England names team for European championship

The English Women’s Golf Association has named a strong side of internationals for the European ladies’ team championship at Stenungsund, Sweden, from July 8-12

The team, captained by Sally Watkins (Teignmouth) is: Hampshire’s Liz Bennett and Kerry Smith, Yorkshire’s Naomi Edwards and Jodi Ewart, Staffordshire’s Rachel Jennings and Lancashire’s Florentyna Parker. The reserve is Durham’s Ellie Givens.

Liz Bennett, Jodi Ewart and Florentyna Parker were all members of the 2008 GB&I Curtis Cup team, while Rachel Jennings – the French lady junior champion – was a reserve.

Jodi, who is the English strokeplay champion, reached the last 16 in last week’s British championship while Florentyna was the runner-up in the recent English championship.

Naomi Edwards and Kerry Smith are both past Curtis Cup players and English champions.


Liz Bennett (Brokenhurst Manor )

Naomi Edwards (Ganton)

Jodi Ewart (Catterick)

Rachel Jennings (Izaak Walton)

Florentyna Parker (Royal Birkdale)

Kerry Smith (Waterlooville)

Reserve: Ellie Givens (Blackwell Grange)

For further information, please see www.englishwomensgolf.org

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