England quartet selected for Italian championship

Hugo Kedzlie

Four players will represent England in the Italian U16 boys’ international championship at Biella Golf Club from 30 August to 1 September.

They are Barclay Brown of Yorkshire, James Cooper of Wiltshire, Conor Gough of Buckinghamshire and Hugo Kedzlie of Lincolnshire (image © Leaderboard Photography). Cooper, Brown and Kedzlie will also make up the England team for the Nations Cup event.

The players:

Barclay Brown, 15, (Hallamshire, Yorkshire) reached the matchplay stages of the British boys’ championship, was 11th in the Peter McEvoy Trophy and represented England in the Junior Open, coming 22nd.

James Cooper, 16, (Cumberwell Park) represented England in the European Young Masters, where the team finished third. He was runner up at the U16 spring championship at Hawkstone Park and ninth in the Peter McEvoy Trophy.

Conor Gough, 13, (Stoke Park) is the English U14 boys’ open champion having won the Reid Trophy last week by five shots. He was ninth in the U16 McGregor Trophy.

Hugo Kedzlie, 15, (Spalding) was ninth in the U16 Spring championship, 16th in the Midland boys’ county championship qualifying and 19th in the McGregor Trophy.

Brown, Gough and Kedzlie have also been selected for England’s team for next week’s U16 international against Wales.