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New Glasgow Golf Club junior captain William Prentice with current club captain David J Donaldson (left) and junior convener David F Horner.
New Glasgow Golf Club junior captain William Prentice with current club captain David J Donaldson (left) and junior convener David F Horner.

A teenage golfer from Lenzie is taking on a double challenge in the next couple of months.

William Prentice has been chosen as the first junior captain in the 228-year history of Glasgow Golf Club.

And the Glasgow Academy pupil is also eyeing up success on the course after qualifying for the finals of the Junior European Open in Spain.

The 17-year-old has been a junior associate member of the Bearsden-based club - the ninth oldest golf club in the world, founded in 1787 - since May 2012.

Regarded as an enthusiastic and valued player, he has played in the junior team for the past three years.

Junior convener David Horner believes William is a fitting choice for the historic position and can help the club’s relatively recently created junior section to continue to progress.

He said: “The club only started a junior section 14 years ago but we now have 65 juniors.

“William is a very nice, personable young man who is interested in seeing the junior section continue to develop.”

William booked his place in the Junior European Open finals by winning a recent qualifying competition at Sandyhills Golf Course, with a gross score of 72.

The finals will be played at Alcaidesa in Spain from November 28 to December 5.