DEVON GOLF ACE PIPPED IN NATIONAL FINAL

english womens golf association logoTiverton teenage ace Jess Bradley was narrowly beaten by Yorkshire's Claire Smith in the English Women's Open Mid-Amateur Championship final at Collingtree Park Golf Club.

Bradley, 18, was pipped by one hole by Smith despite birdie threes at the sixth and 10th and a superb 25 foot putt to par 13 before another birdie at the 14th.

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CORFIELD QUALIFIES FOR 2011 OPEN

Burnham and Berrow touring professional Lee Corfield has qualified for the 2011 Open Championship at Royal St George’s, which tees off two weeks from today.

 

Former Somerset amateur ace Corfield – an England Elite player and 2004 West of England Open Strokeplay champion in his amateur days - qualified for the Open with a three under par 139 score at local final qualifying at Littlestone, Kent.

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GLOUCS FINISH TO EWGA SOUTH WEST WEEK

english womens golf association logoGloucestershire topped the English Women's Golf Association South West Region leaderboard in dramatic style at North Wilts Golf Club.

The Gloucestershire girls waited until the final round to take over at the top by becoming the first team of the week to defeat defending champions Dorset, 5 ½ - 3 ½, and subsequently qualify for the EWGA county finals.

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WILTSHIRE IN TOP FORM AT SAUNTON

Wiltshire, who yesterday qualified for the English County Finals with the best team score from the 36 holes strokeplay score from the 2011 South Western Counties Amateur Championship at Saunton Golf Club, top the Matchplay Shield leaderboard at the start of day three.

 

Having rallied to overcome Gloucestershire on day one, Wiltshire beat Cornwall 8 ½ - 5 on day two having built up a 5-3 mid-match singles lead mid-match.

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SOUTH WEST COUNTIES WEEK TEES OFF

cornwall and truo's billy downing, courtesy & copyright tom ward sportThe 2011 South Western Counties Golf Association Championship Week is underway and host county Devon top the leaderboard after day one at Saunton.

Neil Holland’s Devon teed off their Matchplay Shield defence by beating Somerset 8 ½ - 5 ½ in yesterday’s opening round, Wiltshire rallied to beat Gloucestershire 7 ½ - 6 ½ while Dorset also lifted their tails to draw 7-7 with Cornwall.

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