Southern stars sets for South Africa tour
11 January 2019
Four internationals from the southern counties have been selected to represent England on a month-long playing tour of South Africa, which starts next month.
David Langley (Berkshire), Joe Long (Gloucestershire), Billy McKenzie (Hampshire) and Tom Plumb (Somerset) have been chosen to play in a series of tournaments to test themselves against some of the top amateurs in the world.
The quartet will play in the African Amateur (Feb 11-14, Leopard Creek CC); the South African Amateur (Feb 17-22, King David Mowbray GC); the South African Stroke Play (Feb 26-March 1, De Zalze GC; and the Cape Province Open (March 4-6, Kingswood Golf Estate and George GC).
Langley (pictured), who is based at Castle Royle GC, made headlines last year when he won the qualifier for the Proudfoot Trophy at the South African Amateur. He went on to notch up a series of impressive results and to play in England’s winning team at the Men’s Home Internationals. Long (Lansdown), the runner up in the English Amateur, and Plumb (Yeovil) were fellow team members.
McKenzie (Rowlands Castle), is the Spanish Amateur champion and helped England win last year’s international against France. He and teammate Plumb are also on international duty this week, representing England in the South American Amateur in Chile.