Golf shorts: Matty Lamb named in England team and George Washington's big date

TWO Northumberland golfers are the only North-East names included on one of four England teams due to contest the Nations Cup at the Fairhaven Trophies on May 2-4.

Each team comprises of two boys and a girl, including internationals, at Fairhaven Golf Club, Lancashire. Hexham's Matty Lamb and Alnmouth's Jack Storey will be in team two along with Clitheroe's Sophie Lamb.

Matty Lamb, 16, is an under-16 international who won the Scottish under-14 title in 2012 and finished runner-up in the English version.

He won the Sir Henry Cooper Junior Masters last year and finished fifth in the recent McEvoy Trophy.

Storey, 18, another under-16 cap, was England under-16 champion in 2012 and stepped up to boys internationals last year. He finished equal sixth in this year’s McEvoy Trophy.

GEORGE Washington Golf & Country Club are hosting and sponsoring the 2014 North-East Chamber of Commerce Golf Day next Wednesday.

The golf club’s support has enabled the event to be made available to non-NECC members for £120 plus VAT for a team of four, which includes sandwiches and refreshments on arrival plus a private dinner and prize giving (smart casual).

Registration on the day is from 9am for a 10am shotgun start and entries close on Monday. Contact Ashley Carney on 07812 134763 or ashley.carney@necc.co.uk JACK HERMESTON made a guest appearance for the North Region (Cumbria, Northumberland and Durham) in a 6-2 defeat to Yorkshire.

Hermeston, a promising and exciting teenager who won the McGregor Trophy in successive years on 2011/12, won his match over Kelan Lowe at Matfen Hall. He played at No 1 for the North in a match played in a great spirit and very pleasant conditions.

PHILIP Waugh guaranteed his spot in PGA North's seven Order of Merit tournaments this season when he won the second of two qualifying schools at Yorkshire club Normanton.

The Hexham assistant achieved it in style with a flawless seven-under-par 65 containing an eagle at the 15th hole to match up with five birdies.

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