ONE of Delamere Forest Golf Club’s hot prospects will represent England Boys in 2020.

Oscar Doran, 17, has enjoyed success in top competitions during the season to earn his place in the squad.

He came fifth in the Carris Trophy and tied ninth in the McEvoy Trophy.

Doran also played in the Boys’ Amateur Championships and has enjoyed playing in the Cheshire teams.

He is one of only eight selections, with Cheshire also being represented by Remy Miller of Prestbury Golf Club.

Doran and the rest of the boys will convene at the National Golf Centre at Woodhall Spa for several team coaching sessions over the autumn and winter months.

The squad will also benefit from a week of warm-weather training at the Quinta do Lago resort on Portugal’s Algarve Coast in February.

As well as helping the players attain their individual goals for the season with one-to-one coaching sessions taken by lead coach Rob Watts, the focus for the boys is also to represent England at several key team events.

These include the European Boys’ Team Championships in Uppsala, Sweden, and the Boys’ Home Internationals which will be staged in August at Killarney Golf Club in Ireland.

Team manager Stephen Burnett said: “This is a new group and we are hopeful that the lads fulfil their obvious potential in team competitions with England and in their development as individuals.

“The focus is always on key targets such as the Europeans and the Home Internationals and we are confident that with this group of boys we have the talent and character to enjoy another terrific year.”

Also in the squad are Jack Bigham (Harpenden GC, Hertfordshire), Conor Gough (Stoke Park GC, Beds, Bucks and Oxon), Josh Hill (Dubai), Max Hopkins (Bishops Stortford GC, Hertfordshire), George Leigh (Trevose GC, Cornwall), Craig Passmore (Torquay GC, Devon).

Doran is not the only rising star at Delamere Forest Golf Club as was recently seen when the venue hosted the Cheshire Boys Championships.

Home player Jake Hibbert (+3 handicap) set a high standard in round one with a three-under-par return of 69, taking him two shots clear of Doran and Liam Gobin (Sandiway Golf Club).

Hibbert maintained his momentum in round two, again posting 69 for a 138-total that made him virtually untouchable.

He finished seven shots clear of James Ashfield (Delamere Forest) and Jack Muir (Wilmslow Golf Club).

Hibbert was presented with the County Trophy by Cheshire president Andrew Henshall (Wilmslow).

The best nett was posted by Sam McLeod (Styal Golf Club) 139 and the other prizes won were the best nett first 18 holes by Muir (72-3-69) and the best gross round two winner was Sam Long (Delamere Forest) with 72.