Amateur Champion Scott Gregory leads England’s Euro campaign

Scott Gregory

Scott Gregory, the new Amateur Champion, will lead the England’s men’s campaign in the European Team Championship at Chantilly, France, from July 5-9.

He will be joined in the team by Jamie Bower of Yorkshire, Adam Chapman of Cumbria, Bradley Moore of Derbyshire, Marco Penge of Sussex and Alfie Plant of Kent. The reserve is Ashton Turner of Lincolnshire.

The team will be seeking their 12th win in this championship – and their fourth since the millennium, having triumphed in 2013, ’10 and ’05.

The European Boys’ Team Championship will be played simultaneously at Diamond Country Club in Austria and the team will be: Toby Briggs of Norfolk, Callum Farr of Northamptonshire; John Gough of Berkshire; Matty Lamb of Northumberland; Daniel O’Loughlin of Nottinghamshire; and Charlie Strickland of Sussex.

England has won the boys’ title on eight occasions, most recently in 2004.

Men’s team

Jamie Bower, 23, (Meltham) reached the last 16 in the Amateur Championship at Royal Porthcawl at the weekend. Earlier this season he won twice in South Africa, in the Gauteng North Amateur and the Southern Cape Open, and was third in the African Open. He was in England’s winning team in the 2016 international against France.

Adam Chapman, 21, (Carus Green) got through to the last 32 at the Amateur, having had top ten finishes in the St Andrews Links Trophy and the Scottish open amateur; and top 20s in the Welsh and Irish opens. He tied third in the Hampshire Salver.

Scott Gregory, 21, (Corhampton) won the Amateur Championship at Royal Porthcawl at the weekend and, with it, places in The Open, the US Open and a traditional invitation to the Masters. Earlier this season he was runner-up in the Spanish amateur, was England’s joint top point scorer in the international against France, and was in the winning England team at the Costa Ballena tournament. Image © Leaderboard Photography

Bradley Moore, 18, (Kedleston Park) was joint runner-up in the Lytham Trophy, was in England’s winning team against France and also helped Europe beat Asia Pacific in the 2016 Bonallack Trophy. He tied third in this year’s Lake Maquarie International in Australia. Last season he won the Carris Trophy.

Marco Penge, 18, (Golf at Goodwood) tied for the French amateur but was pipped to the title in a play-off. He was fourth in the Irish and Portuguese amateur championships and sixth in the South American. Last year he won the Peter McEvoy Trophy, the Scottish Stroke Play Championship and the Sir Henry Cooper Junior Masters.

Alfie Plant, 23, (Sundridge Park) beat an international field by seven shots to win the 2016 Lytham Trophy. He reached the match play stages of the Amateur Championship, helped England beat France in this year’s international, has had top tens in the Cape Province Open in South Africa and the Berkhamsted Trophy and was 11th in the French amateur. He was runner up in the 2015 English amateur.

Boys’ team

Toby Briggs, 16, (Dunston Hall) was third in this year’s McEvoy Trophy, sixth in the Fairhaven Trophies and 13th in the German boys’ open. Last year he tied for the McGregor Trophy, only to lose in a play-off. He represented England in the 2015 boys’ Home Internationals.

Callum Farr, 17, (Priors Hall) tied fourth in the Sir Henry Cooper Junior Masters, shared seventh place in the Peter McEvoy Trophy and has helped Northamptonshire reach the Boys’ County Finals last year and this. He reached the last 32 in the 2015 British boys’ championship.

John Gough, 17 (Stoke Park) was eighth on the 2015 England boys’ order of merit after finishing second in the Telegraph Junior Championship and fifth in the Carris Trophy. He reached the last 16 of this season’s French boys’ international and was 11th in the Peter McEvoy Trophy.

Matty Lamb, 18, (Hexham) tied fourth in the McEvoy Trophy, repeating his result of 2015. During last season he secured a string of top 10 results and represented England in the boys’ Home Internationals.

Dan O’Loughlin, 18, (Ruddington Grange) was fourth in both the German boys’ open and the Fairhaven Trophies and tied ninth in the Peter McEvoy Trophy. He represented England in last year’s Thunderbird international in the USA.

Charlie Strickland, 17, (Ham Manor) who was fourth both in the Sir Henry Cooper Junior Masters and the Berkhamsted Trophy. He tied for the McGregor Trophy last year, but was beaten in the three-way play-off, and played in the 2015 boys’ Home Internationals.

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