A golfer from Minchinhampton has been selected to represent England for next month’s World Amateur Team Championships.

England Golf has named its teams for October’s World Amateur Team Championships at Abu Dhabi’s Golf Club’s national course in the United Arab Emirates.

One of those selected is 22-year-old Caley McGinty, from Minchinhampton, who won the South American Amateur Open in Ecuador in January followed by the Westbrook Invitational in the USA in February.

She has impressed in a host of competitions throughout the year, including a top-20 finish at the Augusta National Women’s Amateur Championship.

Stroud News and Journal: Caley McGinty from Minchinhampton to represent England next month

Charlotte Heath, who finished as the top amateur at last month’s AIG Women’s Open, is named in the three-woman team challenging for the Espirito Santo Trophy alongside Lottie Woad and Caley McGinty, with all three having helped England Women pick up a silver medal at the European Team Championship in Finland in July.

Woad helped Europe win the Patsy Hankins Trophy in Spain earlier this summer and was also part of the England team which won the Home Internationals in August. 

The women will tackle the National Course at Abu Dhabi from October 25-28.

Jack Bigham and Barclay Brown, who both impressed at the Walker Cup for Great Britain & Ireland, are in the men’s team, as is Tyler Weaver, who was a reserve for the Walker Cup following his tremendous 2023 which has seen him win the Carris Trophy, finish runner-up at the English Amateur Championship and represent England at the Home Internationals.

The male trio will compete for the Eisenhower Trophy from October 18-21.

Eisenhower Trophy, National Course, Abu Dhabi GC, UAE, 18-21 October

Jack Bigham, 20 – Harpenden GC, Hertfordshire

Barclay Brown, 22 – Hallamshire GC, Yorkshire

Tyler Weaver, 18 – Bury St Edmunds GC, Suffolk

Espirito Santo Trophy, National Course, Abu Dhabi GC, UAE, 25-28 October

Charlotte Heath, 21 – Huddersfield GC, Yorkshire

Caley McGinty, 22 – Minchinhampton GC, Gloucestershire

Lottie Woad, 19 – Farnham GC, Surrey

In both the Eisenhower Trophy and the Espirito Santo Trophy, each team member will play 18 holes of stroke play on each day of the competition.

A total of the two lowest scores from each team will count towards the team’s score each day.