Leigh Makes Good Start in Italy

Tuesday 4th September 2018

Italian U16 championship Biella Golf Club

Cornwall's teenage George Leigh (Trevose) is one of four players selected to represent England in this week’s Italian U16 championship at Biella Golf Club. 

Leigh is joined by Boys Amateur Champion Conor Gough (Stoke Park, BB&O) Max Hopkins (Bishops Stortford, Hertfordshire), and Ben Schmidt (Rotherham, Yorkshire), who Leigh faced during last week's Boys County Finals. 
 
Gough has also won the England U16 McGregor Trophy and the Fairhaven Trophy this season. He was in the winning England team at the Boys’ Home Internationals and the successful GB&I team at the Jacques Leglise Trophy against continental Europe. 
 
Hopkins, 15, reached the quarter finals of the Boys’ Amateur and joined Gough in the Home Internationals and Jacques Leglise teams. 
 
As stated Leigh, 16, has just represented Cornwall in Boys’ County Finals and won the individual prize at qualifying for the championship. He was sixth in the McGregor Trophy. 
 
Schmidt, 16, won the Lee Westwood Trophy, was runner-up in the McGregor Trophy and seventh in the U18 Carris Trophy. He has just helped Yorkshire win Boys’ County Finals where he was undefeated in his six games. 
 
The 72-hole championship starts today and continues until Thursday.  The English quartet are among 144 players from 20 countries.
 
Scores can be accessed here
 
**** George has opened up with a 1 over par 74 and at the time of writing lies 4th ****