Thursday, September 19, 2019

Tiger Woods signs up to high profile live global competition in Japan
 
GOLFTV powered by the US PGA TOUR has today announced an upcoming high-profile, live competition featuring global golf icon Tiger Woods.
 
The Challenge: Japan Skins will see Woods go head to head with reigning FedExCup champion and US PGA TOUR Player of the Year Rory McIlroy and multiple-time US PGA TOUR winners Jason Day and Hideki Matsuyama in a globally-televised skins game.
 
The high-stakes exhibition event kicks off the ZOZO CHAMPIONSHIP week, sponsored by ZOZO, Inc. – the first-ever official US PGA TOUR event to be played in Japan. Both events will be played at the Accordia Golf Narashino Country Club in Chiba, Japan, during the week of October 21, 2019. The Challenge: Japan Skins marks the first in a series of annual Challenge events that are set to become a thrilling addition to the global golf calendar, and tees off at 13:00 p.m.** local time on October 21.
 
Endorsed by the PGA TOUR and produced in partnership with Excel Sports Management, The Challenge: Japan Skins unites four of the top players in the world from separate continents, who will also participate in the ZOZO CHAMPIONSHIP, in an exciting competition format that’s sure to thrill audiences around the globe.
 
Alongside special in-match challenges and surprises, and finishing under floodlights, each hole will be assigned an increasing monetary value as the competition plays out. Players need to win a hole outright to take a “skin” (tied holes result in a “push” of the skin to the next hole), so golf fans can expect to see aggressive play from start to finish.
 

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Craig Lee wins £800 first prize at Carluke

By COLIN FARQUHARSON
Craig Lee won the £800 first prize in the Tartan Tour 36-hole Order of Merit Challenge event at Carluke.
Lee added a 63 (31-32) to his opening score of 65 to win with a 13-under-par total of 137.
In his second round he had two eagles - a 2 at the 13th and a 3 at the ninth. He also birdied the second, fourth, fifth, 14th and 15th.
The Scot won by three strokes from Thomas Higson (Gleneagles Hotel) (66-64). Higson earned £600.
Graham Fox (Clydeway Golf) (66-65) and Alastair Forsyth (Mearns Castle) (64-67) tied for third place on 131 and earned £488 each.
Steven O'Hara (North Lanarkshire Leisure) earned £375 for scores of 65 and 67 for 132 and fifth place.
Greig Hutcheon (Torphins) finished sixth on 133 (68-65) and earned £300.
 Other totals and prizemoney:
137 J Steven (Drumpellier) 72 65, G McDougall (Bishopbriggs) 70 67 (£258 each).
140 A Thomson (Airdrie) 71 69, G Hay (Mearns Castle) 71 69, F McKenna (Caldwell) 70 70, C Kelly (Scotland for Golf) 70 70 (£190 each).
142 C Curran (Bathgate) 73 69, G Dalziel (Scott Clelland Golf Tech) 70 72, G Forbes (Mearns Castle) 70 72, G Greer (Lanark) 69 73 (£30 each).
143 R Arnott (Bishopbriggs) 72 71
144 K Zeynalov (Portlethen) 76 68, C Marr (Musselburgh) 72 72, C Nairn (Prestwick St Nicholas) 70 74.
145 M Owenson (Gourock) 75 73, I Anderson (Shotts) 72 73
146 S Gray (Lanark) 76 70, C Ronald (Carluke) 71 75, I Graham (Crow Wood) 74 72, J McCreadie (Largs) 77 69.
147 J Dick (Duddingston) 75 72
148 S Savage (Dalmuir) 76 72, R Munro (Golfclubs4cash) 76 72, E Bowden (North Berwick) 75 73, D McBratney (Carnwath) 75 73, S Henderson (Kings Links) 74 74.
149 S Craig (Craig Golf 79) 73 76, J Lamb (Gleneagles) 72 77, S Gillies (North Berwick) 71 78
150 R Brunton (Dumfries and Co) 73 77, F Mann (unatt) 72 78
152 N Colquhoun (Merchants of Edinburgh) 71 81
155 A Burns (Bothwell Castle) 79 76,  A O'Donnell (Largs) 75 80.
157 C Allison (Glenbervie) 76 81
166 T Bell (Nairn Dunbar) 83 83

