Leigh Helps England to Emphatic Win
Monday 24th September 2018
U16 International England v Wales 22nd/23rd September 2018 Heysham GC. Lancs
George Leigh (Trevose, far right) was part of the England team which scored a comprehensive 16-4 win over Wales in the weekend’s U16 international at Heysham Golf Club, Lancashire.
England won all three sessions, scoring 7-1 in the opening singles, 2.5-1.5 in the foursomes and 6.5-1.5 in the final singles.
Three players - Ben Schmidt, Taylor Paul and Matthew Jackman - scored maximum points, winning all three of their games. Leigh won his singles match against Reuben Bather 2&1, and then paired with Ben Schmidt to register a 2 up foursomes win against Tom Peet and Tom Bowen. In the second day singles Leigh was beaten by the odd hole by Peet.
The full team was: Dominic Clemons, 16, (Hanbury Manor, Hertfordshire), Billy Groom, 16, (Worthing, Sussex), Matthew Jackman, 16, (Southport & Ainsdale,Lancashire), George Leigh, 16, (Trevose, Cornwall), Taylor Paul, 16, (Stoke Park, BB&O), Ben Pierleoni, 16, (Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire), Ben Schmidt, 16, (Rotherham, Yorkshire) and Joe Sullivan, 16, (Chartham Park, Sussex).