Nations Cup team named for Spanish championship

Sammie Giles

England’s team for the Nations Cup event at the Spanish women’s amateur championship will be the internationals Gemma Clews, Sammie Giles and Sophie Lamb.

All three were all members of England’s winning team at the 2015 women’s Home Internationals.

The Spanish championship takes place at Escorpion Golf Club from 2-6 March. The Nations Cup event will be played on the first two days, during the stroke play qualifying for the matchplay stages. The best two scores from three will count in each of the two rounds.

The players:

Gemma Clews, 21, (Delamere Forest) had top ten finishes in last year’s English women’s amateur and the Scottish and Irish stroke play championships. She tied 20th in the European Amateur and represented GB&I in the Vagliano Trophy.

Sammie Giles, 21, (St Mellion) is the English women’s stroke play champion, adding it to her win in the 2014 English mid-amateur. She was sixth in the English women’s amateur and won the Royal Birkdale scratch trophy. (Image © Leaderboard Photography),

Sophie Lamb, 18, (Clitheroe) was runner-up in the 2015 England Girls’ Order of Merit for 2015 and sixth on the women’s table. She was also runner-up in the ANNIKA Invitational Europe 2015 in Sweden. She was England’s leading scorer in the recent Portuguese Amateur, finishing 21st.