JONATHAN CALDWELL TAKES FIRST- ROUND LEAD WITH A 64 AT NEWMACHAR

Jonathan Caldwell leads The Newmachar Golf Club Challenge after day one with an opening round of 64 (-8) in Aberdeen. 
Caldwell (Clandeyboye Golf Club) is one ahead of John Parry after carding five birdies on the front nine and a further four on the back including three on the bounce to start his round in a perfect manner.
Parry (Harrogate Golf Club) had a clean card with seven birdies to make his 65 (-7) including four on the back nine* to put himself one shot adrift of the lead. 
Several players are two shots back from the lead with opening rounds of 66 (-6) with Alan Sutherland (The Dukes St Andrews), Neil Fenwick (Dunbar Golf Club, and last year’s winner Billy Spooner (Boston West Golf Club) finding some early form. 
Earlier in the day, 67 (-5) looked the score to beat with Bradley Moore (Kedleston Park Golf Club), Joe Brooks (Hanbury Manor Golf Club), Jack South (Hagley Golf Club/Taymar Homes), Thomas Neve (Royal Automobile Club), Calum Fyfe (Golfing4Life) and Sam Locke (Paul Lawrie Golf Centre) going well.

THURSDAY CUT

Upon the conclusion of play tomorrow (Thursday), the cut will be made to the leading 50 players plus ties before the final round at Newmachar is played on Friday.

LEADERBOARD
Par 72
64 J Caldwell (Clandeboye) (9 birdies)
65 J Parry (Harrogate) (7 birdies)
66 A Sutherland (The Duke's), B Spooner (Boston West)
67 B Moore (Kedleston Park), J Brooks 9Hanbury Manor), J South (Hadley(, T Neve (Royal Auto Club), C Fyfe (Golfing4Life), S Locke (Paul Lawrie GC)
68 O Edwards (Kendleshire), O Clarke (White Rose Sport), B Hall (TSR Recruitment), P Kinnear (Formby), G Payne  (Camberley Heath), J Adams (Druids Heath),W Enefer (Retail Furniture).
69 R Busher (Abu Dhabi), J Stock (unatt), T Gandy (Rowany), T Rice (Limerick), J Ayres (Stoke Park), J McDonald (Kilmarnock Barassie), C Lawrie (Paul Lawrie Golf Centre), L Saltman (Renaissance Club), A Turner (Kenwick Park) (T19).
OTHER SCOTS' SCORES
70 P McKechnie (Braid Hills), S Kiloh (Portlethen) (T28)
71 J Ross (Royal Burgess), M Stewart (Troon Welbeck), G McBain (Newmachar) (T50)
72 C O'Neil (Pollok), P McKenzie (Peterculter). S Young (Kingsbarns Pro Acad), S Lawrie (Paul Lawrie Golf Centre), R Campbell (Falkirk)
73 J Duff (Newmachar), C Lamb (Newmachar) (T85)
74 W Booth (Noah's Ark), B Henderson (unatt), J Hendry (Clydebank and Dist) (T102)
75 N Gardiner (Cawder), R Smith (Dalmahoy)
78 J Mullaney (unatt)

ON TV

Sky Sports Golf, September 24 at 20:00.
 

Robert Karlsson and Padraig Harrington

The images of Robert Karlsson (left) and Padraig Harrington are displayed by courtesy of Getty Images.

Harrington names Karlsson as his first vice-captain


for the 2020 Ryder Cup match at Wisconsin


Press release
European team captain Padraig Harrington has named Robert Karlsson as his first vice-captain for the 2020 Ryder Cup match against the United States at Whistling Straits, Wisconsin next September.
The 50-year-old Swede twice represented Europe in the Ryder Cup – including partnering Harrington twice in foursomes at Valhalla in 2008 - and he will return to the backroom team in the biennial contest, having been vice- captain to Thomas Bjørn at Le Golf National in 2018.

Karlsson was a member of the record-equalling team in 2006 at The K Club, where Europe recorded a nine-point victory, before making his second appearance in 2008, when he partnered Harrington in both foursomes sessions, halving the opening match against Phil Mickelson and Anthony Kim. Karlsson then defeated Justin Leonard 5 and 3 in the Sunday singles as Europe were defeated at Valhalla, but he ended that year on a high by winning the Harry Vardon Trophy as The European Tour’s Number One player, becoming the first Swede to achieve that honour.
With 623 European Tour appearances and 11 titles to his name in a career spanning 30 years, Karlsson brings considerable experience to the backroom team for next year’s contest.
Harrington, who made the announcement ahead of the BMW PGA Championship at Ryder Cup Europe’s headquarters at Wentworth Golf Club, said:

