Ben Brown to represent England against France

Romanby-based Ben Brown will be part of the eight-man England team which takes on France in the biennial match at Moortown Golf Club on May 11-12.

The event includes four foursomes matches on both mornings before eight singles matches each afternoon. The England men have won 26 of the 31 matches between the sides and triumphed 13.5-10.5 last time out at Golf de Saint-Nom-la-Breteche.

Ben will be joined in the team by Eliot Baker (Tiverton, Devon), Ben Bolton (Enville, Staffordshire), Zach Chegwidden (Orsett, Essex), James Claridge (Enville, Staffordshire), Will Hopkins (Belton Park, Lincolnshire), Dylan Shaw-Radford (Huddersfield, Yorkshire) and Harley Smith (The Rayleigh, Essex).

England Golf performance director Nigel Edwards said: “We are looking forward to another competitive match against France. In our last fixture we had our backs against the wall and performed very well in the singles matches. France will be strong and, I’m sure, inspired by the recent performances of Mattieu Pavon on the PGA Tour, but this is a great opportunity for our players to test their matchplay skills and put in a strong showing ahead of team selection for this summer’s European Men’s Team Championship in Italy.”