New faces in England women and girls’ squads

Bel Wardle

Bel Wardle, who won the Portuguese women’s amateur last weekend, is among 10 players in the England Golf women’s squad for 2018.

Wardle (pictured), also the English women’s open and English girls’ champion, moves up from the girls’ squad, alongside three other players.

They are Lily May Humphreys, whose four wins in 2017 included the British girls’ title; Annabell Fuller who was runner-up to Wardle in Portugal; and her older sister and fellow international Sammy Fuller.

Sammy Fuller is one of five players who are US-based while they study at university in America. The others are Curtis Cup player Alice Hewson, Emma Allen, Louisa Brunt and India Clyburn.

The squad is completed by Georgia Price and Sophie Lamb, who was leading amateur at the Ricoh Women’s British Open.

The England Golf girls’ squad includes five new players, who join established members Martha Lewis, Mimi Rhodes, Amelia Williamson and Hannah Screen, the runner-up in the British women’s stroke play. They are Yorkshire’s Charlotte Heath and Nicola Slater; Buckinghamshire’s Thalia Kirby, who was runner-up in the English U16 girls’ championship; Gloucestershire’s Ebonie Lewis and Cumbria’s Caitlin Whitehead.

Women’s squad
Emma Allen, 21, Meon Valley, Hampshire
Louisa Brunt, 19, Royal Birkdale, Lancashire
India Clyburn, 21, Woodhall Spa, Lincolnshire
Lily May Humphreys, 15, Stoke by Nayland, Essex
Annabell Fuller, 15, Roehampton, Surrey
Sammy Fuller, 18, Roehampton, Surrey
Alice Hewson, 20, Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire
Sophie Lamb, 20, Clitheroe, Lancashire
Georgia Price, 24, Bude & North Cornwall
Bel Wardle, 18, Prestbury, Cheshire

Charlotte Heath, 16, Huddersfield, Yorkshire
Thalia Kirby, 16, Harleyford, Buckinghamshire
Ebonie Lewis, 17, Knowle, Gloucestershire
Martha Lewis, 18, St George’s Hill, Surrey
Mimi Rhodes, 16, Burnham & Berrow, Somerset
Hannah Screen, 18, Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire
Nicola Slater, 17, Woodsome Hall, Yorkshire
Caitlin Whitehead, 15, Kendal, Cumbria
Amelia Williamson, 17, Royal Cromer, Norfolk

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