A young golfer is in with a swing at being named world junior champion, having won a place to represent the UK at a global competition in the US.

Leo Boniface, originally from Sutton, started playing the sport at Horton Park Golf Club in Epsom when he was only four and turned six years old on February 26.

He qualified for the IMG junior world championships after making it to third place in a qualifying competition in March, despite having to play in challenging weather.

Proud dad Lester said: “Being one of the youngest players and playing in harsh weather conditions he did extremely well to come third.

“He loves playing golf and is extremely excited for the rest of the golf season with lots of local and national competitions coming up.

“Due to the high costs of travel and equipment we are currently looking for sponsors to help fund this talented young boy so please get in contact if anyone is interested.

Leo has previously used his skills to help good causes, having previously raised £3,000 for Shooting Star Chase children’s hospices after beating an adult player in a match.

The family are looking to find sponsorship before Leo jets off for the championships in July.

You can stay up to date with the latest on Leo’s golfing on an Instagram page run by his parents at @leo.bonifacegolf