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Norfolk golfer Amelia Williamson plays her part as England finish in style

PUBLISHED: 05:15 21 July 2017

Royal Cromer's Amelia Williamson (back row, middle) and her England Junior colleagues celebrate their bronze medal in the European Junior Team Champonships in Finland. Picture: England Golf

Royal Cromer's Amelia Williamson (back row, middle) and her England Junior colleagues celebrate their bronze medal in the European Junior Team Champonships in Finland. Picture: England Golf

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Norfolk youngster Amelia Williamson has a medal to show for her efforts in the European Junior Team Championships in Finland.

The 17-year-old from Royal Cromer played an important role as England Girls beat their French counterparts 5-2 to ensure a highly respectable third place finish.

England shared the foursomes points, with Williamson and Lily May Humphreys winning their game 3&2, while in the singles Humphreys won on the last, Hollie Muse on the 19th, Sammy Fuller 4&3 and Emily Price by one hole.

Williamson was beaten 4&3 in her match, but England emerged comfortable victors.

Team coach Mark Day was impressed by the team’s efforts, saying: “These were some of the best and bravest performances I’ve seen on the golf course.

“The ability to pick themselves up after the semi-final defeat by Italy and put in a winning performance against a strong French line-up took courage, teamwork and great skill.”

Amelia then had switch her focus to individual strokeplay for one of her biggest events of the summer, the English Women’s Amateur Championships at Lindrick Golf Club near Worksop.

She made the cut with something to spare after a couple of 76s but was unable to push on yesterday, with a morning third round of 78 seeing her slip back.

She rounded off her campaign with a xx to finish in a respectable xx position.

Norfolk colleague Abigail O’Riordan also did her county proud by being around for all three days. She was just four shots off the lead after an opening 74 and made the cut with an 81 before finishing down the field after rounds of 88 and xx.

Ellie Brown (78, 82), Amy Taylor (85,79) and Immy Leeder (85, 86) all missed the cut.

In the European boy’s team championship England were beaten 5-2 by Germany in their final match, with Norfolk’s Toby Briggs victorious.

The Dunston Hall youngster has another big event to look forward to next week, the Carris Trophy, which is being held at West Sussex Golf Club. The English U18 boys’ open championship gets under way next Tuesday and runs until Friday, with the leading 60 players and ties from a field of 144 qualifying for the final two days.

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