Josh Hill’s England Boys claim silver medal at European Team Championships

Despite a superb bogey-free six under par for Dubai-born star Josh Hill, England Boys came up just short against Germany in the final of the European Team Championships. 

After finishing the two morning foursomes matches with a point apiece, the tie was nicely poised ahead of the afternoon singles as England looked to claim the title for the first time.

Harley Smith lost out in the opening match to Kolle and Tim Wiedemayer – winner of the German Boys’ title at the same St Leon Rot venue just last month – underlined his potential with a fine 7&5 win over Frank Kennedy.

Tyler Weaver dug deep to earn a point for England by winning his match on the 17th, but the crucial point for Germany came with Carl Siemens 3&2 win against Josh Berry.

Hill’s game was all square going up the last when it became clear that Germany had reached the four point milestone in the match. An honourable half was declared between Hill and Peer Wernicke on the 18th fairway, with Hill bogey-free and six under par for his round.

Despite the loss, England Boys secured a place in next year’s World Championships in Japan with their silver medal performance.

 

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