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Team GBR’s World University Games golf team confirmed 21/06/2017

Fresh from the BUCS domestic golf tour programme, University of Stirling's Gemma Batty and Chloe Goadby will be joined by Birmingham's Megan Lockett at this year's World University Games in Chinese Taipei, 19 - 30th August.

Held biennially in major cities across the globe, the World University Games (WUGS) sees athletes come together to compete across 22 sports with the Summer Universiade the second largest multi-sport event after the Olympics.

Gemma Batty is no stranger to the international university circuit, having represented Great Britain at the World University Games in Gwangju in 2015 and the World University Championships in 2016. Following other outstanding tournament results in 2016 including winning the English Women’s Matchplay Championship and placing 5th in the British Ladies Amateur Strokeplay Championships, in early 2017 the Scot also walked away from the BUCS Golf Tour as women’s individual champion, a title she first won in 2015.

Batty will be joined by fellow Stirling student, Chloe Goadby. A Scottish international in both girls and international level, the 2016 BUCS Golf Tour women’s individual champion  has also achieved other accolades including placing 9th at the European Nations cup earlier this year.

University of Birmingham Sport and Exercise student, Megan Lockett has represented Wales in every representative team at junior and senior level including European young masters, European team championships and a World Team championships.

The British golf team will join almost 10,000 participants from over 170 countries expected to compete at the Games – with the overall Great Britain delegation to top 170.

At the last Games held in Gwangju, South Korea, Team GBR recorded its biggest medal haul in ten years, with 12 per cent of athletes medalling – a total of 11 podium finishes.

To be eligible, athletes must also be studying towards a degree or diploma at a university or similar institute – or have finished study in the year preceding the Games.

The golf team set to compete at the World University Games in Taipei is as follows:

Gemma Batty - University of Stirling
Chloe Goadby - University of Stirling
Megan Lockett - University of Birmingham

About Team GBR and the World University Games

British Universities & Colleges Sport (BUCS), the national governing body for High Education (HE) sport, is responsible for delivering Great Britain representative teams in the worldwide international university sporting programme.

Over 100 athletes will represent the GB team in 12 sports including: archery, athletics, women’s football, golf, women’s artistic gymnastics, rhythmic gymnastics, swimming, table tennis, taekwondo, tennis, men’s and women’s water polo and weightlifting.

Follow the team selections over the coming months, following the hashtags #WUGSGB and #TargetGREATNESS

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