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12 April 2018

Top pair carry England hopes north of the border

Leading players Annabell Fuller and Bel Wardle will represent England in the Nations Cup at the Helen Holm Scottish open stroke play championship. 

They’re both on top form and occupying the top two places on the early England Golf Women’s Order of Merit, with Wardle topping the table. 
 
Wardle (pictured top) has won three national titles in the last eight months while Fuller (pictured below) has one and led the scoring when Europe's women took on Asia Pacific last month. 
 
Both are in the initial GB&I Curtis Cup squad for this year’s match against the USA. 
 
The Scottish championship takes place at Troon Portland and the Old Course at Royal Troon from 20-22 April. The Nations Cup will go to the team with the best aggregate score over all three rounds. 
 
The players: 
 
Annabell Fuller, 15, (Roehampton, Surrey) was the youngest player for Europe in the Patsy Hankins Trophy match against Asia Pacific - and the team’s lead scorer, losing only one of her five games. She is the English U16 girls’ champion and was runner-up to Wardle in the Portuguese women’s amateur, where they played-off for the title. 
 
Bel Wardle, 18 (Prestbury, Cheshire) added the 2018 Portuguese women’s amateur to her victories in the 2017 English girls’ and English women’s open championships. She has just won the prestigious Comboy Scratch Trophy at Delamere Forest, Cheshire, finishing three shots clear after a seven-under par 65 in the second round. 
 
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