England storm to impressive Under 16 victory against Wales

JACK INGHAM led the way with a clean sweep of points as England claimed the scalp of Wales in this weekend’s Under 16 challenge match.

Ingham – who is based in the Dutch city of Eindhoven – won a foursomes and his two singles matches as England claimed a resounding 13-7 victory after two days of competition at Newport GC.

England won all three sessions – the 5-3 victory in the Sunday singles following up 5.5-2.5 success in the Saturday singles and a 2.5-1.5 win in the foursomes.

Although, Ingham blazed a trail with a 100% points tally, every single member of the side contributed at least a point to highlight a real team effort over the weekend.

Hertfordshire’s Jack Bigham and Dubai-based Josh Hill also ended the weekend undefeated with 2.5 points apiece.

With the team – coached and managed by Rob Watts and Stephen Burnett – needing just two and a half points from the eight singles matches to secure the victory, Reis Suart put the first on the board with a thumping 7&6 win against Coalan Burford.

Ingham’s 4&3 win against Dylan Thomas took England to the brink of victory – none of his three games over the weekend going beyond the 15th hole.

Bigham guaranteed the win beating Connor Owen by one hole and the icing on the cake was provided when there were further singles successes for Hill and Hugh Adams.

England’s next test at this age level will be a combined girls/boys event against Ireland on October 12-13 at Hunstanton GC.