World’s best young golfers in South Ayrshire

252 of the world’s best young golfers are in South Ayrshire this week to contest the 88th Boys Amateur Championship.

Scotland’s Ewen Ferguson will defend the title he won last year at Royal Liverpool in a strong international field drawn to Ayrshire from as far afield as the USA, New Zealand South Africa and Mexico.

The event takes place at Prestwick and Dundonald links from August 12-17 and the local economy will receive a £350,000 boost from the event according to independent research.