“Robert was an obvious choice for my first vice-captain having seen his notable contribution to the backroom team last year in Paris, particularly with his attention to detail and his analytical approach.
“I have known Robert for many years and I know he will bring a wealth of experience to the team. As a former Ryder Cup player and European Tour Number One, he commands the respect of his peers and I know I can count on him both in the build-up to Whistling Straits and during the week itself.”
Karlsson said: “It is an honour to be asked to be a vice- captain by Padraig, someone I have known and respected in the game for many years, and I’m really looking forward to playing my part for Team Europe once again over the next 12 months.
“To be involved in what transpired at Le Golf National was a dream come true and I believe the experience and continuity I can bring to the team this time around can be a big help as we aim to retain the trophy on American soil.”
The qualification campaign for The 2020 Ryder Cup begins this week and will conclude in a year’s time back at Wentworth at the 2020 BMW PGA Championship.
The 2020 Ryder Cup will be played at Whistling Straits Golf Club in Wisconsin from September 25-27, 2020; the Pete and Alice Dye-designed course which sits along a two-mile stretch of Lake Michigan. 
It has been a host venue of three US PGA Championships, most recently in 2015 when Australian Jason Day triumphed.
Europe will travel to Wisconsin as holders of The Ryder Cup following their 17½-10½ victory over the United States at Le Golf National last September. It was Europe’s ninth victory in the last 12 contests.
ROBERT KARLSSON PROFILE
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EUROPEAN TOUR COMMUNICATIONS

Inverallochy's Brian Ritchie wins by three at Kemnay with a one-under 70

Brian Ritchie from Inverallochy headed a North-east Golfers Alliance field of 85 competitors with a one-under-par score of 70 at Kemnay Golf Club today (Wednesday).
It is his first win on the circuit
Ritchie, a four-handicapper, had one eagle, three birdies and four bogeys in halves of 36 (level par) and 34 (one under). He won by three strokes from Kevin Duncan (Cruden Bay) and Lee Buck (Peterculter)


NORTH-EAST ALLIANCE

VENUE: KEMNAY Golf Club

par 71
70 B Ritchie (Inverallochy) 36-34
73 K Duncan (Cruden Bay) 38-35, L Buck (Peterculter) 36-37
75 J Chalmers (Kemnay) 38-37, Laura Murray (Kippie Lodge) 37-38
76 P McLean (Peterhead) 40-36, B Nicholson (Newmachar) 40-36
77 G Somers (Bon Accord) 37-40, S Finnie (Caledonian) 39-38, R Mitchell (Paul Lawrie Golf Centre) 40-37
78 R Reid (Tarland) 39-39, C Gilbert (Cruden Bay) 40-38, I Esslemont (Newmachar) 38-40, J Nicolson (Hazlehead) 40-38
79 D Booth (Tarland) 40-39
80 S Barron (Kemnay) 41-39, G Meade (Caledonian) 38-42, F Bisset (Banchory) 41-39
81 D Adam (Kemnay) 41-40, S McWilliam (Royal Aberdeen) 38-43
82 R Bruce (Peterculter) 44-38, R McConnachie (Peterculter) 45-37, C Dempster (Paul Lawrie Golf Centre) 40-42, C Craig (Kintore), M Duncan (Murcar Links) 42-40, D Fleming (Portlethen) 44-38, S Shand (Kemnay) 41-41, D Craigie (Kemnay) 43-39, Keil Beveridge (Kippie Lodge) 42-40, W Middler (Peterhead) 43-39
83 R Davidson (Caledonian) 44-39, M Forster (Cruden Bay) 45-38, D Leslie (Bon Accord) 39-44
84 C Riches (Newmachar) 43-41, C Angus (Kemnay) 44-40, C Carnegie (Kemnay) 42-42, A B Clark (Newmachar) 41-43, C Duffus (Royal Aberdeen) 43-41, S Mackie (Hazlehead) 42-42.
85 G Gibson (Kemnay) 44-41 , K Bedborough (Deeside) 44-41, W Skene (Deeside) 43-42, D Lane (Deeside) 48-37, S Kidd (Longside) 48-37, G Cochrane (Kemnay) 45-40,  J Barclay (Newmachar) 44-41
86 R Smith (Portlethen) 43-43, L Fowler (Royal Aberdeen) 45-41, W Rennie (Paul Lawrie Golf Centre) 43-43, M Lawrie (Kemnay) 43-43.
87 S Allison (Bon Accord) 43-44, P Morrison (Newmachar) 44-43, D Wright (Auchmill) 42-45, D McLean (Newmachar) 41-46, G Allan (Newmachar) 45-42.
88 S Ross (Hazlehead) 44-44, G Thom (Murcar Links) 45-43, J Hosie (Hazlehead) 46-42, S Cowie (Cullen Links) 51-37
89 M MacKay (Kemnay) 47-42, I Birnie (Deeside) 43-46, J Scott (Peterculter) 44-45, D Nelson (Aboyne) 41-48, R Denning (Inverurie) 44-45
92 D Cassie (Nigg Bay) 47-45, B Lumsden  (Northern) 48-44, D Townsley (Peterculter) 48-44
94 J Cobban (Portlethen) 47-47, G Homer (Aboyne) 44-50, D Cruickshank (Craibstone) 50-44
95 M Brown (Deeside) 49-46
96 P Cornfield (Hazlehead) 48-48
97 P Cheyne (Northern) 49-48, G Deveci (Peterculter) 49-48
98 N Glass (Portlethen) 52-46, D Bisset (Banchory) 50-48.
104 G Watson (Deeside) 55-49
105 A Sorley (Newmachar) 53-52
111 G Travis (Auchmill) 59-52.
No Returns: G Chalmers (Alford), S Davidson (Northern), J Sunley (Newmachar), D Wilson (Paul Lawrie Golf Centre), S Moore (Kemnay), N Hardie (Kintore).

