Teenage trio set for Portugal

Gabriella Cowley

Teenagers Gabriella Cowley, Amber Ratcliffe and Dulcie Sverdloff will represent England Golf in the Nations Cup event at this week’s Portuguese ladies’ championship at the Montado Golf Resort from 30 January-2 February.

Gabriella Cowley, 16, (Brocket Hall) and Amber Ratcliffe, 17, (Royal Cromer) are just back from the Australian Youth Olympic Festival in Sydney, where they represented Team GB in the golf championship, taking fifth and eighth places respectively. Both were members of England’s winning teams at the ladies’ and girls’ Home Internationals in 2012.

Dulcie Sverdloff (Garon Park) will celebrate her 18th birthday the day before the championship starts. She is the English schools’ champion and the 2012 winner of the British Colleges Sport national title. Dulcie and Gabriella were both members of the Essex team which won last year’s English Counties’ Championship.