Seven new players selected for Home International defence

Toby Briggs

Seven new players will help to defend England’s title when the Boys’ Home Internationals are played next week at Conwy Golf Club, Wales, from August 4-6.

They are Toby Briggs of Norfolk (Image © Leaderboard Photography), Will Enefer of Shropshire, Max Martin of Warwickshire, Rhys Nevin-Wharton of Cheshire, Gian-Marco Petrozzi of Staffordshire, Billy Spooner of Lincolnshire, and Charlie Strickland of Sussex.

They will join four members of last year’s winning team: Harry Hall of Cornwall, Matty Lamb of Northumberland, Jamie Li of Somerset and Marco Penge of Sussex.

Hall, Lamb, Li, Penge and Enefer all also represented England in the recent European boys’ team championship.

The players:

Toby Briggs, 15, (Dunston Hall) tied for the McGregor Trophy only to lose in a play-off. He was runner-up at the Fairhaven Trophies and helped England to win the Nations Cup.

Will Enefer, 17, (Wrekin) was runner-up in the German boys’ open and tied third in the Sir Henry Cooper Junior Masters and shared fourth place in the Fairhaven Trophies.

Harry Hall, 17, (West Cornwall) was sixth in the Carris Trophy, the Darwin Salver and the West of England stroke play. He helped England take second place in the Nations Cup at the German boys’ open.

Matty Lamb, 17, (Hexham) was fourth in the 2015 McEvoy Trophy. He was runner-up in last year's Fairhaven Trophies, fourth in the McGregor Trophy and ninth in the European Young Masters.

Jamie Li, 18, (Bath) was runner-up in the Faldo Series Wales championship this year, 10th in the Carris Trophy and seventh in the Peter McEvoy Trophy.

Max Martin, 17, (Ladbrook Park) tied fourth in the Irish boys’ open. He represented Warwickshire at last year’s men’s County Finals and was third at the 2014 Fairhaven Trophies.

Rhys Nevin-Wharton, 17, (Sandiway) tied third in the Sir Henry Cooper Junior Masters and shared fourth place in the Irish boys’ open.

Marco Penge, 17, (Golf at Goodwood) has won the Scottish men’s stroke play, the Peter McEvoy Trophy and the Sir Henry Cooper Junior Masters this season.

Gian-Marco Petrozzi, 18, (Trentham) has had a string of high finishes this season in the Carris Trophy, the Welsh strokeplay, the Darwin Salver, the Fairhaven Trophies and the Peter McEvoy Trophy.

Billy Spooner, 17, (Woodhall Spa) has had top ten finishes in this year’s Fairhaven Trophies and the South East of England links championship and contributed to last year’s successful U16 campaign.

Charlie Strickland, 16, (Ham Manor) also tied for the McGregor Trophy and was beaten in the three-way play-off. He was third in the South Eastern junior championship and fifth in the Peter McEvoy Trophy.