WREXHAM member Matthew Sandoz has received yet another Wales call-up for the upcoming European Young Masters to be held at Kuneticka Hora Golf Club in the Czech Republic.

Sandoz, aged 16, who has just finished his GCSEs at Castell Alun High School, will compete against the best international U16 players in Europe.

He has had an extremely strong first half of the season in numerous national events including the Scottish Boys U18s (13th place) and the Welsh Youths U21s (13th place), and the Sir Henry Cooper Junior Masters, where he finished fifth in a strong international field.

This is highest ever finish by a Wales player in this prestigious competition which attracts the best players in Europe.

Earlier in the season, Sandoz represented Wales 18s, winning both his singles matches in a Wales victory against Ireland in Rosslare.

Again representing Wales at the U16 Quadrangular in Troon in April, Sandoz won five out of his six matches against the best U16 youngsters from Holland, Scotland and Ireland.

Playing off a handicap of +0.3, Sandoz has just returned from the European Boys Team Championships held at the Toya Golf Club, in Poland, where he was part of a victorious Wales team.

Wales won the strokeplay qualifier edging out Scotland, where Sandoz was 10th individually, and the team then went on to match play section to beat Belgium in the semi-finals and Russia in the final to be crowned Champions.

Sandoz is coached by Gareth James, based at Clays Golf Club near Wrexham, and is supported in his strength and conditioning by local personal trainer Jason Vaughan, based at Total Fitness in Wrexham.

Both James and Vaughan are part of the Wales Golf High Performance Team which provides a World Class squad coaching system which Sandoz has been part of since the age of nine.

If anybody would like to consider supporting or sponsoring Sandoz to support his journey and aspiration to become a professional golfer, please contact – matthewsandoz@btinternet.com