GOLF: Smith gets England call

Jordan Smith

Jordan Smith

First published in Sport

WILTSHIRE Walker Cup ace Jordan Smith has been called up to play in England's 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,

Smith proved his early-season form by winning the Selborne and Hampshire Salvers last month.

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.

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 learned 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, Smith's sports agents, 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.”

Smith is part of a nine-man England squad to play against France at Fontainebleau Golf Club in Fontainebleau, France, this weekend.

The last time this match was held on French soil England lost 13-11 at Chantilly in 2010.

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