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A total of seven teenagers have won their way through the international final for the English Golf Union gold medal to be played at Woodhall Spa on 19-20 August.

Two years ago in the Gold Medal, Gary Boyd, from Northamptonshire then aged 11, caused a sensation by emerging as champion off a handicap of 13. This time there is also an 11-year old in the shape of Oliver Fisher, from the West Essex club, who has a handicap of 12.

Jim Norrington is 14 from the Purley Downs club in Surrey with a handicap of 13, and another 14 year old is Tom Scoffin of Canwick Park Lincolnshire, while 22-handicapper Chris Ellis is 15 from Woodpring in Bristol. Two 16 year olds, Gareth Morgan (Pontefract and District) and Andrew Lamb (Alnwick) play off 12 and 23 respectively, while the oldest of the six is Wayne Taylor, from North Warwickshire whose handicap of 17 matches his age.

The Gold Medal is open to all male golfers of clubs affiliated to the EGU. Qualifying rounds are played at club level with the leading players in each county going forward to the final. The number of places per country depends on the number of affiliated clubs the scale being one place per 20 clubs.

This year 78 players will compete over the Bracken Course at Woodhall Spa on Saturday 19 August with the final round of this 36-hole Stableford competition on Sunday 20th.

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