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Six England players in GB&I teams
30th May 2011

Holly Clyburn
Holly Clyburn (Copyright and EWGA)

The GB&I teams selected for next month's Vagliano Trophy and the new U16 girls' match - both against the Continent of Europe - include six England players.
Curtis Cup player Holly Clyburn (Woodhall Spa) and British champion Kelly Tidy (Royal Birkdale) are both in the ladies' Vagliano Trophy team. The girls' team includes Georgia Hall (Remedy Oak), Charley Hull (Woburn), Bronte Law (Bramhall) and Amber Ratcliffe (Royal Cromer).

In addition Charley Hull and Charlotte Ellis (Minchinhampton) are reserves for the Vagliano Trophy team while Olivia Winning (Rotherham) and Ellie Goodall (Selby) are girls' reserves

Both matches will take place at Royal Porthcawl, South Wales, on Friday and Saturday, June 24-25. The girls' match is being played for the first time.

Both Holly Clyburn and Kelly Tidy have also been selected for the GB&I team for the Astor Trophy matches against Australia, Canada, South Africa and New Zealand at Fairhaven Golf Club, Lytham St Annes from June 15 to 19.

Georgia Hall, 15, is the English U15 champion and was top qualifier for the matchplay stages at the English women's amateur championship. She is an England girl international.

Charley Hull, 15, won on the Orange Blossom Tour in Florida in January, is the Welsh women's open strokeplay champion and reached the final of the English women's championship. She made her debut for England ladies at the Home Internationals as a 14-year-old.

Bronte Law, 16, won the Scottish U16 strokeplay championship and was the top England player in the weather shortened St Rule Trophy. She is an England girl international.

Amber Ratcliffe,15, won the girls' championship at the Fairhaven Trophies and was third at the Scottish U16s where she teamed up with Bronte and Georgia to win the Nations Cup for England.  

Vagliano Trophy team, to be captained by Tegwen Matthews, is:

Amy Boulden (Llandudno Maesdu)
Holly Clyburn (Woodhall Spa)
Louise Kenney (Pitreavie)
Kelsey Macdonald (Nairn Dunbar)
Danielle Mcveigh (Royal Co Down Ladies')
Leona Maguire (Slieve Russell)
Stephanie Meadow (Royal Portrush)
Pamela Pretswell (Bothwell Castle).
Kelly Tidy (Royal Birkdale)

1 Lisa Maguire (Slieve Russell).
2 Charley Hull (Woburn).
3 Charlotte Ellis (Minchinhampton).

The GB&I U16 girls' team, captained by Sue Turner, is:

Georgia Hall (Remedy Oak)
Charley Hull (Woburn)
Bronte Law (Bramhall)
Amber Ratcliffe (Royal Cromer)
Clara Young (North Berwick)
Chloe Williams (Wrexham)

1 Olivia Winning (Rotherham).
2 Rebecca McGeehan (Hummerbachaue, Germany)
3 Hanna Henderson (Ballyclare).
4 Ellie Goodall (Selby).

Image: Holly Clyburn (Copyright


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