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Fourteen year old British star signs management deal

Fourteen-year-old Eren Bechet, one of the country's most promising young golfers, has signed an agreement to be represented by the management company chaired by former Olympic swimming champion Duncan Goodhew.

Bechet started playing when he was nine and had a round of 68 at his home club Dulwich and Sydenham only three years later.

He has already represented Kent at under-21 level - and won all his three games.

Goodhew, chairman of the LEA Ludorum stable which also includes Welshman Phil Price, who jointly led the Benson and Hedges International Open, said: "It is very important that we bring young players on from an early age.

"I know just what a difference a company such as ours can make to guys like Eren."

The agreement comes with the support of the English Golf Union. Bechet will have a sponsor who is allowed under the amateur status rules to assist with his expenses and club and clothing companies are involved as well.