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R&A Girls U16 Amateur Championship

The R&A Girls’ U16 Amateur Championship will take place at Enville from 23-25 April, a leading event for up-and-coming female golfers.

The 54-hole stroke play event, first played at Fulford in 2018, was introduced as part of The R&A’s drive to boost the girls’ game in Great Britain and Ireland and beyond, as well as provide a pathway to the elite amateur level for leading young players.

 

 

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2019 Girls U16 Amateur Champion

Francesca Fiorellini (ITA)

The 2019 Girls U16 Amateur Championship was won by Italy's Francesca Fiorellini. The 13-year-old sealed a three-shot victory over Scotland's Carmen Griffiths and lift the trophy at Fulford Golf Club in York.  

2021 Championship

Carmen Griffiths at Fulford

2021 Championship

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History

Enville Golf Club - 23-25 April 2021

The 2021 R&A Girls’ U16 Amateur Championship will take place at Enville from 23-25 April.

First staged in 2018, the event attracts leading players from across the world. A starting field of 90 junior girl golfers will tee it up in pursuit of success.

 

 

Enville, the Staffordshire venue, was founded in 1935. It is one of the finest examples of heathland golf in the UK. The facilities were gradually extended over a period of years until 1983, with the two 18-hole Highgate and Lodge Courses now both popular. Back in 2010, one of the most extensive practice facilities in the Midlands was added.

In 2020, Enville become the latest among a growing list of English clubs to sign up to the R&A’s Women in Golf Charter.

 
Enville Golf Club
Highgate Common
Enville
Stourbridge 
DY7 5BN
Tel: +44 (0) 1384 872074
 

FORMAT

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2021 Championship

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Entry is open to female members of a recognised golf club, who hold a current CONGU handicap or overseas equivalent and who are under 16 years of age at 0001 hours on 1 January in the year of the Championship.

Entries shall be limited to 90.  In the event of entries exceeding this number, the 90 players with the lowest exact handicaps will be accepted. 
Players may notify The R&A of any reduction in handicap before the closing date for entries.

The Championship shall consist of 54 holes of stroke play.  One round of 18 holes shall be played on each of the three days. There will be no cut.
 

HISTORY

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2021 Championship

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History

The inaugural Girls’ U16 Amateur Championship took place at Fulford near York in 2018.

Scotland’s Hannah Darling holed a closing 40-foot birdie putt to seal a dramatic victory, denying Beth Coulter from Ireland. 

A year later, Italy's Francesca Fiorellini claimed success. The then 13-year-old sealed a three-shot victory over Scotland's Carmen Griffiths, again at Fulford.

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