Players selected for U16 boys’ internationals

Charlie Daughtrey

Up-and-coming young players have been selected for England teams for the U16 boys’ internationals against Scotland and Ireland.

The match against Scotland takes place on September 24 and 25 at Rockliffe Hall Golf Club, Durham.

The team is Barclay Brown of Yorkshire, Dominic Clemons of Hertfordshire, James Cooper and Tom Stagg of Wiltshire, Charlie Daughtrey (image © Leaderboard Photography) and Callum Macfie of Yorkshire, Matthew Freeman of Nottinghamshire, Michael Gilbert of Essex, Conor Gough of Buckinghamshire and Hugo Kedzlie of Lincolnshire.

The same team, with the exception of Clemons and Freeman, will play Ireland at Castletown Golf Club on October 8 and 9.

The matches are part of a series again the other three Home countries. England won all three last year and have already had a resounding victory over Wales this year. Brown, Clemons, Daughtrey, Freeman, Gough and Kedzlie were all part of that successful team.

The players:

Barclay Brown, 15, (Hallamshire) was the leading U18 player at the North of England Youths’ championship, reached the matchplay stages of the British boys’ championship and represented England in the Junior Open.

Dominic Clemons, 14, (Gog Magog) won the Scottish U14 boys’ championship, tied third in English U14 Reid Trophy and was fifth in the English U16 McGregor Trophy.

James Cooper, 16, (Cumberwell Park) was in Wiltshire’s winning team at the English Boy’s County Championship and helped England into third place at the European Young Masters.

Charlie Daughtrey, 15, (Rotherham) shared fifth place in the McGregor Trophy and was 10th in the Northern boys’ county qualifying tournament.

Matthew Freeman, 15, (Worksop) won the U16 Spring tournament, was 10th in the Midland boys’ county qualifier and 15th in the Douglas Johns Trophy.

Michael Gilbert, 16, (Chelmsford) helped England win the Boys’ Home Internationals, won the Sir Henry Cooper Junior Master, was runner-up in the English U16 McGregor Trophy and won the U16 Hazards Trophy at the English U18 boys’ open championship.

Conor Gough, 14, (Stoke Park) is the English U14 boys’ open champion. He has also won the Douglas Johns Trophy and was runner up in the Italian U16 championship.

Hugo Kedzlie, 15, (Spalding) was sixth in the Italian U16 boys’ championship, ninth in the U16 Spring championship, and 13th in English Boys’ County Champion of Champions.

Callum Macfie, 15, (Lindrick) was runner-up in the Douglas Johns Trophy, fourth in the North of England Youths’ championship and 11th in the English U16 McGregor Trophy.

Tom Stagg, 16, (Salisbury & South Wilts) was in Wiltshire’s winning team at the English Boys’ County Championship, was runner-up in the South of England boys’ open and had a top 20 finish in the English U16 McGregor Trophy.