England’s U16 boys have scored another big win in their autumn international series by defeating Scotland 17.5-7.5 at Rockliffe Hall Golf Club, Durham
They have already beaten Wales 15-5 and will play Ireland early next month. Another win there will see them repeat last year’s record of three victories in these matches.
Team manager Nick Over described the boys’ latest result as a solid performance. The highlight of the match was Barclay Brown’s level par 72 in very difficult conditions on the opening day of the 54-hole match.
Two England players had 100% winning records in all three games: Michael Gilbert (Chelmsford, Essex), who was in England’s winning team at the Boys’ Home Internationals, and Hugo Kedzlie (Spalding, Lincolnshire).
In addition three England players were unbeaten: Barclay Brown (Hallamshire, Yorkshire), Dominic Clemons (Gog Magog, represents Hertfordshire) and Charlie Daughtrey (Rotherham, Yorkshire).
The other team members, who all contributed to the scoreline, were: James Cooper (Cumberwell Park, Wiltshire), Matthew Freeman (Worksop, Nottinghamshire) Conor Gough (Stoke Park of Berks, Bucks & Oxon), Callum Macfie (Lindrick, Yorkshire) and Tom Stagg (Salisbury & South Wilts, Wiltshire).
The match began with individual stroke play matches which England won 7-3. This was followed by foursomes which England won 4-1, and by individual matchplay which England won 6.5-3.5.
Brown, Cooper, Daughtrey, Gilbert, Gough, Kedzlie, Macfie and Stagg will play Ireland at Castletown on October 8 and 9.