ENGLAND’S under-16 golf team has beaten Spain in a tournament held in the UK.

The mixed team of four girls and four boys triumphed in the annual contest near Harrogate with Ashleigh Greenham, from Essex, earning the biggest victory with a four and three win over Ana Pelaez.

Lancashire girls Sophie Lamb and Eloise Healey and Warwickshire’s Victoria Mallett also won their games, while Billy Spooner, from Lincolnshire, secured a close victory of two and one over Ivan Cantero.

“It was a very convincing win and there were some very good individual performances,” said Scott Godfrey, the England coach.

Meanwhile, the UK and Spain are well represented in the 2012 Junior Ryder Cup after the European team was announced ahead of the tournament to be held in the US from September 24-25.

England’s Toby Tree and Bronte Law will be joined by Ireland’s Gavin Moynihan, with Spaniards Covadonga Sanjuan and Harang Lee also selected.

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