Teenagers named to play Switzerland

Emily Price

A team of six promising teenagers have been selected to play Switzerland in the U16 girls’ match at Heswall, Cheshire, on Tuesday 19 August.

The players are: Louisa Brunt of Lancashire, Mollie Lawrence of Kent, Martha Lewis of Surrey, Emily Price of Warwickshire, Natasha Slater of Cumbria and Amelia Williamson of Norfolk. The reserve is Jessica Hall of Durham.

The match was played for the first time last year when it was won by England.

Louisa Brunt, 15, (Royal Birkdale), is from the England Golf North West U16 squad. She qualified for England Golf’s Grand Medal Final, was fifth in the Pleasington Putter and 7th in the Sir Henry Cooper Junior Masters. Louisa finished 11th in the English girls’ championship.

Mollie Lawrence, 16, (Rochester & Cobham Park) trains with the South East U16 squad. She has represented England in the 2014 Scottish U16 championship, where she tied seventh, in the Irish U18 girls’ championship and in the U16 international against Spain. She was fifth in both the Bridget Jackson Bowl and Astor Salver and runner-up in the Frilford Heath Salver.

Martha Lewis, 14, (St George’s Hill) is from the South U16 squad. She has already represented England this season in the match against the Spanish U16s. Martha was fourth in the English girls’ U15 championship and tied fifth in the Scottish U16 championship, having warmed up for the season with a successful trip to the USA where she was third in her age group in the Junior Honda Classic. She played all four rounds in the English women’s amateur championship.

Emily Price, 14, (Cleobury Mortimer), is the new English U15 girls’ champion (image © Leaderboard Photography), having overcome a six-shot deficit with nine holes to play and finishing the event at nine-under par. She was fourth in the event last year and returned determined to win. Emily was third in the English U16 schools championship and eighth in the national schools’ championship.

Natasha Slater, 14, (Furness), is from the U16 North squad. She has just claimed the biggest win of her career with victory in the Scottish U14 championship, where she was the only player – boy or girl – under par. She was third in the girls’ event at this season’s Fairhaven Trophies, following a top ten finish in the Scottish U16 open stroke play championship

Amelia Williamson, 14, (Royal Cromer) is from the U16 East squad. She was runner-up in the English U16 schools championship and third in the national schools’ championship. She was 12th in the English U15 girls’ championship where she had two sub-par rounds. Earlier this season, at the age of 13, she became the youngest winner of the Mothers & Daughters foursomes – ably assisted by her two-handicap mother, Tracey.

Jessica Hall, 15, (Bishop Auckland) is from the U16 North squad. She is the Durham ladies’ champion and tied for seventh place in the first event on this year’s WPGA One Day Series. She was seventh in the English U15 girls’ championship and sixth in the English U16 schools championship.