Perse golfer thrilled at selection for England Schools team
18 Jul 2018
Golfer Oliver Brunt (Year 9) has expressed his honour at being selected to represent England Schools in their annual international with Wales next month.
At just 13, he will be the youngest member of a strong team travelling to Llanwern Golf Club, Newport, on 27 August following a positive performance in last month’s English Schools U19 Championships at The Shire Golf Club in London.
Oliver said: “I’d played well in the selection competition, so I’m very happy. I’m really looking forward to it. It should be a good experience in Wales and hopefully I can play well and make a bit of an impression.”
The Perse pupil’s selection comes amid a season which has already seen him play for the England Independent Schools team in a victory against Scotland as well as top the Independent Schools Golf Association junior rankings, following success in the ISGA Radley Putter and Junior League competitions, and clinch the Cambridgeshire Schools U18 title.
He said: “I’ve been mostly happy with the way the season has gone, although we’re only halfway through and I’ve still got a lot of big competitions coming up. I’ve won a few decent ISGA and ESGA tournaments and I’ve been playing well in other big competitions, such as the Scottish Boys’ U16 Open.”
Ambitious Oliver, who began playing golf seven years ago and is a member of both Gog Magog and Bishop’s Stortford Golf Clubs, also aims to break into the England Golf U16 Thames Valley regional training squad. However, his next major challenge is the English Schools U16 Championships at Thetford on Monday as his busy summer on the fairways continues.
He said: ”I’ve got a couple of practice rounds there so I can see what the course looks like, which is good. I’m hopeful I can get two good rounds in and be close to the lead.”