Wednesday 21 February 2018

McElroy banking on experience

Ballymena teenager Dermot McElroy aims to make experience count when he lines up for Great Britain and Ireland against the Continent of Europe in the Jacques Leglise Trophy match in Spain this morning.

McElroy played last year when the Continent proved too strong, but this time the Irish star believes things could be different over the Real Sociedad course in Neguri.

"We have a very strong side. Practice has gone well and we are fired up for the match," said McElroy, one of three Irish boys in the line-up.

Gary Hurley and Gavin Moynihan are also in the side and are paired together in the first session of foursomes this morning against Belgium's Thomas Detry and Kenny Subregis of France.

McElroy plays with captain David Boote, the Welsh Boys champion and senior international, and they take on Germany's Maximilian Rottluff and Austrian Robing Gojer.

Leading Great Britain and Ireland into action will be the English pair of Toby Tree and Callum Sinkwin.

The foursomes and singles will be contested on each of the next two days with a total of 24 points at stake.

Irish Independent

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