Leading players have just been selected to
represent England in three international championships.
The Italian Women’s International at Is
Molas Golf Club from 20–23 March: Georgina Blackman of Essex,
Annabell Fuller of Surrey, Cara Gainer of Oxfordshire, Lily May Humphreys
of Essex, Caley McGinty of Gloucestershire and Emily Toy of Cornwall
The Scottish U18 Girls’ Championship at
St. Andrews Eden Golf Club from 10 – 12 April: Rafiah Banday of Surrey, Jess
Baker and Rosie Belsham (pictured) of Northumberland, Scottish-based Ellie
Gower, Thalia Kirby of Buckinghamshire and Caitlin Whitehead of Cumbria.
The French U21 Women’s Championship at
St Cloud from 18-22 April: Emily Brennan of Staffordshire, Lily May Humphreys,
Charlotte Heath of Yorkshire, Caley McGinty, Mimi Rhodes of Somerset and
All the players are members of England Golf
Jess Baker, 16, (Gosforth Park Ladies’) was joint
runner-up in the English U16 Girls’ Championship and 10th in the
Scottish Girls’ Championship.
Rafiah Banday, 15, (Royal Mid-Surrey) won the 2018
Midland U16 Championship and was joint runner-up in the English U16 Girls’.
Rosie Belsham, 17, (Whitley Bay) was runner-up in
the Scottish Girls’ last year, third in the North of England U16s and sixth in
the English U16s.
Georgina Blackman, 22, (Chelmsford) is the English
Women’s Amateur Champion and followed up this year with third place in the
Portuguese Women’s Amateur.
Emily Brennan, 19, (Trentham) was ninth in the 2019
South American Amateur, having been runner-up in the St Rule Trophy last year
and a semi-finalist in the English Women's Match Play.
Annabell Fuller, 16, (Roehampton) is a Curtis Cup
player who has just won the girls’ championship at the Major Champions
Invitational in Florida, was third in the Harder Hall Women’s Invitational and
fourth in the Annika Invitational USA.
Cara Gainer, 23, (Castle Royle) was fourth in the
New South Wales Stroke Play and reached the last eight in the NSW Amateur. She
tied fourth in the 2018 English Women’s Amateur.
Ellie Gower, 16 (Gleneagles) won the North of
England U16 Girls’ Open and was joint runner-up in the English U16s and sixth
in the Fairhaven Trophies.
Charlotte Heath, 17, (Huddersfield), won the Sir
Henry Cooper Junior Masters and was a semi-finalist in the British Girls’
Lily May Humphreys, 16, (Stoke by Nayland) is a
Curtis Cup player and the Scottish women’s open champion. She represented Team
GB in the Youth Olympics.
Thalia Kirby, 18, (Stoke Park), was third in the
Welsh Women’s Open and had top tens in the Liphook Scratch Cup, Critchley
Salver and Roehampton Gold Cup.
McGinty, 18, (Knowle) won the U18 prize at last year’s St Rule Trophy, where
she was 10th overall. She also had top ten finishes in the Irish and Welsh
Mimi Rhodes, 17, (Burnham & Berrow), reached
the last 16 in the British Girls’ Championship and was fourth in the English
Emily Toy, 21, (Carlyon Bay) won the 2019 New South
Wales Stroke Play Championship and was fourth in the English Women’s Amateur.
Caitlin Whitehead, 16, (Carus Green), won the 2018
European Young Masters, the Asia Pacific Junior Championship and the West of