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Yorkshire's Emma Brown returns to international golf
29th May2009

Emma Brown
Emma Brown (Photo Leaderboard)

Yorkshire's Emma Brown (above) will return to international team golf when she represents England in the European ladies' team championship at Bled, Slovenia, from July 7-11.

The Malton & Norton player will be joined in the team by Hannah Barwood (Knowle), Holly Clyburn (Woodhall Spa), Charlie Douglass (Brocket Hall), Jodi Ewart (Catterick) and Rachel Jennings (Izaak Walton). The non-travelling reserves are Charlotte Wild (Mere) and Ellie Givens (Blackwell Grange).

Emma Brown, 37, retired from international team competition in 2006 having played in three Curtis Cup teams and represented England over more than a decade.

She has continued play top level individual golf and won the British open mid-amateur title in 2007. So far this year she has been third in the Helen Holm Scottish open strokeplay and was a semi-finalist at this month's English championship. Her earlier achievements, in her maiden name of Duggleby, include winning the British, English, European, South African matchplay and Scottish strokeplay championships.

Emma, who has just started a new job at Sandburn Hall Golf Club in Yorkshire, commented: “I still enjoy competing and I have missed playing in the team events.”

Hannah Barwood, 18, was the 2008 English champion and holds two Faldo Series titles, won on different continents.  

Holly Clyburn, 18, is the French open U18 champion and the winner of the British Colleges open golf championship.

Charlie Douglass, 20, won the 2009 English championship  and was a quarter finalist in the Spanish championship.

Jodi Ewart, 21, has won the English strokeplay championship for the past two years. She is a Curtis Cup player and one of the top golfers on the US women's college circuit.

Rachel Jennings, 20, is a past winner of the English girls' and the French U21 titles. Like Jodi Ewart, she represented England in last year's World Amateur Team Championship.


 

 


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