Top six selected for European boys’ challenge

Toby Briggs

Six leading young players have been selected to represent England in this month’s European boys’ team championship.

They are: Toby Briggs of Norfolk (image copyright Leaderboard Photography), Angus Flanagan of Surrey, Harry Goddard of Hertfordshire, Ben Jones and Robin Williams of Northamptonshire, and Charlie Strickland of Sussex.

The championship will be played at La Manga, Spain, from 11-15 July. Briggs and Strickland both played in this team last year.

The players:

Toby Briggs, 17, (Dunston Hall), is an England and GB&I boy international, who had a top ten finish in the German boys’ open after solid results in the Portuguese amateur and the U18 Peter McEvoy Trophy.

Angus Flanagan, 18, (St George’s Hill) won the Carris Trophy last year and followed up with sixth place in the Duke of York Young Champions Trophy. He was third in this season’s Peter McEvoy.

Harry Goddard, 17, (Hanbury Manor) is the Daily Telegraph junior champion. This season he has reached the quarter finals of the Spanish amateur and was in the top 20 at the Brabazon Trophy.

Ben Jones, 18, (Northamptonshire County) has just won the Sir Henry Cooper Junior Masters with a score of 18-under. Earlier in the season he was fourth in the Peter McEvoy Trophy and tied 10th in the U21 Bernard Darwin Salver.

Charlie Strickland, 18, (Ham Manor) has won the men’s Duncan Putter and the Peter McEvoy Trophy this season. He was also runner up in the Lytham Trophy and the Darwin Salver.

Robin Williams, 15, (Peterborough Milton) was fifth in the Peter McEvoy Trophy and had a string of successful results in men’s events in South Africa early in the season.