A quartet of girl golfers played a key role in England’s 9½-8½ victory over Wales in the annual schools’ international.

English schools’ champion Jamie-Leigh Voss from Leicestershire; U16 champion Rebecca Heeles from Norfolk; North of England titleholder Holly Clyburn from Lincolnshire and Midlands winner Elizabeth Mallett from Warwickshire contributed five points out a possible six to the scoreline.

The mixed match was played at Cradoc Golf Club, Brecon, and the girls produced some excellent golf in tough, wet and windy conditions.

The boys won 4½ points from 12 matches. 

Girls’ results (English names first)

Foursomes

Holly Clyburn, (capt., Woodhall Spa) & Jamie-Leigh Voss (Kirby Muxloe) beat

Sophie Rees & Gemma Bradbury 2&1.

Elizabeth Mallett (Sutton Coldfield Ladies’) & Rebecca Heeles (Royal Norwich) beat Anna Carling & Georgia Thomas 5&4

Singles

Voss beat Bradbury 2/1

Clyburn beat Rees 7/6

Mallett beat Thomas 4/3

Heeles lost to Carling 1 down