Strickland leads England U16s to convincing win

Boys U16 v Scot

England’s U16 boys scored a convincing 16-9 win in their annual autumn international against Scotland.

They won each of the three sessions at Dalmahoy and add this success to their earlier win over Wales. They will complete the series when they play Ireland at Templepatrick on the weekend of 10 and 11 October.

England’s lead scorer in the Scotland match was Charlie Strickland from Ham Manor in Sussex, who won all three of his games – helped by a hole in one in the final session of yesterday’s singles matchplay. He used a wedge for his 120-yard shot on the third on the West course.

Steve Burnett, the England Golf Men’s Performance Manager, said: “This was a great result for the guys. The team had good strength in depth, they gelled well and played well overall, it was a deserved victory.

“Now we’re looking forward to Ireland and the boys will be desperate to make it a clean sweep. A big thank you also to team manager Nick Over for giving up another weekend of his time to support the team.”

The team was: Jack Ainscough (Hartlepool), Jake Benson (Beeston Fields), Toby Briggs (Dunston Hall), Barclay Brown (Hallamshire), Alex Fitzpatrick (Hallamshire), Angus Flanagan (St George’s Hill), Harry Goddard  (Hanbury Manor), Ben Jones (Brampton Heath), Luke Kelly  (Ashton-under-Lyne), Charlie Strickland (Ham Manor).

Results

West Course (Par 68), Marriott Dalmahoy Hotel & Country Club
Scotland names first

Individual medal matchplay
Jamie Stewart 62 beat Toby Briggs 68
Callum Bruce 74 lost to Charlie Strickland 70
Darren Howie 65 halved with Jake Benson 65
Kyle Reid 69 lost to Alex Fitzpatrick 67
Callum Burns 73 lost to Barclay Brown 67
Rowan Carey 67 beat Ben Jones 70
Marc Watt 70 lost to Jack Ainscough 67
Aidan Smith 75 lost to Harry Goddard 63
Ross Callan 74 lost to Angus Flanagan 65
Eric McIntosh 68 beat Luke Kelly 70
Scotland 3.5 England 6.5  
  

Foursomes
Jamie Stewart & Darren Howie lost to Toby Briggs & Jake Benson 1 down
Callum Bruce & Kyle Reid lost to Charlie Strickland & Harry Goddard 4&3
Callum Burns & Rowan Carey beat Alex Fitzpatrick & Barclay Brown 4&2
Marc Watt & Aidan Smith beat Ben Jones & Jack Ainscough 3&2
Ross Callan & Eric McIntosh lost to Angus Flanagan & Luke Kelly 4&3
Scotland 2 England 3

  
Singles matchplay
Jamie Stewart beat Toby Briggs 6&5
Darren Howie beat Harry Goddard 3&2
Rowan Carey lost to Charlie Strickland 5&4
Marc Watt lost to Jake Benson 7&6
Callum Burns lost to Alex Fitzpatrick 6&5 
Callum Bruce lost to Barclay Brown 2&1
Eric McIntosh lost to Angus Flanagan 1 down
Aidan Smith halved with Luke Kelly
Ross Callan lost to Jack Ainscough 1 down
Kyle Reid lost to Ben Jones 1 down
Scotland 3.5 England 6.5