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England names team for European girls’ championship
English champion Hannah Barwood is among the four players selected to represent England in the European girls’ team championship at Murcar, Scotland, from July 8-12.
Hannah from Knowle, is joined by Rachel Connor (Manchester), Alex Peters (Notts’ Ladies) and Kelly Tidy (Royal Birkdale).
The non-travelling reserves are Holly Clyburn (Woodhall Spa) and Katie Mundy (Dunwood Manor). The team will be captained by Julie Brown (Brocton Hall).
All the players are members of the English Women’s Golf Association Futures U18 Squad.
Hannah Barwood, 17, became one of the youngest-ever English champions when she won the title last month at Ganton. Earlier in May she won the U21 trophy at the Welsh strokeplay championship. Hannah is also the reigning English schools champion – a title she has won three times in the past four years.
Rachel Connor, 17, was a quarter-finalist at Ganton. She’s already made her mark in top ladies’ scratch events, winning the Royal Birkdale Scratch Trophy last year and the Leveret this season.
Alex Peters, 14, won the girls’ title at this season’s Fairhaven Trophy. She also became the youngest-ever Nottinghamshire champion and partnered her mum, Ann, to a win in the Mothers and Daughters scratch foursomes. She’s a past English U13 champion and the current Midland ladies’ titleholder.
Kelly Tidy, 16, twice won the English U13 championship and followed up by claiming the U15 title in 2006. Last year she was U15 runner-up after losing a play-off. She won the U21 trophy at the 2007 Welsh open strokeplay and this season was one of the leading English players in the St Rule Trophy.
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