Three internationals to challenge in South Africa

Dan Brown

English amateur champion Dan Brown and fellow internationals Josh Hilleard and James Walker will represent England on a tour of South Africa in February and early March.

The players, all members of the England Men’s squad, will compete in four tournaments during their visit. The events are:

– The South African stroke play championship at Kingswood Golf Estate, George; 7-10 February 2017
– The Cape Province Open at George Golf Club and Oubaai Golf Club, George; 14-16 February 2017
– The South African Amateur at Humewood Golf Club, Port Elizabeth; 19-24 February 2017
– The African Amateur stroke play championship at Leopard Creek Golf Estate, near Malelane, from 28 February to 3 March 2017

The players:

Dan Brown, 22, (Masham, Yorkshire) won the 2016 English amateur championship at Ganton, becoming the third Yorkshireman in a row to hold the title. He also won the North of England amateur. (Image copyright Leaderboard Photography).

Josh Hilleard, 21, (Farrington Park, Somerset) was third on the English Men’s Order of Merit after winning four events, and helping England to beat France, win the Costa Ballena quadrangular tournament and take second place in the Colombian International.

James Walker, 22, (The Oaks, Yorkshire) helped England beat France in their biennial international, won the Selborne Salver, reached the semi-finals of the Spanish amateur and had a string of top ten finishes in prestigious events.