Hallamshire GC duo Brown and Fitzpatrick fly England Golf flag in Italy

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ONE Yorkshire club will provide half of the four-player team which will represent England in the Italian international Under-16 boys’ championship at Biella GCfrom September 1-3.

Barclay Brown and Alex Fitzpatrick, of Hallamshire GC, will team up with Jack Ainscough (Castle Eden) and Benjamin Jones, of Brampton Heath.

Ainscough, 16, has just had two top-10 finishes in the English Under-16 boys’ championship for the McGregor Trophy and in the Scottish Under-16s.

Brown, 14, was fourth in the McGregor and recently became the youngest winner of the Sheffield open amateur, taking the record from recent winner of the Omega European Masters, Danny Willett.

Fitzpatrick, 16, was fifth at the McGregor after equalling the course record at Wallasey in his final round, with six-under-pay 66. He was runner-up in last year’s Italian Under-16 championship.

Jones, 16, tied sixth in the McGregor and shared 26th place in the Carris Trophy, the English Under-18 boys’ championship.

The Italian championship is played over 72 holes, with a cut to the leading 40 players and ties after 36 holes.