Shooting star Hollie targets Nations Cup repeat

INTERNATIONAL  Hollie Muse will be targeting a team action replay when she represents England Golf in the Nations Cup which is part of the Fairhaven Trophies starting tomorrow and finishes on Sunday.

HOLLIE MUSE

HOLLIE MUSE

The 15-year-old from West Lancs was in last year’s winning team, pipping another England trio on countback, while yet another England team finished in third place. This time Muse defends the team title with new partners, George Gardner of Sussex and Toby Briggs of Norfolk. England Golf is entering four teams in the event, played over the first two rounds of the 72-hole junior championship..

Hillside’s Oliver Clarke is in team three with Eloise Hartley, Hollie’s clubmate.

The other teams are:
Team Two: Rhys Nevin-Wharton of Cheshire; Max Martin of Warwickshire and Emma Allen of Hampshire.
Team Three: Oliver Clarke of Lancashire; Billy Spooner of Lincolnshire; Eloise Healey of Lancashire.
Team Four: Charlie Strickland of Sussex; Jake Benson of Nottinghamshire; Lizzie Prior of Surrey.

The players:
Team One
Hollie Muse, 15, (West Lancashire) helped England win the 2014 women’s and girls’ Home Internationals. She has just won the Scottish U16 girls’ open stroke play and The Leveret.
George Gardner, 18, (Castle Royle) won the individual title at last year’s Canadian International Junior Challenge and also led England to team victory.
Toby Briggs, 15, (Dunston Hall) helped England to a clean sweep in last year’s U16 internationals against the other home countries.

Team Two
Rhys Nevin-Wharton, 17, (Sandiway) was the runner-up in last year’s Daily Telegraph Junior championship.
Max Martin, 17, (Ladbrook Park) represented Warwickshire at last year’s men’s County Finals and was third boy at the 2014 Fairhaven Trophies.
Emma Allen, 18, (Meon Valley) helped England win the 2014 Girls’ Home Internationals and Hampshire to become women’s County Final champions.

Team Three
Oliver Clarke, 16, (Hillside) was in England’s winning team at the Canadian International Junior Challenge and was third in the English U16 boys’ championship for the MacGregor Trophy.
Billy Spooner, 17, (Woodhall Spa) first represented England in 2012 and contributed to last year’s successful U16 campaign against the other home nations.
Eloise Healey, 17, (West Lancashire) was fourth in the recent Delamere Comboy Scratch and shared 10th place at last weekend’s Helen Holm Scottish stroke play

Team Four
Charlie Strickland, 15 (Ham Manor) was fifth in this season’s Peter McEvoy Trophy and sixth in the 2014 Sir Henry Cooper Junior Masters.
Jake Benson, 15, (Beeston Fields), contributed to England’s clean sweep in last year’s U16 internationals against the other home countries.
Lizzie Prior, 17, (Burhill) was in England’s winning team at last year’s Girls’ Home Internationals, after finishing third in the English girls’ championship.

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