Rose Ladies Series: Lily and Mimi seize second chance to shine

Lily May Humphreys and Mimi Rhodes have received second invitations to the Rose Ladies Series after making a hugely positive impression during their first appearances.

The sixth event in the series for women professionals and selected top amateurs takes place tomorrow at Bearwood Lakes in Berkshire.

And both England women’s squad players Humphreys and Rhodes can confidently take their place in the company of the game’s elite.

Certainly, the duo showed no signs of nerves when pegging it up for their first outings in the series sponsored by England Golf ambassador Justin Rose and his wife Kate.

At Brokenhurst Manor Golf Club, Rhodes was able to survive any nerves playing alongside LPGA and Solheim Cup star Charley Hull.

The 18-year-old from Burnham and Berrow Golf Club birdied her opening two holes en route to a five over par round of 75 and a share of seventh place.

Curtis Cup player Humphreys (pictured above) was also in her element playing alongside one of her idols – England’s Bronte Law.

Humphreys, also aged 18,  outshone her playing partner on the day to fire a round of one under par and a share of fourth place at the event played at the Buckinghamshire Golf Club.

Rhodes – pictured below with Olympic champion and former world number one Rose prior to winning the Telegraph Junior Masters in Quinta Do Lago last November – has another good draw.

She will play alongside Felicity Johnson and Cara Gainer at midday.

Humphreys, meanwhile, is in a group at 1.10pm also featuring Becky Martin and Cloe Frankish.

Both golfers will look to compete this week, but also use it to sharpen their game ahead of the English Women’s Amateur Championship which tees off on Tuesday at Woodhall Spa Golf Club.

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