England went to the wire and won 5-3 when they were tested by France in a warm-up international for the U21 women’s championship, which starts tomorrow at St Cloud.
The England squad proved they had the finishing touch when four of the eight games went down the 18th.
Sammy Fuller (Roehampton) holed a 20ft putt on the home green to win 1 up. Lily May Humphreys (Stoke-by-Nayland) followed her in with a 1-up win over one of her two opponents.
They added their points to the earlier success of British stroke play champion Sophie Lamb (Clitheroe) who was four-under when she eased through her game 4/3. She had made her intentions clear when she had three birdies in a row in the first six holes.
That left Emily Price (Cleobury Mortimer) on the course, playing two opponents and teeing off all square against both on the 18th tee. The English stroke play champion holed a sliding downhill six-footer to make par and defeat both her opponents – and give England the victory.
Rebecca Hembrough, the England Golf Women’s Performance Manager praised her squad: “The standard of golf was very good and now we’re preparing for the first round tomorrow.”
Caption – The England squad, from left: Emily Price (Cleobury Mortimer), Bel Wardle (Prestbury), Lily May Humphreys (Stoke-by-Nayland), Annabell Fuller (Roehampton), Sophie Lamb (Clitheroe), Sammy Fuller (Roehampton).