Louth Kenwick Park golfer Ashton Turner to represent England in European Boys Team Championships in Scotland

Ashton turner
Ashton turner

Louth golfer Ashton Turner will represent England as part of a six-strong squad to travel to the European Boys Team Championships at Murcar Links in Scotland which start on July 9.

Turner has been selected alongside Adam Chapman (Windermere, Cumbria), Harry Ellis (Meon Valley, Hampshire, IoW & CI), Marco Penge (Worthing, Sussex), Bradley Moore (Kedleston Park, Derbyshire) and Jack Singh Brar (Brokenhurst Manor, Hampshire, IoW & CI).

Turner, 17, plays at Kenwick Park in Louth and won the Boys County Champions event last year.

So far in 2013 he has won the Bernard Darwin Salver, finished second in the McEvoy Trophy and the Australian Youth Olympic Festival in Sydney and was a semi-finalist in the Michel Carlhian Trophy in France.

England have not won the Boys European title since 2004 in Finland.

An under 16 cap for the past two years, he stepped up to boys’ level for last season’s European Boys Team Championships in Sweden, while he won five of six games in the 2012 Boys Home Internationals.

A runners-up spot was achieved in 2007 in Denmark while last year in Sweden, England finished fourth.