R&A Girls' Amateur Championship, big event

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R&A Girls' Amateur Championship, big event

Italy participates in the 93rd edition of The R&A Girls' Amateur Championship, one of the most prestigious youth tournaments held at the Carnoustie Golf Links in Carnoustie in Scotland from 8 to 14 August. The team is composed of: Giulia Bellini, Diana Maria Casartelli, Ginevra Coppa, Francesca Fiorellini.

Lorena Rossettin, Marta Spiazzi and Noa Zocco who will have the support of the Federal Coach Roberto Recchione and the teammate Stefano Sardi. Two other Italians will compete on a personal basis, Cristina Albertazzi and Rebecca Galasso.

The R&A Girls' Amateur Championship, schedule

144 competitors will parade on the starting tee. After qualifying on 36 medal holes, 18 per day, the best 64 will access the single elimination match plays, all on 18 holes with the exception of the final on 36.

For the first time in history the match plays will take place on the Carnoustie course in coinciding with those of the Boys Amateur Championship. The winner will enter the field of the Women’s Amateur Championship and the US Girls ’Junior Championship by right.

The tournament, born in 1919, ran until 1938 at Stoke Park in Stoke Poges in Buckinghamshire. After the suspension for the Second World War, it resumed in 1949 becoming itinerant. The blues have imposed themselves four times with Stefania Croce (1986), Silvia Cavalleri (1990), Tullia Calzavara (2000) and with Emilie Alba Paltrinieri (2016) and on three other occasions they came second with the same Croce (1987), Laura Sedda (2010) and with Roberta Liti (2013).

Among the winners, many players who then wrote important pages in the history of European and world golf, among which we remember the French Anne Marie Palli (1973) and Marie-Laure De Lorenzi (1978), the Swedish Maria Hjorth (1991) and Anna Nordqvist (2005), the Norwegians Suzann Pettersen (1999) and Marianne Skarpnord (2003), the Spanish Azahara Muñoz (2004) and the English Georgia Hall (2012).

Among the most promising young women of the moment, the English Lily May Humphreys (2017), the Austrian Emma Spitz (2018) and the Czech Pia Babnik (2019). Carnoustie is a North Sea town in east-central Scotland, part of the administrative area of Angus and situated along the Barry Burn Estuary. The resort is famous for its golf courses.