Korea Date For England Women Internationals
England internationals Emma Allen and Lianna Bailey fly out this weekend to play against the professionals in next week’s Korea Women’s Open.
The championship, at Bear’s Best CheongNa Golf Club in South Korea, takes place from Thursday to Sunday, 14-17 June.
The players are taking up England Golf invitations to compete in the event. Women’s Performance Manger Rebecca Hembrough commented: “We are committed at England Golf to keep improving the playing opportunities for women and girls and this is a fantastic addition to the schedule.
“It will be an amazing experience to play in a Korean professional major event. To see first-hand how strong the golf is, but also to experience travelling to Asia to compete and enjoy the Korean culture.”
Bailey, 21, from Kirby Muxloe Golf Club in Leicestershire, has just won the St Rule Trophy and helped England become European team champions last summer. Emma Allen (pictured) 21, from Meon Valley, Hampshire, was runner-up in last year’s English women’s amateur and had a top ten in this year’s South American amateur.
Looking ahead to the trip Bailey commented: “It was pretty amazing when I got the phone call! The Koreans are leading women’s golf and it will be nice to see how I stack up against them.”