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SIX players from Fylde coast clubs will start their challenge for the English Amateur Championship, which gets under way at Woburn on Monday.

The sextet in action are St Annes Old Links trio Conor Griffiths, Andrew McLoughney and Sam Stuart, Fairhaven’s Charles Durnian, Mikiel Tchobanian, of Blackpool North Shore, and Henry Tomlinson, from Royal Lytham and St Annes.

Tomlinson made an impact recently when competing in final qualifying for the Open Championship.

After round one of the qualification process, he was tied for second place at Littlestone, giving rise to hope that he could make it to the Open proper – however, those hopes faded away in the second round.

Nonetheless, it was a meritorious effort by Tomlinson, affording him valuable experience for the future.

The format for the first two days of the English Men’s Amateur Championship is 36-hole stroke-play, played both courses, Marquess and Duchess.

After this, the lowest 64 scores and those tied for 64th play in the next round of the match play knockout.

Every match of each round consists 18 holes, except the final which is to be played over 36 holes.

The final takes place on July 30.

The event was won last year by Lancashire’s Tommy Fleetwood, who is now among the ranks of professionals.

*ST ANNES Old Links junior James Broadbent has been selected to play for Lancashire Boys against Yorkshire at Davyhulme Golf Club on July 25.

James, 13 has been a junior at the club since April 2007 and has worked hard on his golf with his handicap now six.