Women at Is Molas, Italy
Lianna Bailey , 22, (Kirby Muxloe, Leicestershire) won the 2018 St Rule Trophy and was runner-up this year.
Annabell Fuller , 17, (Roehampton, Surrey) won the Major Champions Invitational in the United States
Alice Hewson , 21, (Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire) has twice helped England win European team gold medals.
Lily May Humphreys , 17, (Stoke by Nayland, Essex) has won the Irish and Welsh Stroke Play Championships and the Annika Invitational Europe.
Hannah Screen , 19, (Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire) led the qualifiers at the Women’s Amateur Championship.
Emily Toy , 21, (Carlyon Bay, Cornwall) is the new Women’s Amateur Champion
With a current Women’s World Amateur Golf Ranking of 157, she has continued to grow on and off the course, combining England international duties with a four-year golf scholarship programme at the University of Houston, Texas, USA.
Fayetteville’s Luke Long, the top finisher Wednesday among those with Arkansas ties at 2-under 69, said he doesn’t feel extra pressure to play well because he’s playing in his home state.
“It’s just another tournament, except I get to play at home, pretty close to home,” said Long, who plays college golf at the University of Houston.
Long, one of the first players to tee off Wednesday, said figuring out the wind direction on the Founders Course is a challenge.
“I thought the wind was up just a touch in the morning,” he said. “It was swirling, out there, so it was tough to diagnose where it was coming from.”
Long, who starts his second round at 1 p.m. today on the 10th tee, said he knows what he needs to do to be a factor the final two days.
“I’ll try to post a lower score, see if I can’t move up the leaderboard a little bit, get in contention,” said Long, who is in a nine-way tie for 13th.
Long is ahead of all six Arkansas Razorbacks golfers in the field: Julian Perico (71), Tyson Reeder (72), William Buhl (72), Mason Overstreet (73), Wil Gibson (75) and Luis Garza (76).
Sure hope Jonathan gets things turned around this coming year. A very good guy and a class act.