NW girls promoted to England squad

LANCASHIRE hot-shot Louisa Brunt, Cornwall’s Georgia Price and Yorkshire’s Olivia Winning are new members of the England Golf women’s squad for 2016/17. 

They will join Cheshire’s Gemma Clews and British stroke play champion, Sophie Lamb of Lancashire, for the winter training programme.  

The England girls’ squad has five new members, including Surrey’s Annabell Fuller who will join her sister, Sammy, in the squad. The other new squad members are Lily May Humphreys of Essex, Sophie Johnson of Shropshire & Herefordshire, Mimi Rhodes of Somerset and Hannah Screen of Hertfordshire. 

They will train alongside Martha Lewis of Surrey, Emily Price of Worcestershire, Bel Wardle of Cheshire and Amelia Williamson of Norfolk.

The women’s squad players: 

Louisa Brunt, 17, (Royal Birkdale) is an England girl international who won the Pleasington Putter, was third in the Sir Henry Cooper Junior Masters and ninth in the English women’s stroke play.

Gemma Clews, 22, (Delamere Forest) represented England in the world team championships and has had a string of high finishes, in events including English women’s amateur and in the English and Welsh stroke play championships.

Sophie Lamb, 18, (Clitheroe) is the British women’s stroke play champion and was fourth in the English amateur and sixth in the English stroke play. She also helped England win the Women’s Home Internationals, alongside Clews and Winning.

Georgia Price (Bude and North Cornwall) was runner up in the English stroke play and third in the British stroke play. She tied for the Royal Birkdale scratch trophy (image © Leaderboard Photography)

Olivia Winning, 21, (Rotherham) won the Helen Holm Scottish stroke play this year for the second time. She was in England’s winning team at the European championships and the Home Internationals.

England Girls’ Squad 

Annabell Fuller, 14, (Roehampton) won the Sir Henry Cooper Junior Masters and was runner-up in three Scottish girls’ championships, at U14, U16 and U18 level.

Samantha Fuller, 17, (Roehampton) was third in the English girls’ championship and 11th in the English women’s stroke play. She tied for the Irish girls’ stroke play last year.

Lily May Humphreys, 14, (Channels) has won the Fairhaven Trophies, the English U16 girls’ open championship and the North of England U16 championship in 2016. She was also third in the European Young Masters.

Sophie Johnson, 15, (Telford) was third in the Scottish U18 championship, fourth in the North of England U16s and eight in the Scottish U16s.

Martha Lewis, 16, (St George’s Hill), helped England U16 girls beat Switzerland. She was also 11th in the English U16 girls’ championship, 15th in the Scottish U18 girls’ championship and 22nd in the English women’s amateur.

Emily Price, 17, (Cleobury Mortimer) is the English women’s stroke play champion, the Scottish U18 champion and the winner of the Leveret and the Whittington Trophy. She was runner-up in the English girls.

Mimi Rhodes, 14 (Burnham & Berrow) has had impressive results in women’s competitions including top 30 finishes in the English amateur and the Spanish stroke play. She was runner-up in the West of England amateur.

Hannah Screen, 16, (Berkhamsted) won the Scottish U16 championship, was third in the North of England U16 girls and fifth in the English U16 girls’ championship.

Bel Wardle, 16, (Prestbury) was runner-up in the British girls’ championship and tied first in the Royal Birkdale Scratch Trophy. Her other high finishes include 5th in the English girls’ championship and eighth in the St Rule Trophy.

Amelia Williamson, 16, (Royal Cromer) is the English schools champion and runner-up in the Fairhaven Trophies, the English U16 championship and the North of England U16 girls.

 

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