SHANKLIN and Sandown Golf Club’s Jordan Sundborg has the chance to become the most successful Isle of Wight player post-war in the Hampshire County Championship.

The Stirling University student, who claimed the British Universities and Colleges Sport’s Order of Merit title in March, will tee off at Aldershot’s Army Golf Club on Friday, aiming to repeat his success of 2017.

Isle of Wight County Press: Jordan Sundborg. FILEJordan Sundborg. FILE

Two years ago, Jordan travelled to Jersey to become the first Isle of Wight player to win the Sloane Stanley Challenge Cup since J.R. Mellor in 1939.

Only three players from Shanklin and Sandown have won the Hampshire, Isle of Wight and Channel Islands Amateur Championship in its 113-year history.

Sundborg may have some inter-club and Island rivalry to contend with, as club mate, Conor Richards, fresh from his NCAA Finals Division II experiences with Miami-based Barry University, will also be vying to get his hands on the trophy.

Conor, 21, who won the Hampshire Boys title in 2015, reached the quarter-finals two years ago.

Having beaten county captain Martin Young in the final at Royal Jersey, Sundborg was beaten in the quarter-finals at Liphook 12 months ago by Romsey’s Owen Grimes, in one of the shocks of the championship.

While Jordan is something of a veteran at the age of 21, he still has some way to go to match the achievements of Squadron Leader C.H. Hayward, who won the Hampshire County Championship four times in eight years, between 1922 and 1929, including three final wins in the first four years of his run.