England quartet to challenge in Italian U16s

Boys’ Amateur champion Conor Gough is one of four players selected to represent England in this week’s Italian U16 championship at Biella Golf Club.

The 15-year-old from Stoke Park, BB&O, is joined by Max Hopkins (Bishops Stortford, Hertfordshire), George Leigh (Trevose, Cornwall) and Ben Schmidt (Rotherham, Yorkshire).

Gough (pictured) has also won the England U16 McGregor Trophy and the Fairhaven Trophy this season. He was in the winning England team at the Boys’ Home Internationals and the successful GB&I team at the Jacques Leglise Trophy against continental Europe.

Hopkins, 15, reached the quarter finals of the Boys’ Amateur and joined Gough in the Home Internationals and Jacques Leglise teams.

Leigh, 16, has just represented Cornwall in Boys’ County Finals and won the individual prize at qualifying for the championship. He was sixth in the McGregor Trophy.

Schmidt, 16, won the Lee Westwood Trophy, was runner-up in the McGregor Trophy and seventh in the U18 Carris Trophy. He has just helped Yorkshire win Boys’ County Finals where he was undefeated in his six games.

The 72-hole championship starts today and continues until Thursday. The English quartet are among 144 players from 20 countries.


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