PRIZEWINNERS
SCRATCH
70 B Ritchie (Inverallochy)
73 K Duncan (Cruden Bay), L Buck (Peterculter)
75 J Chalmers (Kemnay), Laura Murray (Kippie Lodge)

HANDICAP
CLASS 1 

 71 Doug Booth (Tarland) (8)
 73 Raymond Reid (Tarland) (5)
 74 Brian Nicolson (Newmachar) (2)
 74 Graham Somers (Bon-Accord) (3)
 75 Ian Esslemont (Newmachar) (3)
 
CLASS 2
 71 Dick Wright (Auchmill) (16)
 72 Stephen Ross (Hazlehead) (16)
 72 Alistair Clark (Newmachar) (12)
 73 Martin Forster (Cruden Bay) (10)
 73 Mike Duncan (Murcar Links) (9)

Scotland v England schools teams at Irvine

By COLIN FARQUHARSON
Here, for the first time, we name the boys and girls who took part in the Scotland v England schools international matches at Irvine Golf Club, Ayrshire.

BOYS
SCOTLAND 9, ENGLAND 9

FOURSOMES
SCOTLAND 2, ENGLAND 4
Scotland names first
Ben Carberry (Denny HS, Falkirk) and Aamar Saleem (Auchmuty HS, Glenrothes) lost to Josh Berry and Jack Maxey (England) 1 hole.
Ruben Lindsay (Belmont Acad, Ayr) and Lachlan Reynolds (Balfron HS, Stirling) lost to Harry Crockett and  Craig Passmore (England) 6 and 5.
Gregor Graham (Blairgowrie HS) and Cameron Adam (Merchiston Castle School, Edinburgh) bt Nathan Ali and Josh Ashton (England) 4 and 3.
Ross Laird (Larbert HS, Falkirk) and Calum Daun (Inverness Royal Acad) bt Daniel Heaslip and Sam Potter (England) 2 and 1.
John Jack (St Columba's HS, Gourock) and Kerr Brooks (Lourdes Secondary, Glasgow) lost to Oliver Caton and Duran Gun (England) 6 and 4.
Danny Doogan (Golspie HS) and Ewan Wheat (Mearns Acad, Laurencekirk) lost to Taylor Crisp and Ben Loveard (England) 5 and 4.

SINGLES
SCOTLAND 7, ENGLAND 5
Scotland names first
Carberry lost to Berry 2 holes
Lindsay lost to Maxey 6 and 5.
Graham bt Passmore 2 and 1.
Saleem halved with Crockett.
Adam bt Ashton 4 and 3.
Reynolds bt Ali 6 and 5
Jack lost to Potter 1 hole
Wheat halved with Heaslip
Brooks lost to Caton 3 and 2
Doogan bt Gun 2 holes
Laird bt Crisp 4 and 3
Daun bt Loveard 2 and 1

GIRLS
SCOTLAND 3.5, ENGLAND 5.5
FOURSOMES (1.5-1.5)
Scotland names first
Ellen Caton (St Leonards School, St Andrews) and Freya Russell
(Marr College, Troon) lost to Rachel Gourley and Zara Naughton (England) 2 and 1
Luisa Gibson (St Matthews Acad, Saltcoats) and Rachel Mathieson (Hazlehead Acad, Aberdeen) bt Estelle Ingram and Amelia Wan (England) 3 and 1
Megan Docherty (Turnbull HS, Bishopbriggs) and Grace Crawford (Loretto School, Musselburgh) halved with Louse Burke and Ellen Yates (England).

