England win Nations Cup at Spanish championship

Charley Hull

The England team of Holly Clyburn, Charley Hull and Meghan MacLaren won the Nations Cup at the Spanish women’s amateur championship at El Valle.

Their team score was six-under par for the two strokeplay qualifying rounds and they pipped France A by one stroke. Germany A was a further two shots back in third place.

The Nations Cup was decided on the best two scores returned by each team of three on each qualifying day. The counting scores came from Charley Hull (Woburn), who was five under par for the two rounds (68, 69), and Holly Clyburn (Woodhall Spa) who was one under (71, 70).

Both players went on to the matchplay stages of the championship, alongside English U15 champion Gabriella Cowley (West Essex) and Emilee Taylor (Holme Hall).

The Lincolnshire pair of Holly and Emilee were both beaten in the first round, while Charley, the number two seed, and Gabriella bowed out in the second knockout round. The championship was won by Karolin Lampert of Germany.

Nations Cup leading scores:
278 (-6) England – Holly Clyburn (Woodhall Spa), Charley Hull (Woburn), Meghan MacLaren (Wellingborough)
279 France A
281 Germany A
283 Spain, Sweden C
284 Wales

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