SOUTH Lakes golfing ace Adam Chapman will pull on his England jersey as part of the team battling for the European Team Championships.

The highly-rated amateur – who reached the last 32 in the British Amateur Championship last week – is part of a six-man team heading to France.

England will take on 15 other teams from across the continent in Chantilly – base for the national football team during Euro 2016 – including the hosts, defending champions Scotland, Spain and Germany.

Over five days of competition, between July 5 and 9, players will take part in two strokeplay rounds and three matchplay rounds to decide on the winners.

Former Windermere Golf Club member Chapman – who is now part of the Carus Green set-up – is joined in the England squad by new Amateur champion Scott Gregory.

England, who also include Jamie Bower, of Yorkshire, Bradley Moore, of Derbyshire, Marco Penge, of Sussex, and Alfie Plant, of Kent, are seeking their 12th win in the championship, having last triumphed in 2013.

For 21-year-old Chapman, who has previously been ranked among the top 100 amateur golfers in the world, he is looking to build on his display at the Amateur Championship at Royal Porthcawl and two recent strong displays in Scotland.

He finished tied for ninth in the St Andrews Links Trophy at the home of golf, shooting consistent rounds of 70, 69, 71 and 71 on some of the most famous courses in the game.

Before that, he has tied for sixth at the Scottish Amateur Championship at Gullance, with two rounds of 72 and two of 66 displaying his scoring potential.

A former England and England A squad member, he has also had top 20s in the Welsh and Irish Opens and tied for third in the Hampshire Salver.