Champion Storey among three new under 16 caps
Jake Storey (Alnmouth, Northumberland), the English under 16 champion, is one of three new caps in the ten-strong England team for the annual under 16 international against Scotland at Pannal Golf Club near Harrogate on Sunday 7th October.
The others are Mitchell Sarling (Rochford Hundred, Essex) and Jonathan Thomson (Lindrick, Yorkshire).
The rest of the team is: Jack Hermeston (City of Newcastle, Northumberland), Haydn McCullen (Delamere Forest, Cheshire), Bradley Moore (Kedleston Park, Derbyshire), Marco Penge (Worthing, Sussex), Jack Singh Brar (Brokenhurst Manor, Hampshire, IoW &CI), Billy Spooner (Boston, Lincolnshire) and Ashton Turner (Kenwick Park, Lincolnshire).
Penge, Singh Brar and Spooner were in the team that beat Wales under 16s at Llanwern recently.
Storey (Copyright Tom Ward), won the under 16 championship for the McGregor Trophy at Trevose in Cornwall in July and represented England Golf in the Italian under 16 Championship.
Sarling, the Essex boy champion, finished fourth in the North of England under 16 Championship and is captain of the Essex under 16 team.
Thomson has overcome a serious illness to be North of England under 16 champion and he helped Yorkshire win the Boys’ County Championship at Cotswold Hills.
Hermeston was the English under 16 champion last year and finished third in the English Schools Championship. He also played in the under 16 internationals against Scotland and Ireland and finished third in this year’s North of England under 16 Championship.
McCullen was also an under 16 international last year when he finished runner-up in the Douglas Johns Trophy. A member of this year’s England boys squad, he finished equal seventh in the English under 16 Championship.
Moore, the English under 14 champion in 2011, earned his first under 16 cap against Scotland last year and he also played against Ireland and against Spain this year. He also finished fifth in the European Young Masters and was a member of the winning England team in the recent Canadian International Junior Challenge.
Penge, who finished seventh in the McGregor and Carris Trophies, won the Hazards Salver in the latter for the best score by a player aged under 16. He made his international debut in the recent under 16 match with Spain.
Singh Brar has been an under 16 international for the past two years and was a joint winner of the Junior County Champions event last year. He finished sixth in the McEvoy and McGregor Trophies this year when he also made his debut in the Boys Home Internationals in Ireland.
Spooner was another to debut against Spain this year, having been a member of the victorious Lincolnshire team in the 2011 Boys County Finals. He also finished sixth in this year’s Reid Trophy and the North of England under 16 Championship.
Turner was also a member of the winning Lincolnshire Boys team last year and is the newly crowned Junior County Champion of Champions. Became a boy cap this year when he claimed five points from six in the Boys Home Internationals and finished fifth in the North of England under 16 Championship.
The match against Scotland comprises five foursomes and ten singles.
Eight of the team, Hermeston, McCullen, Moore, Sarling, Singh Brar, Storey, Thomson and Turner, will comprise the team to face Ireland at Huddersfield Golf Club on 13th – 14th October.
That contest will feature four foursomes on day one and eight singles on the following morning.