Teenagers John Gough and Alex Fitzpatrick have been selected to represent England in the prestigious Thunderbird International in the USA.
The 54-hole tournament will be played on the Raptor Course at Grayhawk Golf Club at Scottsdale, Arizona, from 27-30 May.
Gough, 17, is a member at Stoke Park, near Stoke Poges in Buckinghamshire. He was eighth on the 2015 England boys’ order after a season which included second place in the Telegraph Junior Championship, fifth in the Carris Trophy and fourth in the South of England boys’ open. (Image © Leaderboard Photography).
Fitzpatrick, 17, of Hallamshire in Yorkshire, was third in the Italian U16 boys’ championship, having been runner-up the previous year, and was fifth in England’s McGregor Trophy. He was in England’s successful U16 team which beat the other home countries in autumn internationals. He is representing England in this week’s French U18 boys’ championship.
So far, Max Orrin of Kent is the only English player to win the Thunderbird International, taking the title in 2012.