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INBEE PARK WINS BRITISH OPEN FOR CAREER GRAND SLAM

World Number One Inbee Park has made the 2015 Ricoh Women's British Open championship the seventh major victory of her brilliant career. The 27-year-old South Korean staged a grandstand finish to achieve a total of 12-under-par 278 and win the RWBO at Turnberry links for the first time.



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LUNA SOBRON WINS SMYTH SALVER

Luna Sobron

Spain's Luna Sobron was the only amateur to make the cut at the 2015 Ricoh Women's British Open and so wins the amateur prize before even playing her final two rounds.



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ENGLAND FIRM FAVOURITES TO WIN GIRLS' HOME INTERNATIONALS TITLE
 

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England will be favourites to extend their record run of seven straight titles in the Girls' Home International Matches since 2008 when they defend the Stroyan Cup at Lanark Golf Club from Wednesday to Friday (August 5 to 7).

 



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IT'S NOT OVER YET AT TURNBERRY

The stage is set for a battle royal over the final day of the Ricoh Women's British Open Championship at Trump Turnberry. A very windy, and at times very wet, third round left the top seven players with a three shot span on the leaderboard.



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WIND GIVES TURNBERRY BACK IT'S TEETH

Suzann Petterson

Suzann Petterson shot an early 69 at the Ricoh Women's British Open on a day that saw few players under par. Spain's Luna Sobron was the only amatuer to make the cut after testing weather conditions pushed top player's out of the competition.



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EVIAN MAJOR WINNER KIM LEADS AT END OF FIRST DAY

The lighthouse at Turnberry Golf Course

South Korea's Hyo Joo Kim posted an impressive 7 under par, 65 on her way to topping the leaderboard on the first day at the Ricoh Women's British Open.



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RICOH RENEWS SPONSORSHIP OF WOMENS BRITISH OPEN

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Global technology leader Ricoh signed an agreement with the Ladies Golf Union and IMG today to continue as title sponsor of the Ricoh Women's British Open through 2018.



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PLAYERS PREPARE FOR TOUGH CONDITIONS AT TURNBERRY

18th Tee at Turnberry Golf Course

Stacy Lewis' lost clubs, Michelle Wie's injuries and Lydia Ko's retirement announcement are the main headlines of the Tuesday before the Ricoh Women' British Open Championship!



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ELLIS TOPS THE QUALIFIERS AT IRVINE

 

 

Irvine Golf Club

Charlotte Ellis, playing in today's first grouping, topped the Final Qualifying for the Ricoh Women's British Open with an excellent 69, whilst World Amateur No. 2 Bronte Law is disqualified. 



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BEHIND THE SCENES AT TURNBERRY

Painting the walls white

Take a glimpse at some behind the scenes action from the build up to the Ricoh Women's British Open.



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ANOTHER QUALITY FIELD FOR THE GIRLS' BRITISH OPEN AMATEUR CHAMPIONSHIP

West Kilbride Golf Club

The quality of the field in the Girls' British Open Amateur Championship rises every year, and next month's event at West Kilbride Golf Club, Ayrshire is set to continue the trend. A strong field of 144 players, holding handicaps of 1.3 and better, will be competing at the Scottish venue from 10th to the 14th of August.



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A FINAL CHANCE TO MAKE IT TO TURNBERRY

Ricoh Womens British Open

The draw for the Ricoh Women’s British Open Final-Qualifying has been made, a competition which provides a final opportunity for professionals and amateurs to clinch a spot at Turnberry.



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LGU MONTHLY ON SKY SPORTS FOUR FROM 20TH - 22ND JULY

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Follow the action from the 2015 Ladies British Open Amateur Championship, Vagliano Matches and Junior Vagliano Matches.



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CONTINENT OF EUROPE WIN JUNIOR AND SENIOR VAGLIANO

European Junior Vagliano Team

The Continent of Europe won the Junior and Senior Vagliano Trophies in a stunning yet extremely tense final day at Malone Golf Club, Northern Ireland.

 



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VAGLIANO DAY 2 - FOURSOMES RESULTS

Frida Kinhult

The Continent of Europe have extended their leads this morning with the junior team 8-4 up and the seniors 9-7 ahead. This afternoon's singles will decide the Vagliano Trophy.



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DAY 1 AT VAGLIANO TROPHY SEES EUROPE AHEAD

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VAGLIANO SINGLES SCORING

 

JUNIOR VAGLIANO SINGLES

Europe edge ahead of GB & I as the first day of the Vagliano Trophy draws to a close.



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DAY 1 VAGLIANO FOURSOMES DRAW

Vagliano Trophy 2015

JUNIOR VAGLIANO FOURSOMES 

 

VAGLIANO TROPHY FOURSOMES

 

Spectators are welcome and admission is free.


