England will target a title double when the senior ladies’ Home Internationals get underway next week at Huddersfield Golf Club, Yorkshire, from 30 September to 2 October.
England are already European champions, having won the title earlier this month. All six members of the winning team are in this side and are joined by Katharine Russell of Sussex.
A victory at Huddersfield would also give England a clean sweep of Home Internationals titles, having already won the ladies’ and girls’ 2014 championships. At last year’s senior Home Internationals England tied with Ireland but lost out on countback.
The full team is: Julie Brown (Trentham, Staffordshire), Lulu Housman (Highgate, Middlesex), Amanda Mayne (Saltford, Somerset), Chris Quinn (Hockley, Hampshire), Debbie Richards (Burhill, Surrey), Cath Rawthore (Sale, Cheshire) and Katherine Russell (Royal Ashdown Forest, Sussex). The captain is Pat West of Spalding, Lincolnshire
Julie Brown won the English senior women’s title at her first attempt this year. She was previously an England international and then a winner on the Ladies European Tour during a seven-year professional playing career. She returned to amateur ranks in 2006 and has since captained several England girls’ teams.
Lulu Housman tied third in the British senior championship, reached the quarter finals of the English senior amateur championship and tied sixth in the senior stroke play. Alongside Julie Brown and Debbie Richards she made her debut for the England senior women’s team at the European championship.
Amanda Mayne was the runner-up in the English senior stroke play and made her senior international debut in 2012. She recently won the women’s scratch event at the England Golf senior South regional tournament at West Sussex, where she was seven under par, and went on tie eighth in the British seniors.
Chris Quinn has won six English senior titles and one British senior championship. This year she was runner-up in the English senior amateur championship and has just helped Hampshire to win Women’s County Finals for the first time since 1995.
Cath Rawthore is the new British senior champion and the English senior stroke winner – and is playing only her second season of senior golf. She made her senior international debut last year.
Debbie Richards tied sixth in the English senior stroke play and was a semi-finalist in the senior amateur. She has twice won the second flight at the senior amateur championship.
Katharine Russell won the 2012 British senior championship, which she added to three Sussex titles: the ladies’, the seniors and the foursomes championship. She was a semi-finalist at this year’s English senior amateur and made her senior international debut at last year’s Senior Home Internationals.
Caption: The winning European team are pictured top (from left), Amanda Mayne, Cath Rawthore, Julie Brown, Chris Quinn, Debbie Richards and Lulu Housman.