England U16 team named to face Wales

England Golf has selected an eight-strong team for the annual Boys’ match against Wales at Newport Golf Club on 21st-22nd September

The Players 

Hugh Adams, 14, Hagley and Worcestershire, produced one of the rounds of the year when he carded a 10-under par 62 on his way to winning the Scottish Boys’ Under 14 Championship. He also won the Douglas Johns Trophy and was second on the defence of his title at the English Boys’ Under 14 Stroke Play Championship (Reid Trophy).

Jack Bigham, 16, Harpenden and Hertfordshire, was a member of the English team that won this year’s Boys’ Home Internationals at Ashburnham.  He was sixth at the English Boys’ Under 16 Open Stroke Play Championship (McGregor Trophy), eighth at the Peter McEvoy Trophy and tenth at the Henry Cooper Junior Masters. He also represented England in the recent European Young Masters where he finished in a tie for 20th place.

Josh Berry, 14, Doncaster and Yorkshire, won the Under 14 Trophy at the North of England Under 16 Championship. He was also third in the English Boys’ Under 14 Stroke Play Championship (Reid Trophy), seventh at the recent Italian International Under 16 Championship and eighth at the Belgian International Under 14 Boys’ Championship.

Matthew Dodd-Berry, 15, Royal Liverpool and Cheshire, claimed the Boys’ title at the Midland Under 16 Championship at Hawkstone Park. He was also tied fourth in both the English Boys’ Under 16 Championship (McGregor Trophy) and the North Group Qualifying.

Josh Hill, 15, Dubai, was also a member of the victorious winning team at the Boys’ Home Internationals at Ashburham. He was 11th while representing England at the European Young Masters in the Czech Republic.

Jack Ingham, 16, Eindhovensche, is based in Holland where his results this year include a fifth-place finish at the Dutch National Under 18 Stroke Play Championship and a tie for 14th at the Dutch Amateur Championship. He was also tied-17th at the English Boys’ Open Amateur Stroke Play Championship (Carris Trophy) and 21st at the Fairhaven Trophy.

Harley Smith, 14, Rayleigh and Essex, was tied-fifth on his first appearance at an England Golf event at the English Boys’ Under 14 Stroke Play Championship (Reid Trophy) and followed that with a sixth-place finish at the English Boys’ Under 16 Stroke Play Championship (McGregor Trophy).

Reis Suart, 15, Welwyn Garden City and Hertfordshire, was third in the Midland Under 16 Boys’ Championship, fourth in the Douglas Johns Trophy and tied-sixth in the South of England Boys’ Championship.

Caption: Hugh Adams has two wins on the season, including a -10 round of 62 to his name