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Big test for young golfer Megan

PUBLISHED: 10:08 23 April 2009 | UPDATED: 14:59 14 July 2010

The best young golfing talent from across the world - including Megan Mann from Wymondham - is heading to Scotland in May to play in the US Kids Golf European Championships.

The best young golfing talent from across the world - including Megan Mann from Wymondham - is heading to Scotland in May to play in the US Kids Golf European Championships.

More than 400 players from some 30 nations will be competing in the event which has emerged as Europe's premier junior tournament to showcase the next generation of golfing stars.

They will battle it out for the title of US Kids Golf European Champion as well as coveted places in the US Kids Golf World Championships at Pinehurst Golf Club, North Carolina, in August.

The Norfolk Golf Union will be represented by talented young hopeful Megan, who is competing in the Girls 8 and under section.

The Morley Primary School pupil (pictured) is a member at Eaton Golf Club and is a former Wee Wonders Grand Final runner-up.

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.

The top finishers in each category will then compete in the Van Horn Cup - a showpiece event, modelled on the Ryder Cup, where the best European players are pitted against the top non-Europeans. The top five finishers in each age and gender group also automatically receive an invitation to the US Kids Golf World Championships.

The tournament offers junior players the dream chance to play at the 'home of golf' in Scotland against an international field as well as on some of world's oldest courses.

John Godwin, tournament director and former PGA junior leader of the year, believes the talent on display will surprise even the most seasoned players. “The skill of the players really has to be seen to be believed. Despite their age, these players demonstrate great poise, balance and professionalism.”

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