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Andrew Paisley (Stocksfield) and Simon Young (Seascale) will gain first international honours when they represent England in the annual 72-hole Greek Amateur Championship at Corfu Golf Club on 28 September – 1 October.

The third member of the England team will be Ben Welch (Weymouth), who has played for England Boys for the past two years. The team manager will be Tony Moss from Lancashire, and England selector.

Paisley, 20, is the new Northumberland county champion, while Young enjoyed a successful run in this year’s English Amateur Championship at Royal Lytham. The 22-year old reached the fourth round before bowing out to Surrey’s David Ryles, who went on to the semi-finals, a run which earned him his England debut in the Home Internationals.

Welch, 19, was a member of the victorious England team that won the European Boys Team Championships in Sweden last year, and the Boys Home international in Wales. He is also the current Welsh Youth champion.

English golfers have enjoyed reasonable success in the Greek Amateur including a victory by John Wells from Yorkshire two years ago at Glyfada. There is also a Nations Cup, which is decided over the first three rounds with the best two cards counting.

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