Quinta do Lago sees return of McGinley Junior Cup

Quinta do Lago is once again showing its commitment to junior golf this summer by hosting its fifth annual Paul McGinley Junior Cup.

The resort, which is celebrating its 45th anniversary this year, will hold the popular cup from August 2 to 4 and junior players will even get to meet 2014 Ryder Cup favourite McGinley when he hands out the prizes to the winners at the presentation and barbecue night.

Open to boys and girls up to the age of 18, the 18-hole competition costs €65 and nine holes is €40 to enter and will be played on Quinta do Lago’s award-winning North Course, which was redesigned by American architect Beau Welling in close collaboration with McGinley in 2014.

The winner of the Paul McGinley Junior Cup will again receive a wild-card for the Daily Telegraph BMW Junior Golf Championship, also held at the resort for the fifth year between November 9 and 11.

The 36-hole tournament, dubbed junior golf’s ‘Major’, offers stars of the future from the UK and Europe the opportunity to join an illustrious list of previous winners including Justin Rose, Tommy Fleetwood, Matthew Fitzpatrick, Melissa Reid and Carly Booth.

Resort academy manager and head professional José Ferreira said: “We have always had very strong links with junior golf at Quinta do Lago and we will continue to play a pivotal role in helping young players develop their game for talented local players and visitors of all ages who want to come and improve their game.

“The Paul McGinley Cup has proved to be a huge success in the previous four years and is always gaining in reputation. But it isn’t just for players of a good standard, it’s for all ages and all abilities and the emphasis is very much on having fun.”