England under 16s ease to victory over Spain

Billy Spooner

England’s completed an overwhelming victory over Spain in the annual one-day under 16 international at Pannal near Harrogate.

The mixed team of four girls and four boys won 9½ – 2½ after building a useful 3-1 lead from the morning foursomes.

That provided a solid platform for the eight singles in which England dropped just one match and a half.

Ashleigh Greenham from Essex completed the biggest victory with a 4 and 3 win over Ana Pelaez, while, in a clean sweep of the girls, the Lancashire pair of Sophie Lamb and Eloise Healey and Warwickshire's Victoria Mallett all won.

The boys' games were close, Billy Spooner from Lincolnshire (image © Tom Ward), securing the best victory, 2 and 1 over Ivan Cantero.

Sott Godfrey, one of the England Golf coaches with the team commented: "It was a very convincing win and there were some very good individual performances."

Results

Foursomes
Ashleigh Greenham (West Essex) & Victoria Mallett (Sutton Coldfield Ladies’) beat Maria Herraez & Ana Pelaez 1 up
Sophie Lamb (Clitheroe) & Eloise Healey (West Lancashire) lost to Marta Martin & Irene Rollan 5/4
Marco Penge (Worthing) & Billy Spooner (Boston) beat Alejandro Guemes & Carlos Leandro 2/1
Bradley Moore (Kedleston Park) & Arrun Singh-Brar (Brokenhurst Manor) beat Manuel Elvira & Ivan Cantero 1 up

Singles
Greenham beat Pelaez 4/3
Lamb beat Martin 3/2
Healey beat Rollan 3/1
Mallett beat Herraez 2/1
Moore beat Leandro 1up
Penge lost to Elvira 2/1
Spooner beat Cantero 2/1
Singh-Brar halved with Guemes