Steady starts in the Europeans

England got off to steady starts in both the European Boys’ Championships in Turkey and the European Men’s Championships in Sweden. Helped by Chris Lloyd’s sparkling eight under 64 the England Team at Klassis five shots ahead of everybody else. Chris’s round comprised an eagle on hole 2 and the birdies on 3, 4, 11, 14, 15, 16 and 17. With that in mind I think he could take his only bogey on 7. In Sweden it was Chris Paisley who lead the way as the second Englishman on the course. Chris carded a four under 68 which together with Tom Lewis and Laurie Canter on 70 and Tommy Fleetwood and Eddie Pepperell on 73 gave England a one shot lead in front of Denmark. Home favourites Sweden had a tough day at the office and had to overnight in 14th place.

England Captain, Colin Edwards, of course was pleased with his men along with England Coach David Ridley. After 11 hours on the course Colin could meet England’s last player on the course, Eddie Pepperell, on the 17th tee to say-

“You’ve got nothing to lose Eddie. Two over in the club house is our worst score. If you can better that it would be great!”

Eddie took his medicine and with the help of a birdie four up the last he could sneak in just ahead of Billy Hemstock!

Continue to follow the action in Sweden and Turkey!

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