WICKLOW BOYS champion Craig Lewis has received a major boost with the news that he will be playing in the Harder German Junior Masters next week.
Craig received an invite to play at Heddesheim Golf Club near Frankfurt and jumped at the chance to tee it up at one of the most prestigious junior competitions in Europe.
Craig comes from a golfing background. His three uncles Kevin, David and Bill Daly are all professionals and his brother David is the assistant professional at Greystones.
This Delgany/Greystones hotbed has produced Ryder Cup stars Jimmy Martin and Eamon Darcy and Craig hopes to be the next international star to hail from the area.
The Harder German Junior Masters is based on the US Masters and begins with a par three competition the evening before the 36 hole stroke tournament starts.
Top junior golfers from around the world will be competing including the junior boy and girl champions from the United States.
The presentation of prizes, Green Jackets, will be made by Tony Jacklin, whose grandson is competing. Soccer star Franz Beckenbauer is once again patron of the event.
The tournament has already attained a high degree of renown in Europe, with America also registering an increasing level of interest.
Joining Craig from Ireland will be Pamela McGuirk, who is based in Kent and Shannon's Naoimh McMahon. German companies Smiledent and Noble Biocare are delighted to sponsor all three Irish participants.