SINGLES (2-4)
Crawford lost to Burke 7 and 6
Gibson bt Wan 2 holes
Docherty halved with Naughton
Russell halved with Ingram
Caton lost to Yates 1 hole
Mathieson lost to Gourley 5 and 4

Tuesday, September 17, 2019


SCOTLAND MAKE WINNING START TO SENIOR 
MEN'S HOME INTERNATIONALS

Scotland made a winning start to the senior men's home golf internationals at Alnmouth.
They beat Wales 5.5-3.5 while England beat Ireland 6-3 in the day's other match (Tuesday).
Details:

SCOTLAND 5.5, WALES 3.5
FOURSOMES (2-1)
I Brotherston and R Smith lost to C Jones and N Evans 2 holes.
R Clark and D Paton bt N Grimmitt and P Sutton 5 and 4.
G Bell and R Johnston bt A Williams and M Hayward 2 and 1

SINGLES (3.5-2.5)
Bell bt C Jones 5 and 3.
Clark halved with Grimmitt
P Moultrie halved with Evans
Paton lost to R Jones 1 hole
Johnston bt Sutton 2 and 1
Brotherston halved with Hayward.

OTHER MATCH:
ENGLAND 6, IRELAND 3

DAY 2 MATCHES
Scotland v Ireland
England v Wales
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LINK TO EUROPEAN TOUR QUALIFYING SCHOOL STAGE 1 
ALL THE FIRST-ROUND SCORES


CLICK HERE

LEADERBOARD
Par 71
66 Jamie Dick (England), Jack Davidson (Wales)
67 J E Arnoy (Norway)
68 Callum McNeil (Scotland), C Ford (England), Scott Henry (Scotland) (T4)

Other Scots' scores include


71 Ross Cameron, Bradley Neil (T13)

72 Danny Kay (T24)

75 Paul Shields (T61)

76 Chris Doak (T74)

77 A Cheyne (T81)

+There are approximately 800 entries for the Qualifying School. Entry fee is £1,800 each. There will be roughly 160 qualifiers for Stage 2.



SHANE LOWRY AWARDED HONORARY MEMBERSHIP OF EUROPEAN TOUR


Shane Lowry, pictured above with European Tour CEO Keith Pelley, has been awarded Honorary Life Membership of the European Tour in recognition of his Open Championship victory in July.

The Irishman finished six shots clear of Tommy Fleetwood at Royal Portrush to lift the Claret Jug in front of packed galleries at the County Antrim venue as the island of Ireland hosted the Open Championship for the first time since 1951.

It was Lowry’s maiden Major Championship triumph and came ten years after his unforgettable breakthrough victory as an amateur at the 2009 Irish Open at County Louth Golf Club in Baltray.

The 32-year-old currently leads the European Tour’s Race to Dubai, having also won the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship presented by EGC, the first Rolex Series event of 2019.

He was presented with his Honorary Life Membership by European Tour Chief Executive Keith Pelley ahead of the BMW PGA Championship – the season’s fourth Rolex Series event – which gets under way at Wentworth Club in Surrey on Thursday.

Lowry said: “It is pretty cool to receive this award. When you start playing golf when you're a kid you don't know how good you can be, or even when you start playing as a pro. I didn't know that I would get to this day so it's pretty cool.

“I've obviously joined a nice list of names, which is pretty good as well. My heart lies with The European Tour. I'll always be a member. I love coming back and I love playing in events like this. So it's an extreme privilege to receive this.”


Keith Pelley, Chief Executive of the European Tour, said: “Shane’s incredible victory at Royal Portrush will be remembered as one of the iconic performances in the Championship’s storied history.

“Shane is a terrific character and I think you when you look at the remarkable reception he enjoyed across the island of Ireland in the week following his win, in addition to the warmth and praise on social media globally, that shows you how popular he is in the game.

"He is also a wonderful ambassador for the European Tour, and is therefore a truly worthy recipient of this honour.”
Lowry, who has won five times on the European Tour, becomes the 56th person to be awarded Honorary Life Membership of the European Tour, 41 years after John Jacobs, the Founding Father of the European Tour, was the first to receive the accolade in 1978.

