England boys’ targeting fourth win at Home Internationals

England Golf has announced its team for the Boys’ Home Internationals to be played at Ashburnham Golf Club, Wales on Tuesday, 6 – Friday, 9 August.

England successfully defended the title at last year’s Boys’ Home Internationals at Royal Dornoch.

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Jack Bigham, 15 (Harpenden, Hertfordshire) was sixth at the English Boys’ U16 Open Stroke Play Championship (McGregor Trophy), eighth at the Peter McEvoy Trophy and tenth at the Henry Cooper Junior Masters. He represented England in the recent European Young Masters where he finished in a tie for 20th place.

Barclay Brown, 18 (Hallamshire, Yorkshire) was a member the English team that won last year’s Boys’ Home Internationals and also represented his country in this year’s European Boys’ Team Championship. He was fourth in the Junior Orange Bowl International in the US at the start of the year. Won the Carris Trophy last year.

Enrique Dimayuga, 18 (Walton Heath, Surrey) represented England at the recent Dutch Junior Open where he finished ninth. He was also 11th at the French International Boys’ Championship.

Conor Gough, 16 (Stoke Park, Berkshire) has missed much of this season studying for his GCSE exams but before taking time out he did win the Major Champions Challenge in the US. Had a stellar year during 2018 when he won the Boys’ Amateur Championship, the Fairhaven Trophy and the McGregor Trophy. He played on the winning English team at last year’s Boys’ Home Internationals. Also represented England at the European Boys’ Team Championship.

Max Hopkins, 16 (Bishops Stortford, Hertfordshire) is another player who has seen his season curtailed due to exams but did return in time to represent England at the European Boys’ Team Championships. He was also a member of the winning English team at last year’s Boys’ Home Internationals. Became the youngest ever winner of the Daily Telegraph Junior Championship late last year. Was second at the Henry Cooper Junior Masters and fifth at the Peter McEvoy Trophy.

Habebul Islam, 18 (Ipswich, Suffolk) was part of the winning team at last year’s Boys’ Home Internationals. He started this year with a 19th place finish in the Portuguese International Amateur and has also been 17th at the French Boys’ (Carlhian Trophy), 18th at the Brabazon Trophy and 16th at the Tillman Trophy.

Jacob Kelso, 18 (Kings Hill, Kent) makes his first appearance for England in the Boys’ Home Internationals. He was third at this year’s Sir Henry Cooper Junior Masters, tenth and the Fairhaven Trophy and 11th at the German Boys’.

George Leigh, 17 (Trevose, Cornwall) recently won the Cornwall Amateur Championship. He was 12th at this year’s Fairhaven Trophy, 17th at the Carris Trophy and 24th at the West of England Amateur.

Callum Macfie, 18 (Lindrick, Yorkshire) birdied the last two holes to win this year’s Fairhaven Trophy. He was also tied-6th while representing his country at this year’s Northern Boys Qualifier.

Joseph Pagdin, 17 (Lake Nona) created history recently when he because the first European play to reach the semi-final of the US Junior Championship. This year he has also finished fourth at both the Sage Valley Junior Invitational and the AJGA Simplify Boys’ Championship and 15th at the Jones Cup Invitational. Made the match play stage at The Amateur Championship. A member of the winning English team at last year’s Boys’ Home Internationals.

Robin Williams, 17 (Peterborough Milton, Northamptonshire) represented England at last year’s Boys’ Home Internationals and this year’s European Boys’ Team Championship. He was 15th at this year’s St Andrews Links Trophy and 18th at the Brabazon Trophy. Also made the cut at the European Amateur Championship in Austria and reached the match play stage of the English Men’s Amateur Championship.

Photo: Credit Vicki Head. Pictured Barclay Brown.