Press Release : Jamega Professional Tour invitation for 16 year old Loretto Golf Academy pupil

A LORETTO golfer will take part in his first professional tournament next just the age of 16.

Lou Tan, from Hong Kong, will compete at the Jamega Professional Tour at Magnolia Park in Buckinghamshire, which gets under way on Monday.

He received his invitation to compete in the tournament following an impressive three rounds while representing the Loretto Golf Academy in the Intercollegiate Finals at St Anne's Golf Club.

The Loretto youngster, who represents Hong Kong at junior national level, finished in fifth place overall – a remarkable finish given the experience in the field.

Since joining the school in September 2012, he has enjoyed a number of golfing highlights, including becoming the youngest winner of the Loretto Order of Merit in 2014/15.

Jonathan Hewat, director of communications at Loretto School, said: “This is a tremendous accolade and achievement for Lou and his invitation to compete is richly deserved.

"We wish him all the very best in the tournament!”