Sophie in action for England in Portugal

England Women and Girls squad at Woodhall Spa. Sophie Lamb
England Women and Girls squad at Woodhall Spa. Sophie Lamb

Clitheroe Golf Club’s young international prospect Sophie Lamb will join Gemma Clews and Inci Mehmet to represent England in the Nations Cup at the Portuguese women’s amateur championship.

The 72-hole championship at the Montado Golf Resort started yesterday, running until Saturday, with the Nations Cup team event being decided over the first three rounds.

All three players were members of England’s winning team at the 2015 women’s Home Internationals.

Sophie, 18, was runner-up in the England Golf girls’ order of merit for 2015, and sixth on the women’s table.

She was also runner-up in the ANNIKA Invitational Europe 2015 in Sweden; tied eighth in the British stroke play and was fifth in both English girls’ and English women’s championships.

Mehmet, 19, (Royal Mid-Surrey) had top 10 finishes in the 2015 World Girls’ Championship as well as in the English, Irish and Scottish women’s stroke play championships.

And Clews, 21, (Delamere Forest) had top 10 finishes in the 2015 English women’s amateur and Scottish and Irish stroke play championships.