England’s women and girls target Home International success

first_img27 Jul 2017 England’s women and girls target Home International success The players They are Lianna Bailey of Leicestershire, Gemma Clews of Cheshire, India Clyburn of Lincolnshire, Sophie Lamb of Lancashire and Rochelle Morris of Yorkshire. England also won European gold in 2016 and the Home Internationals team is completed by two members of that side: Emma Allen of Hampshire and Olivia Winning of Yorkshire.  Emily Price, 17, (Cleobury Mortimer) is the English women’s open stroke play champion and was runner up in the 2016 English girls’ championship.  Emma Allen, 20, (Meon Valley) is a student at the University of Missouri. She was joint runner-up in last week’s English women’s amateur championship.  European champions England will aim to double up with a successful defence of the women’s Home Internationals next month.  Five members of the winning European team are in the line-up for the annual battle against the other three home nations, which will be played at Little Aston Golf Club, Staffordshire, from August 9-11.  Alice Hewson, who was in both European teams, is playing in the US women’s amateur and is therefore unavailable. Gemma Clews, 22, (Delamere Forest) is the Welsh women’s stroke play champion, was joint runner-up in the Irish stroke play and third in the St Rule Trophy. Bel Wardle, 17, (Prestbury) was runner-up in the 2016 British girls’ and eighth in the world girls’ championships. She was sixth in the 2017 St Rule Trophy. India Clyburn, 20, (Woodhall Spa) tied second in the English women’s amateur and is  a winner on the US college circuit where she had five top tens in her second year. Lily May Humphreys, 15, (Stoke by Nayland) is the new English women’s amateur champion, adding that success to a host of top girls’ titles.  Hannah Screen, 17, (Berkhamsted) won the Bridget Jackson Bowl, led qualifying in the English women’s match play and was runner-up in the Sir Henry Cooper Junior Masters.  Girls center_img Olivia Winning, 22, (Rotherham) was fourth in the English amateur and a semi-finalist in the English women’s match play.  The girls’ Home Internationals will be played simultaneously and the team will be aiming to regain the crown they lost last year after eight successive wins. In total, England has won the girls’ title 50 times since the championship began in 1954.  Rochelle Morris, 22, (Woodsome Hall) is a Curtis Cup player and has had a series of top-five results in stroke play events and a win in The Leveret. Sammy Fuller, 18, (Roehampton) has had high finishes in a string of women’s championships and also reached the quarter finals of the French U21s. The team is Sammy Fuller of Surrey, Lily May Humphreys of Essex, Hollie Muse of Lancashire, Emily Price of Worcestershire, Hannah Screen of Hertfordshire, Bel Wardle of Cheshire and Amelia Williamson of Norfolk.  All but Screen were in the England side which won the bronze medal in the European girls’ team championship. Hollie Muse, 17, (West Lancashire) won the girls’ title at the Fairhaven Trophies and was third in the Scottish women’s open and the Scottish girls’ championship. Amelia Williamson, 17, (Royal Cromer) has had high finishes in a series of women’s events and was runner-up in the girls’ Fairhaven Trophies. Lianna Bailey, 20, (Kirby Muxloe) has had a string of high finishes this season in the English women’s amateur, the Welsh and Irish stroke play and the St Rule Trophy.  Women  Sophie Lamb, 19, (Clitheroe) is the British women’s stroke play champion, was joint runner up in Irish women’s stroke play and fifth in the English amateur. (Image copyright Leaderboard Photography) Click here for more information on the Home Internationalslast_img