Three English players named in Astor Trophy team

Three English players have been named in a strong Great Britain & Ireland team for this year’s Astor Trophy at Royal Colwood in Canada.

Lily May Humphreys was an automatic pick as one of the leading two GB&I players on the Women’s World Amateur Golf Ranking and she will be joined by British Women’s Amateur champion Emily Toy and Alice Hewson who won the recent European Ladies’ Amateur Championship at Parkstone.

The fourth member of the team is Ireland’s Olivia Mehaffey who earned the second automatic place via the World Rankings.

Humphreys from Stoke-by-Nayland is the youngest member of the team at 17 while Hewson (Berkhamsted), Mehaffey (Royal Co. Down Ladies) and Toy (Carlyon Bay) are all 21.

The Astor Trophy is contested once every four years between teams representing Australia, Canada, GB&I, New Zealand and South Africa. Each country is represented by four players with each country contesting foursomes and single match in a round robin format.

This year’s match is to be played at Royal Colwood on Wednesday, 28 August to Sunday, 1 September.

Photo: Credit to Vicki Head.