Sixteen-year-old golfer Daanyal Spalding has qualified for the next round of the British Open after he shot 70 finishing three under par in Coventry last week.
Young amateur Daanyal, from Hall Green, who plays off scratch, competed against mostly seasoned professionals to get through to final stage of qualifying for the British Open in July.
In this next stage, in Littlestone, Kent, on Tuesday, June 28, he will play in the same field as Jose Maria Olazabal, the former masters champion and next Ryder cup captain.
The teenager plays for Copt Heath Golf Club, Solihull, and goes to Tudor Grange School.
Proud dad Ronnie, who runs a golf shop in Nuneaton, said: “He was one of the youngest players in a field which was three quarters professional.
“He has been playing since he was four and has been surrounded by golf.”
Daanyal is coached by Walmley Golf Club’s Matt Morris, who plays for the Great Britain and Ireland PGA Cup team.
Ronnie added: “Matt has provided phenomenal support and done a lot to bring on his game.”