CORNISH golfer Emily Toy has been named in England Golf’s women’s squad for the 2021 season – achieving the feat for the third season running.

Toy was named in the England squad for the first time in 2019 after winning the New South Wales stroke play championship in Australia, and a subsequent Women's British Amateur title – the highest honour in the European amateur game – in June of that year helped secure a return in 2020.

But while the coronavirus pandemic hampered the progress of most players last year, the golfer from Longdowns is back in the squad again for 2021, with the news coming shortly after the 23-year-old was announced in the initial GB&I squad for the 2021 Curtis Cup and Vagliano Trophy.

The Vagliano Trophy will be played along with the Junior Vagliano Trophy at Golf Club de Lausanne, Switzerland from June 25-26, while the rearranged 41st Curtis Cup will be played at Conwy, Wales from August 26-28.

Toy, who represents Carlyon Bay GC, is joined by three newcomers to England Golf's women's squad, with Thalia Kirby from Buckinghamshire, Caitlin Whitehead from Cumbria and Hampshire's Emma Allen making their women's debuts, while Essex golfer Lily May Humphreys is returning to the squad.

There are four new names in the six-strong girls’ squad, with Somerset duo Davina Xanh and Patience Rhodes joined by Maggie Whitehead from Northumberland and Dubai-based Chiara Noja.

They will team up with 2020 squad members Lottie Woad from Surrey and Northumberland’s Rachel Gourley as the girls take on fresh challenges for 2021.

The key events for the women’s squad to focus on this season are the European Ladies’ Team Championship in July at Royal County Down in Northern Ireland and the Home Internationals to be held at Woodhall Spa in August.

England’s women and girls go into the Home International series as defending champions having won their respective events in 2019 at Downfield GC in Dundee.