Posted: 12/05/14

Walker Cup player Jordan Smith gets England Golf call up

Jordan Smith has been called up by England Golf to play in the biennial international against France this week.

The 21-year-old amateur, who was selected to represent Great Britain & Ireland in the Walker Cup last year, plays at Bowood Golf and Country Club in Wiltshire, where he enrolled as a youngster in their scholarship programme.

Smith has had a successful couple of seasons, which has seen him recently win the Hampshire Salver in April. Last year he made his debut in the Walker Cup and won the Brabazon Trophy by four shots. Smith earned his first international cap in 2012 when he represented England at the home internationals in Glasgow.

Commenting on his call up, Smith said, “I’m very happy to be selected to face France. I’ve been playing well of late and feel I’m improving all the time. I’ve already learnt a huge amount from last year, which was a successful year for me with the Walker Cup, but I needed to tighten up a few areas of my game, which are nearly there. If I keep playing the way I am, I will achieve my goals for this year.”

Head of Golf at MB Partners, Duncan Maxim, said, “Jordan continues to impress across the amateur circuit with solid performances at almost every event he plays. This is another thing to add to his impressive CV, but I know he has a few more goals he wants to tick off before turning pro at some point in the future. It’s clear he has a huge future ahead of him.”

The England squad will play against France at Fontainebleau Golf Club in Fontainebleau, France, May 17 - 18.

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