Williams Edges Hull In English Amateur
Hertfordshire’s Lucy Williams won the
English Women’s Close Amateur Championship
at West Sussex when she defeated 15-year-old
Charley Hull of Woburn on the 19th hole.
Williams, 21, came back from 1 down after
16 in Saturday’s final to take
the title on the 19th with a
On the decisive 19th, a
par 5, Williams reached the
edge of the green in two
shots and took two putts
from there for her birdie.
Meanwhile, Hull, ranked
19th in the world, was right of the green in
two, in light rough with the edge of a hump to
negotiate, and failed to get up and in, settling
for a par.
This was the first time Williams has played
in the event, which clashed with school and
then university commitments, when she was a
student at Birmingham on the Talented Athlete
Scholarship Scheme. Now, with her degree
under her belt, she’s taking her parents up on a
promise of a year of golf.
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BARTMAN, BOOKER WIN CARLTON WOODS
David Bartman, of Los Angeles, shot 2-over-
par 218 to win the Carlton Woods Invitational
Mid-Am Division by one shot over Dusty Smith,
of Beaumont, Tex., and by two over Mark
Knecht, of Paducah, Ky.
University of Houston alum Mike Booker won
the Senior Division with the same final score,
which was five shots better than Jerry Hudgins,
of Kingwood, Tex. Booker is a member and
former club champion at The Club at Carlton
Woods, and believes: “It’s sometimes harder to
play at your own course, in front of your friends,
with higher expectations.”
FIFE CLAIMS TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP
Fife edged out defending champions North
East in a thrilling finale at the Moneygate
Scottish Area Team Championship Sunday in
Prestwick to secure a historic maiden title. Bill
Dickson’s side, who comfortably defeated the
Lothians in their morning semifinal, produced a
spectacular comeback to deny the North East a
second consecutive title.
Kevin Blyth, who was drafted in as a last-minute replacement for injured Greg Paterson, along with playing partner Peter Latimer
sparked their side’s recovery, coming from
behind to seal a two-hole victory over Scott
Larkin and Adam Dunton, and in doing so secure a second foursomes win of the day for the
It was Lundin’s James White who won the
decisive point for Fife, coming back from three
down against former British Boys champion
Jordan Findlay to win on the final green. Three
behind after 10 holes, White produced a stunning back nine that included birdies at 12, 14
and 18 to claim a victory that meant the remaining match on the course between David
Law and Scott Stewart-Cation was irrelevant
with the pair agreeing on a halved match playing the 17th all square.
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BLUM CLAIMS HAVEMEYER INVITATIONAL
Michael Blum defeated Mike Reardon 3 and
2 to claim the Havemeyer Invitational title at
Southward Ho CC on Long Island, N. Y. Stroke A