Alice ready to do battle in Ireland against the Continent of Europe

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Berkhamsted golf ace Alice Hewson has been selected for the GB&I team to face the Continent of Europe in the Vagliano Trophy at Malone in Ireland.

Hewson teams up with Gemma Clews of Cheshire, Hayley Davis of Dorset, Bronte Law of Cheshire, Meghan MacLaren of Northamptonshire and Singapore-based Charlotte Thomas.

The Vagliano team will be completed by Irish world number one Leona Maguire and compatriot Olivia Mehaffey, as well as Chloe Williams of Wales.

The team captain is Elaine Farquharson-Black, who played in two winning GB&I Vagliano teams.

She said: “In recent years, Europe has had the upper hand, but I am feeling very excited about our team. We have the world numbers 1 and 3, in Leona Maguire and Bronte Law, but importantly we have strength in depth with players who have already shown that they can perform consistently well on the world stage.

“I am particularly pleased that Alice Hewson and Olivia Mehaffey, who were in my Junior Vagliano team at Chantilly two years ago, have made the progression to the senior team.

“Hopefully we will have a strong home support to cheer the team to victory.”

This will be the 29th Vagliano Trophy match – The Continent has won the last four matches but GB&I lead 16-12 overall and will be hoping to extend their advantage.