England teams to challenge at European Nations Cup

Louisa Brunt

England will field two top teams in the European Nations Cup at Sotogrande in Spain from 29 March to 1 April.

Dan Brown, Marco Penge, Alfie Plant and Jack Singh Brar will aim for England’s seventh win in the men’s event – and to regain the trophy last won in 2015.

Louisa Brunt (image © Stills Photography), Annabell Fuller and Sophie Lamb will target a first win for an England women’s team.

The players:

Dan Brown, 22, (Masham, Yorkshire) is the English amateur champion and has just returned from a successful tour of South Africa where he was part of a four-man England Golf squad. He tied third in the South African stroke play and shared the qualifying honours in the South African amateur championship.

Marco Penge, 18, (Golf at Goodwood, Sussex) is knocking on the door of a big win having been runner-up in both the New South Wales amateur and the Spanish amateur championships in recent weeks. Last season he also tied for the French amateur before being pipped in a play-off.

Alfie Plant, 24, (Sundridge Park, Kent) won the Lytham Trophy and sank the birdie putt which secured England’s world championship silver medal at the Eisenhower Trophy, where he was third individually. He was runner up on the England Golf Men’s Order of Merit.

Jack Singh-Brar, 20, (Remedy Oak, Dorset) has had a busy start to the 2017 championship season, spending several weeks in Australia and then competing in Portugal and Spain. He’s been rewarded with second place in the prestigious Avondale Amateur in Australia and solid results in match play events.

Louisa Brunt, 18, (Royal Birkdale, Lancashire) has joined the England Golf women’s squad after being an England girl international who last season won the Pleasington Putter, was third in the Sir Henry Cooper Junior Masters and ninth in the English women’s stroke play.

Annabell Fuller, 14, (Roehampton, Surrey) started this season with second place in the Harder Hall Women’s Invitational in Florida – having been runner-up on six occasions in 2016, alongside a victory in the Sir Henry Cooper Junior Masters. She recently reached the last 16 in the Spanish women’s championship.

Sophie Lamb, 19, (Clitheroe, Lancashire) is the British women's stroke play champion, won the England Golf Women’s Order of Merit and helped England win the Women’s Home Internationals. This year she’s already had a top ten in the Harder Hall Invitational in Florida and made the Spanish amateur matchplay.