Boyd in England team aiming to retain their Four Nations title
Cornwall amateur ace Sarah-Jane Boyd aims to help England complete a women's Home International hat-trick next week in Scotland.
The 21-year-old English amateur champion from Truro is among an eight-strong England Golf side seeking to retain the three-day Four Nations team championship at Scotscraig Golf Club, starting next Wednesday.
Surrey's Annabel Dimmock (Wentworth) and Cheshire's Rachael Goodall (Heswall) will represent England for the first time when they team up with established internationals Boyd, Dorset's 17-year-old Georgia Hall (Remedy Oak) Gabriella Cowley (Brocket Hall) Alex Peters (Notts Ladies) Amber Ratcliffe (Royal Cromer) and Lauren Taylor (Woburn) north of the border.
The reserves are Dorset's rising young star Sophie Keech (Parkstone), Sophie Lamb (Clitheroe), and Alice Hewson (Berkhamsted).
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The team will be captained by Lynn Booth and the coach is Steve Robinson.
Boyd was winner of the 2012 British stroke play, earning her a spot in the Ricoh Women's British Open. She tops the England Golf women's order of merit, sponsored by Lorrin Golf.
Hall is the British women's champion and was joint-low amateur at the Women's British Open. Last year she was Europe's number one woman golfer and the British girls' champion.
This season the talented teenager has represented Great Britain and Ireland in the Vagliano Trophy and Europe in the PING Junior Solheim Cup as well as winning two gold medals at the 2013 Australian Youth Olympic Festival.
Perennial four nations favourites England have won the women's home international series 20 times since the competition teed off in 1982.
England's men's team – including Royal North Devon international debutant Jimmy Mullen – won the men's 2013 home international series last month in Yorkshire.
West Cornwall's Harry Hall skippered England to a 10-2 Under-16 international win over Wales at Oswestry Golf Club.
Hall made his England junior debut in last year's under 16 international against Wales and was equal 14th in the English Boys Under-18 Championship for the Carris Trophy in July.
Staffordshire won their first Boys County Championship in emphatic fashion at Kedleston Park, Derbyshire beating Devon 8-1 on the final day.
Defending champions Yorkshire finished runners-up after overcoming Hampshire, Isle of Wight and the Channel Islands 6½-2½ following a surprise 5½-3½ defeat by Devon on the second day.
South West boys' champions Devon – who also finished fourth in 2012 – were pipped 5-4 on the opening day by Hampshire, Isle of Wight and the Channel Islands.
Devon's team were Ollie Cowl (Exeter) Danny Guy (Churston) Harry Konig (Tiverton) James Thompson (Torquay) Robbie Thompson (Torquay) Jacob Tinsley (East Devon) and Tom Trowbridge (Tiverton).
The PGA West Region 2013 Race to Woodbury Park final round takes place tomorrow and Friday at the mid-Devon course. Wales' Liam Bond (St Pierre) tops the order of merit.