England has named two strong teams to defend next week’s Women and Girls’ Home Internationals at Conwy Golf Club, Wales, from 3-5 August.
The girls’ team are targeting their ninth consecutive win, while the women have won their title four times in the last five years.
The women’s team includes four of the players who helped England become European champions earlier this month: Emma Allen, Meghan MacLaren, Lizzie Prior and Olivia Winning. They will be joined by the new English women’s champion Sammie Giles, Gemma Clews and Sophie Lamb. The reserve is India Clyburn (Woodhall Spa).
The girls’ team is made up of all six members of the team which contested the European girls’ championship, together with 14-year-old Annabell Fuller, who is making her debut at this level. The other players are Louisa Brunt, Sharna Dutrieux, Lily May Humphreys, Emily Price, Bel Wardle and Amelia Williamson. Humphreys and Williamson were both in the top 20 after the qualifying rounds of the European championship. The reserve is Martha Lewis (St George’s Hill).
Emma (Meon Valley) has had four top ten finishes in her freshman year at the University of Missouri. Last year she was in England’s winning team at the girls’ Home Internationals, winning all six of her games.
It’s a great pleasure to report on Emma’s continued success and we wish her all the best at the Women and Girls’ Home Internationals next week.