BURNHAM & Berrow golfer Mimi Rhodes has made the cut for her country, as England Golf named the players who will make up its women's and girls' squads for 2020.

Rhodes, 18, who won the Justin Rose Telegraph Junior Masters last year, is one of four players in the women's squad.

England Golf's women’s performance manager Rebecca Hembrough insisted the job of selecting the squads was trickier than ever due to the quality of players at all levels of the game.

She said: "They are a strong and dedicated group of young women that have been challenging themselves and one another with the support of the coaching programme since October.

“There were some extremely tough decisions to make, but the squad sizes were reduced to provide more individualised coaching support, with an eye on a big year at the Europeans, Home Internationals and World Amateur Team Championships.

“We fully envisage selections to continue to be very competitive this year and we’re really excited by this.”

The Club de Golf Escorpion in Valencia, Spain will stage the European Ladies’ Team Championships between July 7-11.

The Home Internationals will take place at Royal St David’s Golf Club in Harlech, Wales, between August 5-7.

England’s women and girls will defend titles won last year at a rain-soaked Downfield Golf Club in Dundee.

The 2020 World Amateur Team championships will be held at the Tanah Merah Country Club in Singapore between October 14-17, after organisers switched the event from its original venue in Hong Kong.

Both the women’s and girls’ squads are flying out to Quinta Do Lago in Portugal for a warm-weather training camp, as they continue preparations for the season.

Women’s squad

Charlotte Heath (aged 18, Huddersfield)

Lily May Humphreys (17, Stoke by Nayland)

Mimi Rhodes (18, Burnham & Berrow)

Emily Toy (22, Carlyon Bay)

Girls’ squad

Jess Baker (17, Gosforth Park)

Rafiah Banday (16, Royal Mid Surrey)

Rosie Belsham (18, Whitley Bay)

Rachel Gourley (15, Arcot Hall)

Ellie Gower (17, based in USA)

Caitlin Whitehead (17, Carus Green)

Lottie Woad (16, Farnham)