England cap for Garrick

A north Northumberland golfer played a key role as England were clear winners of the European Challenge Trophy.

The six–man team were 11 shots clear of the Netherlands in Iceland last month and this means they regain their place for the European Team Championships in Denmark next year.

Garrick Porteous, from Bamburgh Castle, made a significant contribution to this victory.

He finished tied third with scores of 68-72-70 (-3) and was a counter for the team in every round.

“It was a fantastic experience to play in Iceland and be part of a winning England team,” he said.

Prior to the Icelandic trip, Garrick had been to Portmarnock, Ireland as part of the Great Britain and Ireland squad for the St Andrews Trophy later this year.

It proved to be a successful three days familiarising himself with both the course and getting to know other squad members.