Island Games 2015: Jersey select women's golf team

Jenny Deeley putting
Jenny Deeley won individual and team gold at the 1997 Island Games in Jersey

Jersey have gone for a mix of youth and experience in their women's golf team for this summer's Island Games.

The island has selected 14-year-old Flora Keites and 18-year-old Hannah Scriven alongside Jenny Deeley, 52 and Frances Shaw who is 48.

Deeley is the most experienced player in the side, having won Island Games gold in 1997, the last time Jersey hosted the games.

The La Moye and Royal Jersey golf clubs will play host to the event.

The president of the Jersey Ladies Golf Association, Nicki Langly-Smith, said of Deeley: "She's got so much experience, she's going to be a wonderful player to have in our team."

Despite their young age both Keites and Scriven have a good deal of experience, with both of the five-handicap players representing Jersey at junior and senior level, as well as having success with Hampshire at county level.

"We wanted the two girls in because they're both wonderful players but we also needed the experience as well with Jenny and Frances," Langly-Smith added to told BBC Radio Jersey.

"Flora will be wonderful. She's played for Hampshire, she's played in the island team and she's the current Royal Jersey champion.

"Although it's the first time she's played in something like this, I'm sure she'll rise to the occasion."

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