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Griffin and Ruth to compete in European Young Masters

Nic Griffin (Haywards Heath) and James Ruth (Tavistock) will represent the English Golf Union in the annual 54-hole European Young Masters tournament at Augsburg Golf Club in Germany on 26-28 July.

Both players were recently named in the England team for the Under-16 international with Italy which precedes the English Boys’ Under-16 Open Amateur Strokeplay Championship for the McGregor Trophy at Radcliffe on Trent Golf Club, Nottingham, on July 3.

Griffin, 16, like Ruth, has benefited from EGU coaching. He finished third in the Sussex Boys Championship at East Sussex National in 2000, 15th in the South East Boys Championships at Yeovil and Sherborne and 19th in last years McGregor Trophy.

Ruth gained his first major honour when he was selected for the England team in last year’s Under-16 international with Scotland at Brancepeth Castle. The 16-year-old also finished tied third in last year’s McGregor Trophy at Woodbury Park in Devon and is a member of the England Boys School of Excellence Squad.

The tournament, which has moved to Germany after being hosted by I Roveri club near Turin for several years, also includes a girls competition with a Nations Cup covering both, three of the four cards each day to count. The non-travelling reserve is Paul Waring (Bromborough).


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