Debutants Cryer and Burke to represent England U16 girls against Switzerland

Rachel Gourley watches her shot at the end of her swing

Two girls’ U16 players will make their England debuts in the upcoming international match against Switzerland at Heswall Golf Club

Lydia Cryer (Nelson GC, Lancashire) and Louise Burke (Broadstone GC, Dorset) will team up with Lottie Woad (Farnham GC, Surrey) and Rachel Gourley (Arcot Hall GC, Northumberland) to represent England in the annual international fixture on 19-20th August.

Cryer finished third at the Royal Birkdale Putter and had further top ten finishes at the Pleasington Putter and Royal Birkdale Ladies Scratch Trophy while Burke finished fifth in the Sir Henry Cooper Junior Masters.

Woad has also had a series of high finishes; second at the West of England Amateur, 6th in the European Young Masters, Comboy Scratch and Sir Henry Cooper Junior Masters, meanwhile, Gourley represented England U16 against Spain recently and also recorded a top ten finish at the Comboy Scratch.

The match precludes the North of England U16 Open Amateur Stroke Play Championship, also held at Heswall GC, from 21-23rd August and will provide all the players with excellent exposure to representing England on an international stage.

Last year England defeated Switzerland 4-2 in the U16 girls’ international at the Pannal Golf Club in Yorkshire.


England U16 Girls selection vs Switzerland (19-20 Aug)

Lottie Woad (Farnham GC, Surrey)
Rachel Gourley (Arcot Hall GC, Northumberland)
Lydia Cryer (Nelson GC, Lancashire)
Louise Burke (Broadstone GC, Dorset)

Caption: Rachel Gourley represents England for a second time after facing Spain in a previous encounter