Teams chosen for Nations Cup event

Jake Benson

Two teams will represent England Golf in the Nations Cup event at the McGregor Trophy at Wallasey, Cheshire, from July 14-16. 

Team one is Jake Benson of Nottinghamshire, Toby Briggs of Norfolk and Charlie Strickland of Sussex.

Team two is Harry Goddard of Hertfordshire, Thomas Plumb of Dorset and Taylor Stote of Somerset.

The team event is played over the first two rounds of the English U16 boys’ open stroke play championship, with two scores from three counting each day.

The players

Jake Benson, 16, (Beeston Fields), was third in the Scottish U16 boys’ stroke play and contributed to England's clean sweep in last year’s U16 internationals against the other home countries.

Toby Briggs, 15, (Dunston Hall) helped England to win the Nations Cup at the Fairhaven Trophies  – where he was individual runner-up – and to come second in the team event at the German boys’ open and third at the Sir Henry Cooper Junior Masters. He was unbeaten in the recent U16 international against Spain.

Charlie Strickland, 16, (Ham Manor) was third in the South Eastern junior championship, fifth in the Peter McEvoy Trophy and sixth in the 2014 Sir Henry Cooper Junior Masters.

Harry Goddard, 15, (Hanbury Manor) was sixth in the South Eastern junior championship and tied 13th at the Sir Henry Cooper Junior Masters.   

Thomas Plumb, 16, (Sherborne) was fifth in the South West Counties U16/U14 championship and tied 20th in the Fairhaven Trophies. He tied 10th in last year’s South of England boys’ open

Taylor Stote, 16, (Burnham & Berrow) had top 25 finishes in last year’s McGregor Trophy and the South of England boys’ open. He tied 12th at the recent Scottish U16 boys’ stroke play.