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Winners to boost England Golf in Fairhaven Trophies' Nation Cup

29th April 2013
Olivia Winning (photo Cal Carson Golf Agency)

Jack Singh Brar, Bradley Moore and Olivia Winning, winners of significant titles already this year, have been included in England Golf's teams to compete for the Nations Cup at the Fairhaven Trophies at Fairhaven Golf Club, Lancashire, on 3 rd - 5 th May.

England Golf will be entering four teams, one more than in previous years, each comprising two boys and a girl.

Team One will comprise Olivia Winning (Rotherham, Yorkshire), Jack Singh Brar (Brokenhurst Manor, Hampshire, IoW & CI) and Bobby Keeble (Abridge, Essex).

Team Two will be Amber Ratcliffe, (Royal Cromer, Norfolk), Cameron Massey (Wallasey, Cheshire), and Jake Storey (Alnmouth, Northumberland).

Team Three will combine Alice Hewson (Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire), Bradley Moore (Kedleston Park, Derbyshire) and Marco Penge (Worthing, Sussex) while Team Four will be Eloise Healey (West Lancs, Lancashire), Chris Handy (South Moor, Co Durham) and Will Enefer (Wrekin, Shropshire & Herefordshire).

In Team One: Olivia Winning, 18, led from start to finish to win the Helen Holm Scottish Open Stroke Play Championship last weekend. Earlier she qualified for the match play stage of the French Lady Junior Championship and shot a six-under-par 67, the low score in the Hampshire Rose. Last season Olivia was in England's winning team at the girls' Home Internationals and won the Pleasington Putter.

Singh Brar, 16, won the Berkhamsted Trophy earlier this month in a playoff but lost the Hampshire Junior Championship, also in a playoff, and finished tied third in the McEvoy Trophy, while another playoff saw Keeble, 18, finish runner-up in last year's English Boys Championship.

However, he finished third in the Daily Telegraph Junior Championship and runner-up in this year's Western Province under 23 Stroke Play Championship in South Africa.

In Team Two: Amber Ratcliffe, 17 , won the girls' title at the Fairhaven Trophy in 2011 and was in the winning England teams at the girls' and ladies' 2012 Home Internationals. She was also a member of the inaugural GB&I Junior Vagliano team in 2011 and represented Team GB in the Australian Youth Olympic Festival this year. She is the East Region women's champion and has twice won the English schools' under 16 title.

Massey, 17, a member of the England under 18 squad, finished fifth in the 2012 Sir Henry Cooper Junior Masters and was in the victorious team that won the Canadian International Junior Challenge last autumn, while Storey, 17, also in the under 18 squad, is the reigning English under 16 champion following his victory at Trevose last year.

In Team Three: Alice Hewson, 15, won the Scottish under 16 Open Stroke Play Championship recently, signing off with a six-under 66, and also helped England win the team event. She is a past English under 13 champion and runner up in last year's under 15 championship. In 2012, she won the East Region and Hertfordshire schools' championships and became county girls' champion.

Moore, 15, completed a superb victory recently in the McEvoy Trophy, winning by three strokes at Copt Heath which followed a quarter final spot in the French International Boys Championship. The English under 14 champion in 2011, he was also a member of the under 18 squad and of the winning team in Canada last year. Penge, who will turn 15 on 10 th May, finished third in the Douglas Johns Trophy, fourth in the Bernard Darwin Salver and sixth behind Moore in the McEvoy Trophy.

In Team Four: Eloise Healey, 15, was in England's winning team at the Scottish under 16 Championship, where she finished tied fifth. Last year, she was fourth in the English under 15 championship, represented England in the annual under 16 match against Spain and played for Lancashire in the County Finals, winning six of her eight games. She had a successful trip to the USA at Christmas, finishing second in the Pars Florida International.

Handy, 16, and Enefer, 15, will be representing England Golf in competitive action for the first time. Both have emerged as top prospects from their respective regions following an under 16s training session at Cumberwell Park in Wiltshire recently.

The Nations Cup is contested over the first two rounds of the 72-hole Fairhaven Trophies with all three scores to count on each day.

Notes for Readers:-
England Golf is the governing body for amateur golf in England.
England Golf was formed on 1st January 2012 following the merger of the English Golf Union Ltd. and the English Women's Golf Association and is one of the largest sports governing bodies in England looking after the interests of over 1,900 golf clubs and 770,000 men and women club members.

Responsible for the training of the country's top amateur golfers, England Golf also organises all the major English amateur championships. England Golf works to actively encourage new golfers and increase the continued interest and participation in golf through its golf development initiative ‘Get into Golf'.

England Golf is a member of The England Golf Partnership (EGP) together with the PGA and supported by the Golf Foundation and Sport England. Their Whole Sport Plan for golf identifies how England will achieve its vision of becoming ‘The Leading Golf Nation in the World by 2020' from grass roots right through to elite level.

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