Alice ready to do battle for England at the French U21 Championships

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Berkhamsted hot-shot Alice Hewson will represent England Golf in the Vilmorin Cup at the French U21 Ladies’ Championship at St Cloud next month.

Alice will join India Clyburn of Lincolnshire and Inci Mehmet of Surrey to form the England A team, while Team B is made up of Sammie Giles of Cornwall, Sophie Lamb of Lancashire and Bethan Popel of Gloucestershire.

The players will be joined by Gemma Clews of Cheshire for a match against France at St Cloud on the day before the championship, Wednesday, April 1.

The Vilmorin Cup is played alongside the two rounds of stroke play qualifying at the championship and the best two scores from each team count each day.

After 36 holes, the leading 32 players go forward to the matchplay stages of the championship for the Esmond Trophy; and the next best 16 players aged U18 contest the Cartier Trophy.

Alice was a member of England’s winning team at the girls’ and ladies’ Home Internationals.

She won the Critchley Salver at Sunningdale and the U18 prize at the St Rule Trophy where she also helped England win the Nations Cup and was fourth overall.

She was sixth in the English Girls’ Championship and ninth in the English women’s amateur, while this season she was also a quarter-finalist in the Spanish Women’s Amateur.