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Cumbrian golfer makes England Elite Squad

Adam Chapman will form part of the 17 strong England Squad Credit: ITV News Border

A golfer from the Lake District has been selected for the England Elite Squad at just 19.

Windermere's Adam Chapman is a reining amateur champion in both the North and South of England and is being tipped by his coaches to go all the way to the top of his sport.

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Silloth hosts golf championship

Hundreds of amateur golfers tee'd off at Silloth-on-Solway golf club for the second day of the English Amateur Championship. In total 288 amateurs will play two matches in the hope of scoring enough points to place them in the top 64 which will secure them a place in Saturday's final.

To ensure all players have participated in two matches before the final some of the rounds are being played in Seascale but the final will be played in Silloth. There are 24 Cumbrians involved who are hoping to lift the trophy which has previously been won by Sir Nick Faldo and Paul Casey.

Seb Crookall-Nixon, 18, from Cockermouth is one of those hoping to use the home advantage to clinch the title. Seb was involved in a car accident earlier in the year. Following a break to recover the teenager's focus is on a professional golfing career.

'I had 10 weeks out after the car accident and in some ways I am very lucky to be here. Hopefully playing at Silloth will give me a home advantage of sorts but I am not complacent. I still have to play two competitive matches and hopefully will do enough to get to the final.'

– Seb Crookall-Nixon
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