Great Britain & Ireland team captain Elaine Farquharson-Black has gone for an all-Ireland lead-off pair of world No 1 Leona Maguire and Olivia Mehaffey.



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MALONE GETS READY TO HOST VAGLIANO TROPHY

Malone Golf Club

The final stages of preparation are well underway at Malone Golf Club, Northern Ireland which will play host to both Ladies' and Under-16 teams from GB & I and the Continenent of Europe.



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LINNEA STROM v CELINE BOUTIER IN BRITISH FINAL

Linnea Strom

This afternoon's final of the 112th Ladies' British Open Amateur Championship will be contested by Sweden's Linnea Strom and Celine Boutier from France, Continent of Europe team-mates at the upcoming Vagliano Trophy match at Malone GC, Belfast.



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CELINE BOUTIER IS NEW BRITISH OPEN AMATEUR CHAMPION

Celine Boutier

Celine Boutier, 21-year-old No 3 seed from the Paris suburb of Montrouge, is the new Ladies' British Open Amateur Champion. She beat 18-year-old Swedish player Linnea Strom from Gothenburg by 4 and 3 in the windswept 18-hole final at Portstewart Golf Club, Northern Ireland this afternoon.



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DAY 4 OF THE LADIES' BRITISH OPEN AMATEUR CHAMPIONSHIP

Paula Grant

World No 1 Leona Maguire's impressive run in the Ladies' British Open Amateur Championship was stopped in its tracks, by 26-year-old Australian Joanna Charlton, in this morning's round of the last 16. There was a measure of consolation for Irish supporters when Olivia Mehaffey (Royal Co Down) and Paula Grant won their ties to reach the quarter-finals.



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MEHAFFEY HOPES FOR HOME SUPPORT AT PORTSTEWART FINAL

Olivia Mehaffey

All roads will lead to Portstewart Golf Club for tomorrow's final day of the 112th Ladies' British Open Amateur Championship.



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DAY 3 OF THE LADIES' BRITISH OPEN AMATEUR CHAMPIONSHIP

Portstewart Golf Club

Leona Maguire continued her world-class form to sweep into the last 32 of the Ladies' British Open Amateur Championship at Portstewart GC, Northern Ireland.



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LEONA MAGUIRE CONTINUES WINNING STREAK AT PORTSTEWART

Leona Maguire

Leona Maguire played her two match play rounds today without posting a bogey to make it through to the second day of match play, at the Ladies' British Open Amateur Championship at Portstewart



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LEONA MAGUIRE LEADING QUALIFIER AT PORTSTEWART

Portstewart Golf Course

Leona Maguire, whose World No 1 female amateur ranking makes her favourite to win the Ladies' British Open Amateur Championship, has qualified as the top seed for the match play round with a score of 11 under. She was also part of the Irish trio of Olivia Mehaffey, Chloe Ryan and herself who took the international team title ahead of the Swedish in 2nd and United States in 3rd.

 

VIEW THE MATCH PLAY DRAW



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ELIN ESBORN LEADER IN THE PORTSTEWART CLUBHOUSE ON DAY 1

Elin Esborn

Elin Esborn, an 18-year-old from Gothenburg, Sweden, knocked World No 1 Leona Maguire off the pole position after 6pm as the first qualifying round in the Ladies' British Open Amateur Championship drew to a close in the evening sunshine at Portstewart Golf Club, Northern Ireland



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DAY 1 OF THE LADIES' BRITISH OPEN AMATEUR CHAMPIONSHIP

Leona Maguire

World No 1 Leona Maguire lived up to her star billing with a brilliant, six-under-par round of 67 (35-32) to take a two-stroke lead. Pleasant weather allowed many of the field to score under par on the first morning at Portstewart Golf Course, Northern Ireland. 



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VAGLIANO TEAMS ANNOUNCED

Vagliano Trophy 2015

The LGU has today announced the Great Britain & Ireland team of nine which will challenge the Continent of Europe for the Vagliano Trophy at Malone Golf Club, Belfast on 26 & 27th June 2015.



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EXCITING MEMBER DISCOUNT WITH FRED. OLSEN

Save 10%* off the cost of any Fred. Olsen Cruise!

 

The Ladies' Golf Union and Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines are delighted to announce a brand new benefit for Ladies' Golf Union members & family.

 

This saving is in addition to any promotional discounts on offer at the time of booking.



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CURTIS CUP 2016 OFFICIAL HOTEL
 

CC 2016 Poster

The Ladies’ Golf Union has chosen the five-star Radisson Blu St Helen's Hotel, Dublin as the official hotel for next year's Curtis Cup match between the best female amateur golfers in Great Britain & Ireland and their counterparts in the United States.

