Following a few weeks of successful golf, Upper Sixth Form
leaver Joshua Taylor has been selected to represent England Schools in the
annual match against Wales on August 28th and 29th.

For the fourth year in a row, Josh has gained selection to
represent Bedfordshire Schools in the South East Schools tournament, held at
Eaton Golf Club on the 3rd June. He carded a 75 in the first round, followed by
an impressive 70 in round two around the tight Norfolk course. As a previous
winner of the tournament in 2014, the pressure was on Josh to perform. Despite
a poor first round – from Josh’s perspective – his fight back in round two
placed him in a well-deserved fourth place, and earned him selection for the
English Schools Golf Association National Finals at Belton Park on June 27th,
representing the South East region.

Josh’s performance at Belton Park, where he carded 75 in the
first round and 74 in round two, coupled with his performances in other events
during July put him on the radar for selectors. He was subsequently picked to
represent England Schools in the team of eight boys and four girls in the match
to be held at Clyne Golf Club in Swansea in late August.

Josh commented that he is “delighted and honoured to be
selected to represent England Schools” and is “looking forward to
giving his all and bringing home a point for England, hopefully being part of a
winning team”.

A busy few weeks of golf is coming up for Josh who is
currently in Scotland playing the prestigious Boys Amateur Championship held at
Muirfield before he travels with a seven-man County squad to the England Golf
County Finals held at Cumberwell Park between August 23rd to 25th. Josh will
then start his preparations for the international match with some range work
and time with his coach before travelling to Swansea for his practice rounds.

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