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Golfer Craig Adams receives first call-up to England squad

By Somerset Guardian  |  Posted: June 22, 2012

Farrington Golf Club's Craig Adams

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Farrington Golf Club's Craig Adams has been selected for his first England appearance.

Adams, who has represented Somerset with considerable success over the last seven years, will be part of a six-man team at two events in France next month.

The plus-three handicapper from Peasedown will play in the Chiberta Grand Prix from July 5-8 and in the Biarritz Cup from July 11-15.

"I'm delighted to be selected for England," he said.

"This is something I never really thought would happen but I had a good finish in the Brabazon Trophy last year and my third place in the South West Amateur Championship may have clinched it."

Adams hopes to reach the England Elite squad, which is made up of the top ten men's amateur golfers in the country.

Meanwhile, Farrington players experienced difficult conditions at the County Golfer medal competition.

Dave Jones won the event with a round of 81 (nett 70) to qualify for the regional final at Honiton on August 6. Dave Harvey was second with 78 (70) and Steve Kingman finished third on 80 (75).

The recent Saturday Stablefords have been keenly contested, with wet and windy conditions providing a tough test.

Results: Div 1: Dave Millington 40, Dave Wellington 38, Paul Broadway 38. Div 2: Steve Ball 43, Trevor Dale 42, Jamie Rawlings 38.

Div 1: Scott Gulliford 40, Josh Hilleard 38, Neil Ogborne 38. Div 2: Bob Baker 37, Pete Willcox 37, Clayton Merrett 35.

The popular Texas Scramble seniors' competition produced plenty of birdies, while the nearest-the-pin prizes went to Tony Quinn, Phil Bryant, Roger Cockhill and Colin Robinson.

Results: 1 Pierce O'Shea, John Eke and Mike Daniel 60.88pts, 2 Dave Metcalfe, Colin Robinson and Ray Cornish 61, 3 Barrie Hall, Ray Guthrie and Bev Woodland 62.3.

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