Evans ready to take on the French

Ryan Evans
Ryan Evans

Wellingborough golfer Ryan Evans will be part of an exeperienced England team for the biennial international against France.

The match, which consists of four foursomes and eight singles of each of the two days, will take place at Fontainebleau over the weekend of May 17 and 18.

Evans will line up alongside Harry Casey (Enfield, Middlesex), Ashley Chesters (Hawkstone Park, Shropshire & Herefordshire), Paul Howard (Southport & Ainsdale, Lancashire), Nick Marsh (Huddersfield, Yorkshire), Jimmy Mullen (Royal North Devon), Michael Saunders (Dartford, Kent), Jordan Smith (Bowood G&CC, Wiltshire) and Toby Tree (Golf at Goodwood, Sussex).

All members of the squad have titles under their belts at home and aborad and will be looking to reverse the result from the last time the match was held on French soil when England lost 13-11 at Chantilly in 2010.

Evans was a member of England’s winning team in the Home Internationals at Ganton last year on his debut.

Over the winter he won two titles in Australia – the Lake Macquarie International and the Avondale Medal – and was the leading qualifier in the Australian Amateur.

Last year he won the Berkshire Trophy and the Biarritz Cup in France while he was part of the victorious team in the Sir Michael Bonallack Trophy in India.

The England v France contests date back to 1934. There have been 32 matches of which England have won 27 and France five. However, four of the French victories have come in the last nine encounters.