Ten of the country’s most promising young golfers have been selected for the England Golf Boys’ Squad for 2017/18.
They are Barclay Brown of Yorkshire; Enrique Dimayuga of Surrey; Matthew Freeman of Nottinghamshire; Harry Goddard, Max Hopkins and Ben Pierleoni of Hertfordshire; Conor Gough and Tom Gregory of Buckinghamshire; Joe Pagdin of Florida, USA; and Robin Williams of Northamptonshire.
Brown and Goddard (image copyright Leaderboard Photography) were both members of last year’s squad.
Barclay Brown, 16, (Hallamshire) was in England’s winning teams at the European Young Masters and in the U16 international against Spain. He was eighth in the Peter McEvoy Trophy, 11th in the Fairhaven Trophies and 15th in the Scottish U16s.
Enrique Dimayuga, 16, (Walton Heath) was fifth in the English U16 McGregor Trophy and in the North of England U16 championship. He reached the match play stages of the English men’s amateur.
Matthew Freeman, 16, (Notts.) was fifth in the Sir Henry Cooper Junior Masters and runner up in the Midland qualifying for boys’ County Finals, alongside a series of other good results.
Harry Goddard, 17 (Hanbury Manor) helped England win the Boys’ Home Internationals this year and last. He reached the match play in the Boys’ Amateur and the English men’s amateur and had a top 20 finish in the Brabazon Trophy.
Conor Gough, 15, (Stoke Park) was in England’s winning team at the Boys’ Home Internationals and the European Young Masters. He was reserve for the GB&I boys’ team for the Jacques Leglise Trophy against continental Europe.
Tom Gregory, 14, (Stoke Park) has been a regular high finisher in this season’s tournaments with results including fifth place in the U16 McGregor Trophy and 13th in the U14 Reid Trophy.
Max Hopkins, 14, (Bishop’s Stortford) was runner-up in the English U16 McGregor Trophy, seventh in the Scottish boys’ open and reached the last 32 in the match play stages of the Boys’ Amateur Championship.
Joe Pagdin, 15, (Lake Nona) made his England debut in the winning team at Boys’ Home Internationals and reached the match play of the Boys’ Amateur Championship. He was born in Sheffield but moved to America at the age of three and has had notable national wins in in US junior championships together with recent high finishes in men’s amateur tournaments.
Ben Pierleoni, 15, (Berkhamsted) represented England in the U16 boys’ quadrangular matches and has had a number of impressive finishes including eighth place in the Scottish U16 championship.
Robin Williams, 15, (Peterborough Milton) was a semi-finalist in the Boys’ Amateur Championship, third in the English U16 McGregor Trophy and fifth in the U18 Carris Trophy. He represented GB&I against continental Europe in the Jacques Leglise Trophy and was in England’s winning team at the Boys’ Home Internationals.