Dubai rising star Josh Hill in running for BBC Young Sports Personality of the Year

Josh Hill’s golfing career continues to rise in leaps and bounds.

A fantastic few months has been capped off with the possibility of being crowned BBC Young Sports Personality of the Year, announced today.

The teenager’s booming career culminated in October when Dubai-based Hill became the youngest winner of an official world ranking golf event when he claimed the MENA tour at aged 15 and six months.

After heading into the MENA tour event with a world ranking of 2,072, Hill was unable to claim the event’s prize money because of his amateur status.

Instead it went to the professional who finished two shots behind him.

Regardless, the event stamped Hill’s standing on the golfing scene and he has sinceĀ graced the cover of Golf Digest Middle East.

Today he will go up against nine other talented teenagers including Scottish cyclist Charlie Aldridge and English boxer Caroline Dubois for the coveted award.

Household names Andy Murray, Wayne Rooney and Tom Daley are all previous recipients of the award.