Southwell girl Elizabeth Wilson wins girls golfing national schools championships and will represent England
Elizabeth Wilson has won the under-16 Girls National Schools Championships and will now represent England in an international match against Wales in August.
The fourteen-year-old from Southwell is in the England Golf’s East Midlands regional squad.
As the county school’s champion, she qualified for the under-16 National Schools Championships at Chesterfield Golf Club.
She first came out on top at the uner-18 County Schools championships held at College Pines, Worksop, and then won the under-18 Midlands Schools Championships at the Shropshire Golf Centre.
She finished 11th in the National Schools under-18 Championships at Gog Magog, Cambridge, representing the Midlands before winning the under-16 nationals with a round of 74.
The avid golfer started playing when she was six at Norwood Park where she attended junior sessions and played on the par three course.
At the age of nine, she moved onto the main course and her ability was evident even then.
“She is keeping her options open for the future and seeing where golf takes her,” said her mother, Claire Wilson.
“One possibility is getting a golf scholarship in America.”
“The County has a very strong team of girl golfers which Elizabeth enjoys being a part of, she enjoys making friendships with other junior golfers along the way.
“Elizabeth enjoys most sports but uses a lot of her spare time trying to improve her golf skills.”
Elizabeth has a few competitions scheduled around the country for the rest of summer including the Scottish girls under-14/16 championships at Forfar. and the North of England under-16 championships at Heswell.