England have named five players new to international team golf in its eight-strong squad to face Wales in the annual under 16 international at Oswestry Golf Club on Sunday 1st September.
The newcomers are Will Enefer (The Wrekin, Shropshire & Herefordshire), Chris Handy (South Moor, Co Durham), Louis Lazarus (Romford, Essex), Jamie Li (Bath, Somerset) and Matthew Myers (Northants County, Northamptonshire).
The other three members of the team are Lewis George (Delamere Forest, Cheshire), Harry Hall (West Cornwall, Cornwall) and Herman Loubser (Mount Murray, Isle of Man).
Enefer (image copyright Leaderboard Photography), finished tied fourth in the Midland Regions Schools Championship and equal sixth in the English Boys under 16 Championship for the McGregor Trophy.
Handy was the leading individual in the Northern Group Boys Qualifying and finished joint third in the North Region Schools Championship. He also represented England Golf in the recent RB German Junior Championship.
Lazarus finished fifth in the McGregor Trophy and equal 14th in the Sir Henry Cooper Junior Masters.
Li lost a three-way playoff for the Carris Trophy, the English Boys under 18 Championship, at West Lancs, beaten at the second extra hole by fellow West Countryman Ben Amor, while he was also 18th in the McGregor Trophy.
Myers is following his older brothers Andrew and Adam into championship golf having finished tied tenth in the McGregor Trophy.
George and Hall made their England debuts in last year’s under 16 international with Wales. George finished tied seventh in this year’s McEvoy Trophy, while Hall was equal 14th in the English Boys under 18 Championship for the Carris Trophy.
Loubser, the latest talent to emerge from the Isle of Man, was equal fourth in the English Boys under 14 Championship for the Reid Trophy at North Hants having been equal ninth in the Northern Group Boys Qualifying. He also won both his games in the recent under 16 international with Spain.
The match with Wales will consist of four morning foursomes and eight singles.