Tons of talent in revamped England boys’ and girls’ squads


English under 15 and under 16 champion Marco Penge, European Young Masters winner Bradley Moore, English girls’ champion Sophie Keech and Scottish U16 stroke play titleholder Alice Hewson, have been included in the revamped England boys’ and girls’ training squads for 2013/14.

The squads also include Ashton Turner, winner of the recent Daily Telegraph BMW Championship in Portugal, and cousins, Arrun and Jack Singh Brar.

All the squad members have been capped at either under 16, boys’ or girls’ levels, while 17-year-old Annabel Dimmock is also an England ladies’ international.

The boys’ squad is: Matty Lamb (Hexham, Northumberland), Haydn McCullen (Delamere Forest, Cheshire), Bradley Moore (Kedleston Park, Derbyshire), Marco Penge (Worthing, Sussex), Arrun Singh Brar, Jack Singh-Brar (both Brokenhurst Manor, Hampshire, IoW & CI), Billy Spooner (Boston, Lincolnshire), Jake Storey (Alnmouth, Northumberland), Jonathan Thomson (Lindrick, Yorkshire) and Ashton Turner (Kenwick Park, Lincolnshire).

The girls’ squad is: Annabel Dimmock (Wentworth, Surrey), Samantha Fuller (Roehampton, Surrey), Eloise Healey (West Lancashire), Alice Hewson (Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire), Sophie Keech (Parkstone, Dorset), Sophie Lamb (Clitheroe, Lancashire), Sophie Madden (West Essex) and Hollie Muse (West Lancashire).
Penge, 15, won his two English titles in the McGregor Trophy at Seacroft Golf Club in Lincolnshire in July and finished fourth on the Titleist/FootJoy England Golf Boys Order of Merit. He also won the Fairhaven Trophy, the Douglas Johns Trophy and the South Region Schools Championship and lost a playoff for the Irish Boys Open.

Moore, 16, finished top of the Boys’ Order of Merit after victories in the European Young Masters in Germany, the McEvoy Trophy and the Midland Schools Championship, while he finished joint runner-up to Penge (image copyright Leaderboard Photography) in the McGregor Trophy and was a semi-finalist in the British Boys.

Arrun Singh Brar, 14, is the North of England under 16 champion and runner-up in the Douglas Johns Trophy, while Jack Singh Brar, 16, finished second on the Boys’ Order of Merit, having won the South of England Boys’ championship, the Irish Boys’ under 17 title and finished runner-up in the Duke of York Young Champions tournament and the Telegraph Junior Championship.

Lamb, 15, won the Sir Henry Cooper Junior Masters this year, Storey, 17, was the English under 16 champion last year, McCullen, 17, is the Lancashire men’s and boy champion and helped Lancashire win the English County Championship.

Spooner, 15, was joint runner-up with Moore in the McGregor Trophy, equal second in the Canadian Junior Challenge and joint fourth in the North of England under 16 Championship, Thomson, 17, was the 2012 North of England under 16 champion, and Turner, 17, runner-up in the McEvoy Trophy, added the Telegraph Junior title to the Bernard Darwin Salver he won earlier in the season.

Annabel Dimmock, 17, made her debut for the England ladies’ team at the women’s home internationals, having helped to successfully retain the girls’ Home Internationals title. Other members of that winning girls’ team included Samantha Fuller, 14; Alice Hewson, 16; Sophie Keech, 17; Sophie Lamb, 15; and Sophie Madden, 16.

Samantha Fuller, Alice Hewson, Sophie Lamb and Sophie Madden are all also GB&I girl internationals, while Hollie Muse, 13, and Eloise Healey, 16, were respectively in England’s winning teams in this year’s U16 internationals against Spain and Switzerland.

Alice Hewson has recently won the girls’ title at the Daily Telegraph BMW Championship and, alongside Sophie Madden, Bradley Moore and Marco Penge, was in the winning team at the European Young Masters.

Sophie Keech (image copyright Leaderboard Photography) added the English girls’ championship to the English schools’ and South West girls’ titles and was also the runner-up in the South West ladies’ championship. Sophie Lamb won the girls’ title at the Fairhaven Trophies.

Samantha Fuller was third in the England Golf girls’ order of merit, sponsored by Lorrin Golf, and won the ladies’ Bridget Jackson Bowl earlier this season, while Hollie Muse took the honours in the Royal Birkdale ladies’ scratch trophy shortly after winning the girls’ U14 title at the North of England U16 championship.

For more information visit the England Teams webpage.