SALISBURY golfer Tom Stagg played his part in helping England’s under 16s boys score another big win in their autumn international series by defeating Scotland 17.5 to 7.5.
They have already beaten Wales 15-5 and will play Ireland early next month. Another win there will see them repeat last year’s record of three victories in these matches.
Team manager Nick Over described the boys’ latest result at Rockliffe Hall Golf Club, Durham as a solid performance. The highlight of the match was Barclay Brown’s level par 72 in very difficult conditions on the opening day of the 54-hole match.
Two England players had 100-per-cent winning records in all three games - Michael Gilbert (Chelmsford, Essex), who was in England’s winning team at the Boys’ Home Internationals, and Hugo Kedzlie (Spalding, Lincolnshire).
In addition three England players - Barclay Brown (Hallamshire, Yorkshire), Dominic Clemons (Gog Magog, represents Hertfordshire) and Charlie Daughtrey (Rotherham, Yorkshire) were unbeaten.
Stagg, based at Salisbury & South Wilts Golf Club, along with James Cooper (Cumberwell Park, Wiltshire), Matthew Freeman (Worksop, Nottinghamshire), Conor Gough (Stoke Park, Buckinghamshire), Callum Macfie (Lindrick, Yorkshire) all contributed to the winning scoreline.
The match began with individual stroke play games which England won 7-3. This was followed by foursomes which England won 4-1, and by individual matchplay which England won 6.5-3.5.
Stagg, along with Brown, Cooper, Daughtrey, Gilbert, Gough, Kedzlie and Macfie will play Ireland at Castletown on October 8 and 9.