Five England players in Curtis Cup squad visit

Gemma Clews

Five England players have been invited to take part in a Curtis Cup squad visit to Dun Laoghaire GC, near Dublin, which will host next June’s match between Great Britain & Ireland and the USA.

They are: Gemma Clews of Cheshire (Image © Leaderboard Photography), Alice Hewson of Hertfordshire, Meghan MacLaren of Northamptonshire, Inci Mehmet of Surrey and Rochelle Morris of Yorkshire. Bronte Law of Cheshire and Australia-based Charlotte Thomas – both former Curtis Cup players – are unavailable.

The five will join Leona Maguire and Olivia Mehaffey of Ireland and Chloe Williams of Wales for the two-day visit on 18 and 19 December. The players will get the chance to look round the course and facilities under the watchful eye of their captain, Elaine Farquharson-Black, and team manager, Helen Hewlett.

Elaine, who has been a member of a winning Curtis Cup team, said: "I am really looking forward to getting these players together and to start preparing for the Curtis Cup. I have been over to Dun Laoghaire Golf Club already and it is a fantastic course with great facilities."

The GB&I team of eight for the biennial match will be announced on Thursday 28th April 2016 at 2pm. 

Six players will gain automatic selection – the top four GB&I players in the world golf rankings and the top two in the Ladies' Golf Union Order of Merit. Two other players will be selected to complete the line-up.

The players who will visit the Curtis Cup host club are:

Gemma Clews, 21 (Delamere Forest)                                       
Alice Hewson, 18 (Berkhamsted                                                      
Meghan Maclaren, 21 (Wellingborough) 
Leona Maguire, 21 (Slieve Russell)
Olivia Mehaffey, 18 (Royal Co Down Ladies’)
Inci Mehmet, 19 (Royal Mid Surrey)   
Rochelle Morris, 20 (Woodsome Hall) 
Chloe Williams, 20 (Wrexham)

Further information about the Curtis Cup match is available on www.lgu.org.