Merit leader Penge in squad for Irish Boys Open

Marco Penge

Marco Penge (Worthing, Sussex), current leader of the England Golf Boys Order of Merit, has been named in a squad of four to represent England Golf in the Irish Boys Open Championship over 72 holes at Lisburn Golf Club on 26th – 28th June.

He will be accompanied by Jack Singh Brar (Brokenhurst Manor, Hampshire, IoW & CI), Jake Storey (Alnmouth, Northumberland) and Jonathan Thomson (Lindrick, Yorkshire).

Penge, 15, ( Image ©  Tom Ward) has collected plenty of Merit points after winning the Fairhaven Trophy in a playoff last month, finishing joint third in the Douglas Johns Trophy, fourth in the Bernard Darwin Salver and sixth in the McEvoy Trophy.

He also won the English Schools South Region title recently a couple of days after being beaten on countback for the individual prize in the Boys County Championship South East Qualifying.

Singh Brar, 16, lying sixth on the Merit table, has been involved in two playoffs this year, winning the Berkhamsted Trophy but finishing second in the Hampshire Junior Championship, while he also finished third in the McEvoy Trophy. An under 16 cap for the past two years, he made his debut in last season’s Boys Home Internationals.

Storey, 17, is the current holder of the McGregor Trophy following his victory in the English Under 16 Championship at Trevose last July. Capped an under 16 level, he is a member of the England under 18 squad.

Thomson, 17, had considerable success within Yorkshire golf last year, winning the North of England under 16 Championship at Pannal and finishing runner-up in the Yorkshire under 16 Championship. He also captained Yorkshire’s under 16s last year and was capped by England against Scotland and Ireland at under 16 level.

He helped Yorkshire win the Boys County Championship last August, winning four of his five games, and this year finished third in the Fairhaven Trophy to currently lie fourth on the Boys Order of Merit.