Marsh in England team

Halifax/Huddersfield v Bradford Alliance Golf at Outlane GC'Pictured is Nick Marsh
Halifax/Huddersfield v Bradford Alliance Golf at Outlane GC'Pictured is Nick Marsh

Nick Marsh was this afternoon named in one of three teams to represent England Golf in the Nations Cup event at the Spanish amateur championship at Sherry Golf Jerez in Cadiz later this month.

Halifax-born Marsh while join Ashley Chesters of Shropshire & Herefordshire and Ben Stow of Dorset in one team.

Adam Chapman of Cumbria, Jimmy Mullen of Devon and Luke Johnson of Norfolk combine in another and the third side is composed of Paul Kinnear of Lancashire, Joe Dean of Yorkshire and Michael Saunders of Kent.

All nine players are members of the England Golf men’s squad and all are internationals.

The Spanish amateur championship takes place from Wednesday, February 25 to Sunday, March 1 and after two rounds of stroke play qualifying the leading 32 players will go forward to the match play.

The Nations Cup will be played on the qualifying days when each team’s best two scores will count in both rounds.

Marsh, 20, is a former member of the Lightcliffe and Elland clubs who now plays out of Huddersfield GC.

He won the 2014 English amateur championship and this week headed off to Spain, having recently returned from a month in Australia representing England Golf.

The plus-five handicapper, twice a winner at Halifax Courier Awards evenings, was the top qualifier for the matchplay stages of the Australian amateur championship recently.