 



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SAD LOSS FOR LADIES' GOLF 

Marigold Spier

It is with regret the LGU reports the death of Miss Marigold Speir on Wednesday 8 April.

 

Miss Speir played in the Great Britain and Ireland team in the 1957 Vagliano Trophy match against the Continent of Europe. 



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COMMISSIONING OF THE CURTIS CUP 2016 OFFICIAL ARTWORK

Lucy Tormey & Liz Jordan (Lady Captain)

The 39th Curtis Cup match takes place from the 10-12 June 2016 and Dun Laoghaire G.C., situated near the picturesque village of Enniskerry in Dublin, Ireland, will host the match between the top women amateur players from GB & I and the USA. 



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JOINT STATEMENT FROM THE LADIES’ GOLF UNION AND THE R&A

Exploratory discussions are underway between the Ladies’ Golf Union (LGU) and The R&A towards establishing a more closely coordinated working relationship and the possibility of a merger between the two organisations.

 



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LADIES’ GOLF UNION RAISES OVER £500,000 TO STOP BREAST CANCER FOR GOOD

Lady golfers from across Great Britain and Ireland have joined forces to fight breast cancer as the Ladies’ Golf Union (LGU) presents Breakthrough Breast Cancer with an incredible donation of £500,000.



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LGU SEEKS HOST VENUE FOR 2020 CURTIS CUP

The 41st Curtis Cup match between Great Britain & Ireland and the United States will be played in 2020 at a venue selected by the Ladies’ Golf Union.   Golf clubs who would like to be considered as hosts for the prestigious three-day match in June of that year are now invited by the LGU to express a written interest by 31st March 2015.



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RICOH WOMEN'S BRITISH OPEN MOVES TO SKY IN 2017
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The Ladies Golf Union and IMG today can confirm a new five-year broadcast agreement for the Ricoh Women’s British Open with the UK’s two largest sports broadcasters, Sky and the BBC, running from 2017 – 2021, in an arrangement similar to that announced last week by the R&A for the Open Championship.



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LGU SADDENED AT LOSS OF CATHERINE BAILEY

All at the LGU were saddened to hear of the death of Catherine Bailey (Tandridge) on Wednesday 4th February.

 

Catherine was Senior Ladies’ British Champion 1988 & 1989. She represented Surrey for many years and was a member of at least 3 winning teams in the County Championship Finals. 



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LGU APPOINTS HELEN AS TEAM MANAGER

Helen Hewlett

Lincolnshire Ladies' County Captain and seven times County champion, Helen Hewlett (nee Dobson)  has accepted an invitation from the Ladies’ Golf Union, to be team manager of the Great Britain & Ireland teams for the Vagliano Trophy matches at Malone Golf Club, Belfast on June 26-27 and next year's Curtis Cup match at Dun Laoghaire Golf Club, near Dublin.



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LGU CONGRATULATES VICE PRESIDENT ON HER NEW YEAR'S HONOUR

Sue Johnson

Yorkshire’s Sue Johnson, a Vice President of the LGU and one of the first Presidents of England Golf, has been made an OBE for services to golf in the New Year Honours list. 

 

“This is a very great honour,” said Sue, who has held prominent positions within golf at national, county and club level. “I must be very lucky to be honoured for doing something which has given me the greatest pleasure.” 



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PRESS RELEASE FROM THE LADIES' GOLF UNION

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The Ladies’ Golf Union today announced that CEO Shona Malcolm will step down at the end of this month.

 



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USA NAMES CAPTAIN FOR 2016 CURTIS CUP

Robin Burke

The United States Golf Association announced today that Robin Burke, of Houston, Texas, has been selected as captain of the 2016 USA Curtis Cup Team. The 39th Match will be played from 10-12 June. 2016 at Dun Laoghaire Golf Club near Dublin, Ireland.   The Curtis Cup Match is an eight-female team competition between the USA and Great Britain and Ireland (GB&I).



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2015 LGU ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING AND ANNUAL DINNER

The 2015 LGU AGM and Annual Dinner will be held in St Andrews on 20 & 21 February.

The Annual Dinner will be held at The Old Course Hotel Golf Resort & Spa, St Andrews on Friday 20 February with the AGM being held at the same venue on Saturday 21 February.



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LUNA SOBRON LEADING THE AMATEUR SALVER CHASE

Luna Sobron

Six non-professionals in the field of 144 are competing for the Smyth Salver and Silver Medal which goes to the leading amateur who completes 72 holes.



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LEONA MAGUIRE READY FOR THE CHALLENGE OF PORTSTEWART

Leona Maguire tees off on the first hole of her final practice round.

