Former champion Tracey has to give Norfolk Championship a miss

Tracey and Amelia Williamson celebrate stretching their unbeaten run in the Mothers and Daughters' c

Tracey and Amelia Williamson celebrate stretching their unbeaten run in the Mothers and Daughters' competition in Surrey. Picture: Julia Burrows - Credit: Archant

A familiar name will be missing when the annual Norfolk Ladies County Championship gets under way at Royal Cromer Golf Club this Friday morning.

Multiple former champion Tracey Williamson is recovering from surgery and won't be able to challenge for another title on her home course.

But her family will be represented out on the course, with her 16-year-old daughter Amelia one of the favourites to lift the trophy on Sunday afternoon.

The England youth international, who has yet to win the county's biggest prize, is one of a string of talented youngsters who will be aiming to take centre stage on the north Norfolk coast.

Defending champion Ellie Brown from Barnham Broom, who beat Tracey in last season's final, is likely to be one of her main challengers, alongside another former winner in Amy Taylor from Bawburgh. The action in the three-day event gets under way at 8am on Friday.