SALISBURY golfers Tom Stagg and Dom Burgess have been named in the Wiltshire team which will defend its English Boys’ County Championship title next week.
The Salisbury & South Wilts Golf Club members will be in the side that represents the South West at Cumberwell Park Golf Club and their challengers include Northamptonshire, from the Midlands, who made their first appearance at the finals last year and finished as runners-up.
The other two contenders are Yorkshire, from the North, who will seek their eighth win, and Hertfordshire, representing the South East, who have been champions twice before.
The championship is to be played from Tuesday to Thursday, August 23-25, in a round-robin format, with three foursomes each morning and six singles in the afternoon.
Wiltshire will begin their defence again Yorkshire, while Northamptonshire will play Hertfordshire on day one.
Burgess and Stagg are among four members of last year’s winning side to line up for Wiltshire - England Under 16 international James Cooper and Jake Bolton being the others.
Among the other players taking part in the championship are Hertfordshire’s Danny Daniels and Yorkshire’s Charlie Thornton who both reached the final eight in the British boys’ championship.
Northamptonshire’s team includes Callum Farr who recently helped England to win the Boys’ Home Internationals and Charlie Salter who contributed to England’s convincing win in this week’s under 16s boys’ international against Wales.
Yorkshire’s Barclay Brown and Charlie Daughtrey were also in the successful under 16s side.
James Clark, Hadley Wood
Danny Daniels, Essendon
Harry Gillespie, Welwyn Garden City
Greg Hurley, The Hertfordshire
Jon Hopkins, Bishops Stortford
Josh Taylor, Mill Green
Charlie Wilkinson, Cheshunt
Luke Barney, Overstone Park
Callum Farr, Priors Hall
Benjamin Jones, Northamptonshire County
Fergus Robinson, Northamptonshire County
Charlie Salter, Northamptonshire County
Robin Williams, Peterborough Milton
Jake Bolton, Ogbourne Downs
James Cooper, Cumberwell Park
Tom Stagg, Salisbury & South Wilts
Dom Burgess, Salisbury & South Wilts
Jamie Cooper, Bowood
Joe Retford, Cumberwell Park
Oliver Jeans, Wrag Barn
Dan Bradbury, Wakefield
Barclay Brown, Hallamshire
Charlie Daughtrey, Rotherham
Matthew Raybould, Bridlington
Tom North, Howley Hall
Charlie Thornton, Fulford
Sam Bairstow, Hallowes
Photo used courtesy of Leaderboard Photography