Island Games 2015: Jersey select men's golf team

Jersey's Gavin O'Neill
Gavin O'Neill won gold in 2013 by one shot, having been six shots off the lead going into the final round

Reigning gold-medallist Gavin O'Neill leads Jersey's four-strong men's golf team for this summer's Island Games.

O'Neill, 37, competes in his second Island Games, two years ago.

He is joined by Sam Crenan, 23, who has played at the last four Island Games, and 30-year-old triple-Channel Island champion Matthew Parkman.

Jeremy Phillips completes the side and will make his Island Games debut after a fine season in 2014.

Phillips, 46, a scratch player, won the La Moye Trophy and the La Moye Club Championship last year and has twice represented Jersey in the annual inter-insular with Guernsey.

The team is captained by Robbie Messervy with Darren Attwood assistant captain.

"We knew that we would have some tough decisions to make as we would be leaving out players who would, not unreasonably, expect to be selected," Attwood said.

"In a way, it is a nice problem to have, but it didn't make the decisions any easier.

"Both Rob and I believe that we have selected four players that will give the island an excellent opportunity to win medals."

Jersey host the 2015 Island Games with the four-round competition being held at the La Moye and Royal Jersey golf clubs.

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