Golfer Sophie part of a family affair

Sophie Lamb (second from right)
Sophie Lamb (second from right)
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Clitheroe’s Sophie Lamb was part of a family affair as an England Under 21 women’s team teed up against France at St Cloud, with two sisters in the side.

It was the first time that Lianna and Annabel Bailey had played in same England team, and the sisters were joined by Sophie, Sammy Fuller (Roehampton) Eloise Healey (West Lancashire) and Bel Wardle (Prestbury).

The match, a warm-up for the French Under 21 women’s championship, was won by France 4-2.

England’s points were provided by Fuller, who won 5/3 and by Wardle, who holed an eight-footer to win on the last.

Annabelle Bailey joked that they could soon be joined by more sisters.

“We’ve got more on the way,” laughed Annabel, 17.

She and Lianna, 19, have two younger sisters: Jessica, 15, who plays off two, and 12-year-old Ellie, whose handicap is around 20.

Then there’s their brother, 11-year-old George, who has a junior handicap.

They are all taught by their father, Ian, a PGA professional.