Leading players set for international action

Annabell Fuller

Leading girl and U21 players will be in action next month with England squads named for the French Lady Junior Championship and the Scottish and Irish girls’ open championships.

The squads are:

French Lady Junior Championship at Saint Cloud, 13-17 April: Annabell Fuller (Roehampton, Surrey), Sammy Fuller (Roehampton, Surrey), Lily May Humphreys (Stoke by Nayland, Essex), Sophie Lamb (Clitheroe, Lancashire), Emily Price (Cleobury Mortimer, Worcestershire), Bel Wardle (Prestbury, Cheshire).

Scottish U18 girls’ open at Montrose Golf Club, 12-14 April: Jessica Hall (Bishop Auckland, Durham), Martha Lewis (St George’s Hill, Surrey), Mimi Rhodes (Burnham & Berrow, Somerset), Hannah Screen (Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire), Caitlin Whitehead, (Kendal, Cumbria), Amelia Williamson (Royal Cromer, Norfolk).

Irish U18 girls’ open at Roganstown Golf & Country Club, 7-9 April. Nations Cup team: Caitlin Whitehead, Jessica Hall and Mimi Rhodes.

The players:

Annabell Fuller, 14, (© Stills Photography) started this season with second place in the Harder Hall Women’s Invitational in Florida – having been runner-up on six occasions in 2016, alongside a victory in the Sir Henry Cooper Junior Masters. She recently reached the last 16 in the Spanish women’s championship.

Sammy Fuller, 17, has represented England since 2014. She was third in the 2016 English girls’ championship, 11th in the English women’s and seventh in the 2017 Doral Publix. The Fullers are sisters

Lily May Humphreys, 15, was third in a men’s professional event in Spain this year and runner-up in the weekend's Delamer Comboy Scratch Trophy. Last year she won the English U16 girls’ championship, the Fairhaven Trophies and the North of England U16 title.

Sophie Lamb, 19, is the British women's stroke play champion, won the England Golf Women’s Order of Merit and helped England win the Women’s Home Internationals.

Emily Price, 17, won the England Golf Girls’ Order of Merit for 2016 after a season which included victories in the English women’s open and the Scottish U18 girls’ championships.

Bel Wardle, 17, was runner up in the 2016 British girls’ championship and was eighth in the World junior girls’ championship. She tied for the Royal Birkdale Scratch Trophy and was third on the England Golf Girls’ Order of Merit.

Jessica Hall, 18, followed up a string of solid results in 2016 with a top 20 finish in this year’s Portuguese women’s amateur, where she was the leading English player.

Martha Lewis, 17, was runner-up in the 2017 Doral Publix tournament in Florida after a series of high finishes in 2016 events. She previously represented England at U16 level.

Mimi Rhodes, 15, was runner-up in the women’s 2016 West of England amateur for the Harper Salver, had another top ten in the Scottish U18 girls’ champs and a top 30 in the Spanish women’s amateur.

Hannah Screen, 17, is a double champion, having won the 2016 Daily Telegraph and Scottish U16 girls’ titles alongside other high finishes.

Caitlin Whitehead, 14, is the Scottish U14 girls’ champion and had a string of top ten results in prestigious girls’ events during 2016.

Amelia Williamson, 16, was runner-up in the English U16 girls’ championship and the Fairhaven Trophies; and third in both the Scottish U18 girls’ and Daily Telegraph championships.