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Nick Poppleton Added to Great Britain and Ireland Squad for St Andrews Trophy

Nick Poppleton has been invited to join the Great Britain and Ireland squad for the St Andrews Trophy match against the Continent of Europe at Linna Golf in Finland this July.

The 24-year-old has been added to the squad following his win in the Brabazon Trophy at Frilford Heath last week.

Craig Watson, Great Britain and Ireland captain, said, “Nick played exceptional golf to win the Brabazon Trophy last week and his selection for the Great Britain and Ireland squad is a reflection of his overall form.

“Nick’s inclusion shows there is still time for players to play their way into contention for the match and we are following the key amateur events closely. We are very much looking forward to what will be a challenging match against the Continent of Europe in Finland next month.”

Watson gathered his squad ahead of the St Andrews Links Trophy this week before the final nine-strong team is announced after the European Men’s Team Championship in July.

The 2018 GB&I St Andrews Trophy squad is:

Todd Clements, Braintree, England. Age 21

Sam Locke, Stonehaven, Scotland.  Age 19

Robin Dawson, Tramore, Ireland. Age 22

Ryan Lumsden, Royal Wimbledon, Scotland.  Age 21

Alex Fitzpatrick, Hallamshire, England. Age 19

Billy McKenzie, Rowlands Castle, England.  Age 23

Calum Fyfe, Cawder, Scotland.  Age 20

Gian-Marco Petrozzi, Trentham, England.  Age 21

Alex Gleeson, Castle, Ireland.  Age 24

Nick Poppleton, Wath, England. Age 24

David Hague, Malton & Norton, England.  Age 21

Caolan Rafferty, Dundalk, Ireland.  Age 25

Harry Hall, West Cornwall, England.  Age 20

Sandy Scott, Nairn, Scotland.  Age 19

Benjamin Jones, Northamptonshire County, England.  Age 19

Jamie Stewart, Old Course Ranfurly, Scotland.  Age 18

Matthew Jordan, Royal Liverpool, England.  Age 22

Euan Walker, Kilmarnock (Barassie), Scotland.  Age 22

Rowan Lester, Hermitage, Ireland.  Age 22

Robin Williams, Peterborough Milton, England.  Age 16


Andrew Wilson, Darlington, England.  Age 24


For more information about the St Andrews Trophy, including the history of the match and a record of past results, go to


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