Resort will stage final of Justin Rose Telegraph Junior Golf Championship on its famous South Course
The Justin Rose Telegraph Junior Golf Championship will return to its home later this year when Quinta do Lago hosts the 2022 version of the unofficial ‘major of junior golf’.
The resort, which is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year, will stage the final of the 54-hole stroke play event tournament on its South Course from October 31 to November 5.
The prestigious event will see 24 finalists – 12 boys and 12 girls – compete for the chance to add their names to an illustrious list of previous winners including Ryder Cup stars Tommy Fleetwood and Matt Fitzpatrick, Ladies European Tour members Jodie Ewart Shadoff and Melissa Reid, and Rose himself.
And this year’s final will be extra special for the elite junior field, with Quinta do Lago’s famous South Course – an eight-time venue of the Portuguese Open – being used for the first time since undergoing a major €7 million upgrade.
Former world number one Rose said: “I am delighted to continue my support of the Justin Rose Telegraph Junior Golf Championship as title sponsor as it’s a tournament close to my heart since I won the title back in 1997. It’s fantastic to be involved in the championship, and to have the opportunity to encourage and grow junior, grassroots golf.
“It was great to be at both the 2019 and the 2021 finals and to get a chance to meet all the finalists in person and get out on the course to see first-hand just what these talented youngsters can do.
“I can’t wait to see the talent of all the juniors taking part in our 2022 championship.”
The Justin Rose Telegraph Junior Golf Championship is open to any juniors aged under-18 at midnight on January 1, 2022, and the finals – which will be televised by Sky Sports – will be returning to Quinta do Lago for the sixth time in the last eight years.
Qualification for the competition, which is supported by the R&A, European Tour and England Golf, is open from now until September 5, 2022, and details on how to enter or how clubs can get involved can be found at www.telegraph.co.uk/juniorgolf
Sean Moriarty, CEO at Quinta do Lago, said: “Quinta do Lago has a long and proud association with this tournament and it’s a tremendous privilege for us to be hosting the event in such a landmark year for the resort.
“As a former winner, Justin Rose is the perfect role model for the championship to help inspire the next generation of golfing superstars, and we can’t wait to welcome this year’s group of finalists.”