Sports and Education Programme ) battled hard and passed the 36 hole cut. Both players posted their best scores of the tournament in the final round, allowing them to climb the leaderboard, to finish in 5th and T7 respectively.

In the U25 Girls WAGR Category, Hannah Mitterberger (Elite Sports and Education Programme ), Isabelle Schlick (Junior Sports and Education Programme ) and Claudia Alnajim (Junior Sports and Education Programme ) all made the 36 hole cut and continued that form into the final round, all finishing inside the top 10 with 10th, 9th and 7th place finishes.

Finishing with the U25 Boys WAGR Category, Tiger Christensen (Junior Sports and Education Programme ), Joel Birrer (Elite Sports and Education Programme ) and Wigo Weisner (Elite Sports and Education Programme ) all passed the 36 hole cut with ease, with Tiger and Joel putting in respectable performances in round 3, allowing them to finish in T12 and T10 places respectively. Wigo Weisner started the final round 8 shots back of the leader, ex Jason Floyd Golf Academy gap year student Monty Scowsil. Playing the front 9 in +5, Wigo began the back 9 in emphatic fashion, with 3 birdies in a row on 10, 11 and 12 and held on to shoot a final round 75 (+3) to cement a very respectable 4th place finish.

The Sports and Education Programme Series

In September 2019, the JFGA Junior Tour will commence its brand new “Sport and Education Programme Series” which results in a name change. From October 2019, the Sotogrande International Young Talents Trophy will be renamed to the “Sport and Education Programme European Masters” and will be the first of 4 WAGR Majors on the JFGA Junior Tour on the 2019/20 season.

For more information on future events, please contact the Jason Floyd Golf Academy on

The Sports and Education Programme

Aspiring sports students have the opportunity to couple an outstanding education with pursuing their dreams of playing sport at the highest level with the Sports and Education Programme. The unique partnership between Sotogrande International School, Jason Floyd Golf Academy and SotoTennis Academy offers elite sports students the best possible chance of gaining university scholarships.

To find out more about this elite sport and education programme contact