Full list of European Tour Honorary Life Members
1978
John Jacobs
1978
Bernard Hunt
1978
Dai Rees
1982
Peter Butler
1983
Seve Ballesteros
1983
Tony Jacklin
1985
Sir Henry Cotton
1985
Fred Daly
1985
Max Faulkner
1985
Bernhard Langer
1985
Sandy Lyle
1987
Sir Nick Faldo
1992
Ian Woosnam
1994
José María Olazábal
1995
Bob Charles
1995
Arnold Palmer
1995
Gary Player
1997
Colin Montgomerie
1998
Ernie Els
1999
Paul Lawrie
1999
Greg Norman
2001
Vijay Singh
2002
Retief Goosen
2003
Peter Alliss
2003
Bernard Gallacher
2004
Neil Coles
2004
Christy O’Connor
2004
John Panton
2005
Michael Campbell
2007
Angel Cabrera
2007
Padraig Harrington
2008
Trevor Immelman
2010
Martin Kaymer
2010
Graeme McDowell
2010
Louis Oosthuizen
2010
Tom Watson
2011
Darren Clarke
2011
Rory McIlroy
2011
Charl Schwartzel
2011
Lee Westwood
2012
Luke Donald
2012
Brian Huggett
2012
Tommy Horton
2012
Mark James
2012
Roger Chapman
2013
Dave Thomas
2013
Justin Rose
2014
Jack Nicklaus
2016
Peter Oosterhuis
2016
Danny Willett
2016
Henrik Stenson
2017
Sam Torrance
2017
Sergio Garcia
2018
Francesco Molinari
2019
Patrick Reed
2019
Shane Lowry
 
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R and A NEWS RELEASE
For Immediate Publication
PROVISIONAL GREAT BRITAIN AND IRELAND SQUAD FOR 2020 CURTIS CUP ANNOUNCED
An initial Great Britain and Ireland squad of ten players, including three Scots - Shannon McWilliam (Aboyne), Hannah Darling (Broomieknowe) and Hazel MacGarvie (Royal Troon) - has been announced by The R and A ahead of next year’s Curtis Cup match at Conwy Golf Club, North Wales.
The 41st Curtis Cup match will be played from Friday to Sunday, June 12-14, 2020.
GB and I will be attempting to regain the historic trophy after the United States recorded a 17-3 victory at Quaker Ridge in New York last year.
Elaine Ratcliffe, who will captain GB and I in the Curtis Cup for the first time, said, “We have a strong pool of players to choose from throughout GB and I and I’m delighted with the ten players we have selected for the initial squad.
"Each player’s performance and results will be monitored closely over the coming months and we will be looking for each of them to maintain a high standard as they try to secure their places in the team.

“There are many other talented players who can be added to this squad over the next few months. We will be following performances closely before the Curtis Cup team is announced in May.”
Olivia Mehaffey, the highest-ranked member of the squad at number 19 in the World Amateur Golf Ranking™, is aiming to make her third Curtis Cup appearance.
Having made her debut in 2016, where she secured 3½ points for the victorious GB and I team, Mehaffey was also a stand-out player in last year’s tough defeat at the 2018 Curtis Cup where she helped achieve 2½ of the team’s 3 point total. Currently attending Arizona State University, Mehaffey has recorded three collegiate wins this year.
Also in contention for the 2020 team are Mehaffey’s team- mates from  2018, Shannon McWilliam, Annabell Fuller and Lily May Humphreys, who has enjoyed an excellent 2019, winning the Annika Invitational Europe, Irish Women’s Open and Welsh Ladies’ Open stroke play championships.
Emily Toy, the Women’s Amateur Champion and an R and A Foundation scholar, has been named in the initial squad and is hoping to make her Curtis Cup debut in 2020.
The squad features a further five potential debutants including Hannah Darling, the Scottish Girls’ Open champion, Annabel Wilson, the Irish Women’s Close champion, Hazel MacGarvie, Julie McCarthy and Isobel Wardle.
The GB and I squad:
Hannah Darling (16, Broomieknowe)
Shannon McWilliam (20, Aboyne)
Annabell Fuller (17, Roehampton, England)
Olivia Mehaffey (21, Royal Co Down Ladies)
Lily May Humphreys (17, Stoke by Nayland, England)
Emily Toy (21, Carlyon Bay, England)
Hazel MacGarvie (19, Royal Troon)
Isobel Wardle (19, Prestbury, England)
Julie McCarthy (20, Forrest Little, Ireland)
Annabel Wilson (18, Lurgan, Ireland)

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