A NINE-year-old Essex golfer will be spearheading the region's challenge in a major golf competition.
The best young golfing talent from across the world is heading to Scotland in May to play on some of the world's oldest courses in the US Kids Golf European Championships.
Essex Golf Union will be represented by talented young hopeful Daniel Kean, who will be competing in the Boys 9s section. The nine-year-old Hadleigh Junior School pupil is a member of Rochford Hundred golf club, where he plays off a handicap of 28, and was the winner of last year's British Junior Golf Tour Grand Final Academy Under 9s competition.
The event - to be held across five of Scotland's historic golf courses in East Lothian in May - sees boys and girls split into different gender and age categories.
Daniel will be joined by 14-year-old Tom Kisby, a pupil at Mark Hall Sports College in Harlow, who will be competing in the Boys 14s section. Tom is a member of Nazeing Golf Club, where he plays off a handicap of 4.7, and was the winner of last year's British Junior Golf Tour UK Final held at the prestigious Celtic Manor golf course.
Another young Essex golfer, 13-year-old Marc Brenner from Chigwell, will also be competing at the tournament and will take part in the Boys 13s section.