England Golf will send a squad of six talented teenagers to defend the Scottish U16 girls' open stroke play championship at Strathmore, from 10-11 April.
They are: Cloe Frankish (image © Leaderboard Photography) and Mollie Lawrence of Kent, Sammy Fuller of Surrey, Hollie Muse and Louisa Brunt of Lancashire, and Billie-Jo Smith of Lincolnshire.
All six are members of England Golf training squads and this event provides developing players with an excellent opportunity to travel and prepare together as a squad.
England Golf players have a very good record in this championship. Last year, Alice Hewson of Hertfordshire became the fourth successive English winner of the individual title and also helped to win the team prize, alongside Sophie Madden of Essex and Eloise Healey of Lancashire.
Cloe Frankish, 14, (Chart Hills) was runner-up in last year’s Scottish U14 stroke play and shared second place in the girls’ event at the Sir Henry Cooper Junior Masters. She was third in the U14 section of the North of England championship and represented Kent at County Finals.
Sammy Fuller, 14, (Roehampton) is the most experienced member of the squad. She is an England girl international and helped to win the 2013 Girls’ Home Internationals. She has also represented GB&I in the Junior Vagliano Trophy. She is a past English U13 champion and last year had top 10 finishes in three women’s championships: the Welsh and Irish Opens and the English amateur.
Hollie Muse, 14, (West Lancashire) is another past winner of the English U13 title. Last year she won the Royal Birkdale ladies’ scratch tournament, the U14 title at the North of England Championship and the prize for the best score in qualifying by an U14 player at the British girls’ championship.
Louisa Brunt, 15, (Ashton-under-Lyne) tied 10th in last year’s Scottish U16s and also had a top ten finish in the English girls’ U15 championship. She trains with England Golf’s U16 North West squad.
Mollie Lawrence, 15, (Rochester & Cobham Park) was a member of the Kent women’s team which competed at the 2013 English County Finals. She was sixth in the English U15 girls’ championship and tied fifth in the girls’ event at the Sir Henry Cooper Junior Masters.
Billie-Jo Smith, 14, (Woodhall Spa), was 10th in the English U15 championship last year and tied 11th in the St Andrews junior ladies’ open. She trains with the England Golf U16 East Midlands squad.