Garrick’s international honour

Bank of Tennessee Intercollegiate (10.16.11)'Garrick Porteous'photo by Wade Rackley/UTADPHOTO
Bank of Tennessee Intercollegiate (10.16.11)'Garrick Porteous'photo by Wade Rackley/UTADPHOTO
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MORPETH golfer Garrick Porteous has received the biggest accolade in his golf career to date after being selected to play for England in the men’s amateur World Team Championships.

He will take part in the most prestigious tournament in the men’s amateur golf calendar, it is only held every two years and is contested by 72 countries, for his excellent form during 2012.

The 22-year-old is the youngest in the England team, which also includes Neil Raymond and Craig Hinton.

All three players were members of the GB & Ireland team that took part in the St Andrew’s Trophy against The Continent of Europe, played over the famous Portmarnock links in Dublin, last month. Garrick won two singles matches and one of his two foursomes contests with playing partner Rhys Pugh.

This year, the former King Edward VI School pupil has achieved seven top ten finishes in major amateur events both in the UK and overseas.

He was a member of the victorious England team in the European Challenge Trophy in Iceland, where he finished tied third in the individual ranking. He also plays off a plus four handicap.

The World Amateur Team Championship will be played over two courses, the Antalya Club (Sultan Course) and the Cornelia Golf Club in Turkey, from today to Sunday with the best two scores from three counting on all four days.

Live scoring will be available at or