Alice is handed entry to WPGA International Challenge event

Alice Hewson in action for Great Britain & Ireland at the Junior Vagliano Trophy in Chantilly, France. Picture (c) Alexis Orloff
Alice Hewson in action for Great Britain & Ireland at the Junior Vagliano Trophy in Chantilly, France. Picture (c) Alexis Orloff

Berkhamsted’s Alice Hewson will be gunning for glory when the WPGA International Challenge visits Stoke by Nayland.

The 54-hole event is the only event on the LET Access Series to be staged in the UK in 2014.

It was launched last year by the PGA to increase support of the women’s game and the field will include 15 WPGA members.

In a boost for leading amateurs such as Alice, 15 places have also been earmarked for England Golf – recognising LETAS’s commitment to providing an important link between elite amateur and professional golf.

Rebecca Wood, women’s performance manager at England Golf, said: “The Access Tour provides a valuable opportunity for our top players as they progress from their amateur career by providing entry to competitive professional events.”