Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Best of British Take on USA College Golfers

Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Best of British Take on USA College Golfers

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Byline: By Alan Hedley

England will test five of its Elite Squad against some of the top American collegiate golfers in their own backyard next week.

Penrith's English Champion Gary Lockerbie will join Jamie Moul, Sam Osborne, Matthew Richardson and British Amateur Champion Gary Wolstenholme in the Hall of Fame Invitational at Redstone Country Club in Houston, Texas, on March 19-21.

The 54-hole strokeplay event features 18 five-man teams, mostly from US colleges, but Sweden has also taken up an invitation to send a squad. Among the American colleges will be Texas, Arkansas, Oklahoma State and Arizona State.

EGU Performance Director Nigel Furniss said: "This will be a great opportunity for us to look at the collegiate system first hand and gauge how strong the level of competition is. It will also present us with access to the American collegiate coaches to learn more about their training programmes.

"This is another example of the World Class Performance Programme funded through the Sport England Fund, presenting English golfers with the chance to compete on the World stage. …

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