Senior women’s teams selected

Amanda Mayne

The England Golf teams for the two international fixtures on the women’s senior calendar have been selected.

Somerset’s Amanda Mayne (image © Leaderboard Photography) will make her debut for the team in the Senior Home Internationals, while Cheshire’s Barbara Laird returns to the side for both the Home Internationals and the European senior ladies’ team championship. Hilary Smyth (Pannal) will captain both teams.

The European senior ladies’ team championship will be played at Lugano, Switzerland, from 4-8 September. England last competed in the championship in 2010 and won the silver medal.

The players are: Roz Adams (Addington Court Ladies’), Caroline Berry (Bromborough), Sue Dye (Delamere Forest), Barbara Laird (Sandiway), Janet Melville (Sherwood Forest) and Chris Quinn (Hockley). Non-travelling reserves:  Amanda Mayne (Saltford), Lulu Housman (Highgate) and Linda Hunt (Newbury & Crookham).

The Senior Home Internationals will take place at Elie, Scotland, from 2-4 October. England are the defending champions and will seek their third win in a row and their eighth since the tournament began in 2003.

The players are: Roz Adams, Caroline Berry, Felicity Christine (Banstead Downs), Barbara Laird, Amanda Mayne, Janet Melville and Chris Quinn. Reserves: Sue Dye, Lulu Housman and Linda Hunt.