Teams announced for Boys Home Internationals at Royal St David's
The teams have been announced for next week's Boys Home Internationals at Royal St David's, Harlech, North Wales. The event contested by the best players aged 18 or under from England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales takes place from Tuesday 2 to Thursday 4 August. Ireland defend The R&A Trophy which they won for the second time in three years at Southerness in Scotland last August.
The Teams are as follows:
ENGLAND : Oliver Carr (Heswall); Harry Casey (Enfield); Matthew Fitzpatrick (Hallamshire); Curtis Griffiths (Wentworth); Patrick Kelly (Boston West); Nathan Kimsey (Woodhall Spa); Paul Kinnear (Formby); Max Orrin (North Foreland); Gregory Payne (Chobham); Callum Shinkwin (Moor Park); Toby Tree (Worthing); Derek Hughes (Non-playing Captain)
SCOTLAND : Anthony Blaney (Liberton); Eamon Bradley (Mount Ellen); Grant Forrest (Craigielaw); Daniel Hendry (UAE); Josh Jamieson (St Andrews New); Liam Johnston (Dumfries and County); Greig Marchbank (Dumfries and County); Jack McDonald (Kilmarnock (Barassie)); Bradley Neil (Blairgowrie); Craig Ross (Kirkhill); Ewan Scott (St Andrews); Stuart Wilson (Non-playing Captain)
IRELAND: Enda Craddock (Gort); Keagan Cummings (Elm Park); John Ross Galbraith (Whitehead); Alex Gleeson (Castle); Conor Glynn (Carton House); Jack Hume (Rathsallagh); Gary Hurley (West Waterford); Jack Leacy (Dungarvan); Kieran Lynch (Skibbereen); Gavin Moynihan (The Island); William Russell (Clandeboye); Liam Martin (Non-playing Captain)
WALES: Oliver Baker (Cardiff); David Boote (Walton Heath); Jack Bush (Morlais Castle); Oliver Dickson (Pennard); Zac Galliford (Borth and Ynyslas); Ryan Haskell (Celtic Manor); Delon Hau (Vale of Glamorgan); Otto Mand (Dewstow); Oliver Mottram (St Pierre); Patrick Mullins (Whitchurch); Ryan Thomas (Vale of Glamorgan); Leighton Smith (Non-playing Captain)
Each fixture will comprise five morning foursomes followed by ten afternoon singles, each played over 18 holes.
Ireland open the defence of The R&A Trophy on Tuesday when they clash with Wales while Scotland take on England hoping to repeat their 2010 victory. The matches have been evenly balanced in recent years with Scotland winning in 2006, England in 2007 and 2009 and Ireland in 2008 and 2010.
Royal St David’s was founded in 1894 and is one of Wales' top courses with Snowdon in sight and the magnificent Harlech Castle as its backdrop. It has hosted several R&A events in the past including a Boys International series and the Boys Amateur Championship. In 2013 Royal St David’s will again add to its R&A Championship history when it hosts the Jacques Leglise Trophy match between boys representing Great Britain & Ireland and the Continent of Europe.
Full reports and scores will appear on RandA.org throughout the three days of competition.