Dick named in four-strong squad for German Boys Open

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Jamie Dick (Forest Hills, Gloucestershire), beaten in a sudden death playoff for the Welsh Open Stroke Play last weekend, is among four players selected to represent England Golf in the German Boys Open at St Leon-Rot, near Weisbaden on 6th – 8th June.

The rest of the quartet is: Maxwell Martin (Ladbrook Park, Warwickshire), Marco Penge (Golf at Goodwood, Sussex) and Jonathan Thomson (Lindrick, Yorkshire).

Dick, 18, lost the playoff to England international Toby Tree (Golf at Goodwood, Sussex) on the second extra hole at Conwy, but is enjoying a successful season, culminating in this first overseas representative honour. Earlier, he won the Darwin Salver with a runaway seven-stroke margin over Penge and last year he was the South West Region boy champion.

Martin, 16, was the English under 13 champion in 2010 after finishing fifth in the under 14 rankings and was tied fourth in the recent Fairhaven Trophy.

Penge (image copyright Leaderboard Photography), 16, currently leads the Titleist/FootJoy England Golf Boys Order of Merit having successfully defended the Fairhaven Trophy, finished third in the McEvoy Trophy and runner-up to Dick in the Darwin Salver. He has just returned after representing England Golf in the Thunderbird International in Arizona.

Last year, he was the English under 15 and under 16 champion following his victory in the McGregor Trophy at Seacroft while he also won the Douglas Johns Trophy and the South Region Schools title.

Thomson, 18, finished third behind Dick at the Darwin Salver and was equal seventh in the Fairhaven Trophy. An under 16 international in 2012, he is a former North of England under 16 champion and has been a member of the Yorkshire team in the past two Boys County Championship finals.

The German Boys Open is played over 54 holes of stroke play with a Nations Cup contested over the first two rounds. In that, Dick will partner Penge while Martin teams up with Thomson.