Friday, May 07, 2010

Shadbolt replaces Haines in England team to play France

Matt Haines has withdrawn from the England team to play France at Chantilly on May 16-17 and has been replaced by first reserve Tom Shadbolt.
Haines declared himself unavailable as he is turning professional and will be in Italy that week to play in a Challenge Tour event. The move allows Shadbolt, the current Italian amateur champion, to earn his first England cap alongside fellow Hertfordshire player Tom Lewis and Billy Hemstock from Devon.
Shadbolt, 22, is a former Hertfordshire champion and county boy champion who won the Italian title at Garda Golf and Country Club in Lombardy last September when he beat British Amateur champion Matteo Manassero by one hole in the 36-hole final.
In the past three years, Shadbolt has finished runner-up in the Lagonda Trophy, fourth in the Lee Westwood Trophy and sixth in the Selborne Salver, reached the last 16 of the English Amateur and the last 32 of the Spanish Amateur. He has also represented the EGU in the Costa Ballena Quadrangular tournament in Spain for the past two years.
Haines, a full England international since 2008, is turning professional after a highly successful amateur career in which he won the McEvoy, Carris, Berkhamsted and Lytham Trophies, shared the Duncan Putter and finished runner-up in the Welsh Open Stroke Play and the St Andrews Links Trophy.
This year, he was a member of England’s winning team in the European Nations Cup in Spain which followed his victory in the Spanish Amateur.



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