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GB&I Junior Vagliano Team Announced

  • GB&I team announced for the Junior Vagliano Trophy match
  • Janet Davies will Captain the team
  • The Junior Vagliano Trophy will be played at Hilversumsche in the Netherlands from 8-9 October

Six players have been selected to represent Great Britain and Ireland against the Continent of Europe in the Junior Vagliano Trophy matches being played at Hilversumsche in the Netherlands from 8-9 October.

Janet Davies, the 1978 AIG Women’s Open champion, will captain a GB&I team seeking its first victory in the biennial encounter which was first introduced in 2011.

The six players selected for GB&I are: Grace Crawford, Rosie Bee Kim, Harriet Lockley, Katie Poots, Maggie Whitehead and Ellen Yates.

Melville proud to Captain GB&I

Davies, who is a member at Royal Birkdale, said, “We have a wonderfully talented group of players who are all delighted to be representing GB&I in what will be an exciting contest against the Continent of Europe in the Netherlands.

“I’m honoured to captain the GB&I team and to lead these young golfers in such a prestigious match which gives them a fantastic opportunity to compete against their peers from the Continent of Europe.” 

Talented team selected

The team features several golfers enjoying successful seasons including England’s Maggie Whitehead who has recorded five top-ten finishes from six championships this year, including winning the English Girls’ Under 16 Open Amateur Stroke Play Championship. 

She is joined by fellow English player Rosie Bee Kim who finished runner-up in the 2021 English Girls’ Open Amateur Stroke Play Championship as well as Scotland’s Grace Crawford who won the 2020 UK Junior Open and the 2021 Stephen Gallacher Foundation Vase.

The GB&I team for the Junior Vagliano Trophy match is:

Grace Crawford (14, West Links Junior, Scotland)

Rosie Bee Kim (14, Buckinghamshire, England)

Harriet Lockley (16, Burnham & Berrow, Wales)

Katie Poots (16, Knock, Ireland)

Maggie Whitehead (15, Close House, England)

Ellen Yates (16, West Hill, England)