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GOLF: Hinton lines up for Spanish title
9:10am Thursday 21st February 2013 in Sport
CRAIG Hinton will attempt to follow in the footsteps of Darren Clarke and Jose Maria Olazabal next week as he tees up in the Spanish International Amateur Championship.
The 24-year-old, from The Oxfordshire, is one of ten members from the national amateur squad in the 115-man field at La Manga, near Murcia.
English players have won the title for the last three years, while former winners also include Clarke, Olazabal and Sergio Garcia.
But Hinton faces strong opposition from some of Europe’s rising stars, including France’s Adrien Saddier, who at No 23 in the amateur ratings is the highest-ranked player in the event, which starts on Wednesday.
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