Middlesex Golf

Wyke Green's Lulu Housman in Slovakia with England Seniors

EUROPEAN SENIOR LADIES' TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP

 

The championship is being played this week from 5-9 September at Golf Resort Skalica in Slovakia. England’s recent record in this event is excellent, winning the gold medal in 2014, silver in 2015 and bronze last year.

Middlesex’s Lulu Housman is taking part having qualified automatically through being third in the Order of Merit and is joined by English senior stroke play champion Jackie Foster, Caroline Berry, Julie Brown, Aileen Greenfield and Fiona Edmond (English senior match play champion).

The team is composed of the top four players from the senior order of merit and two selectors’ picks. The automatic places were taken by Greenfield, Foster, Housman and Brown.

The players: 

Caroline Berry (Bromborough, Cheshire) is a past English senior champion and reached the semi-finals of this year’s event, having been top qualifier. She was 16th in the stroke play championship.

Julie Brown (Trentham, Staffordshire) won the 2015 British senior championship and was runner-up last year. She won the English senior title in 2014 and has represented England every year since then. 

Fiona Edmond (Ipswich, Suffolk) was an England and GB&I international before illness, children and work put a stop to her golf. She dusted off her clubs about three years ago and won the English senior title at her first attempt in May.

Jackie Foster (Bishops Stortford, Hertfordshire) has won back-to-back English senior stroke play titles. She was a quarter finalist in the senior amateur championship.  

Aileen Greenfield (Pyecombe, Sussex) is playing only her second full season of senior golf and has been runner-up three times, most recently in the senior amateur championship in May. 

Lulu Housman (Wyke Green, Middlesex) won the English senior stroke play title in 2015 and went on to join Brown in the team which won European gold. She was a semi-finalist in this year’s senior amateur and tied 11th in the strokeplay.

Programme

Tuesday & Wednesday: Stroke Play Qualification rounds over 36 holes

Thursday, Friday & Saturday: Match Play rounds.

Members will be able to follow England’s progress in near real-time at http://www.ega-golf.ch/event/european-senior-ladies-team-championship whilst England Golf will also be posting daily results.

 

Martin Wilson

Highgate Golf Club

Note: Information partly sourced from England Golf


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