If international class counts for anything then the winner of the 112th Ladies' British Open Amateur
Championship at Portstewart Golf Club, Northern Ireland this week should be one of the nine players who will be playing in the GB and I versus Continent of Europe Vagliano Trophy match at Malone Golf Club, Belfast on June 26th and 27th.



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COUGHLAN-RYAN TO CAPTAIN JUNIOR TEAM AGAINST CONTINENT OF EUROPE

Claire Coughlan- Ryan

The Ladies’ Golf Union (“LGU”) is pleased to announce the appointment of Claire Coughlan-Ryan of Ireland as Captain of the GB&I Junior Vagliano team which will play a Continent of Europe side at Malone Golf Club, Belfast, in June 2015.

 

 



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LGU ANNOUNCES GB & I ASTOR TROPHY TEAM 

The Astor Trophy

The 5 player GB & I team to defend the Astor Trophy title in Australia from 11-16th January has been named.  A mixture of youth and experience has been selected to defend the Astor Trophy for Great Britain & Ireland in Australia.



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R&A PACE OF PLAY SURVEY
 
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One of the hot topics in golf at the moment is pace of play. Pace of play is affected by many factors, including player ability and behaviour, management practices and course difficulty and set-up.



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Updated: 30th July 2015
Click for more details of the LGU Order of Merit
1
Olivia Mehaffey (IRL)
 +8 
Bronte Law (ENG)
 -1 
Meghan MacLaren (ENG)
 -1 
Paula Grant (IRL)
 -1 
Chloe Williams (WAL)
 -1 
Chloe Ryan (IRL)
 -1 
Inci Mehmet (ENG)
 +11 
Alice Hewson (ENG)
 +5 
Maria Dunne (IRL)
10  +7 
India Clyburn (ENG)
11  -4 
Becky Harries (WAL)
12  -4 
Sophie Lamb (ENG)
13
Gemma Clews (ENG)
14  -5 
Olivia Winning (ENG)
15  -3 
Lianna Bailey (ENG)
16  -5 
Bethan Popel (ENG)
17  -2 
Lizzie Prior (ENG)
18  -2 
Samantha Giles (ENG)
19  -1 
Sophie Keech (ENG)
20
Ellie Goodall (ENG)
21
Annabel Bailey (ENG)
22
Emily Slater (ENG)
23
Cloe Frankish (ENG)
24  +1 
Jessica Ross (IRL)
25  +1 
Sinead Sexton (IRL)
26  -2 
Gabrielle MacDonald (SCO)
27
Sarah Helly (IRL)
28  +2 
Samantha Fuller (ENG)
29  +2 
Niamh McSherry (IRL)
30  +4 
Mary Doyle (IRL)
31  +1 
Nia Greville (WAL)
32  +14 
Clara Young (SCO)
33  +4 
Connie Jaffrey (SCO)
34  -5 
Dulcie Sverdloff (ENG)
34
Rochelle Morris (ENG)
36
Chelsea Masters (ENG)
37  +1 
Lauren Horsford (ENG)
38  +1 
Bethany Garton (ENG)
38  +1 
Kerry Smith (ENG)
40  +1 
Georgina Mundy (ENG)
41  -13 
Hayley Davis (ENG)
42
Emma Allen (ENG)
43
Eloise Healey (ENG)
43  +4 
Hannah McCook (SCO)
45  -13 
Leona Maguire (IRL)
46  -2 
Katherine O'Connor (WAL)
47  -2 
Jessica Bradley (ENG)
48  +1 
Poppy Finlay (ENG)
49  +2 
Jean O'Driscoll (IRL)
49  +2 
Victoria Mallett (ENG)
51  +2 
Annabel Wilson (IRL)
52  +2 
Bronwyn Davies (ENG)
53  +2 
Emma O'Driscoll (IRL)
53  +2 
Louise Coffey (IRL)
55  +2 
Shannon McWilliam (SCO)
56  +19 
Rachel Taylor (SCO)
56  +2 
Charlotte Austwick (ENG)
56  +2 
Abi Laker (ENG)
59  +1 
Jessica Carty (IRL)
59  +53 
Jessica Meek (SCO)
61
Tara Gribben (IRL)
62  -15 
Lauren Hillier (WAL)
63  -1 
Hollie Muse (ENG)
63  -1 
Julie McCarthy (IRL)
65  -1 
Rachel Walker (SCO)
65  -16 
Lisa Maguire (IRL)
67  -1 
Jae Bowers (ENG)
68  -1 
Penelope Brown (ENG)
69  -1 
Harriet Allsebrook (ENG)
69  -1 
Ailsa Summers (SCO)
71  -1 
Tara MacTaggart (SCO)
71  -1 
Chloe Goadby (SCO)
73  +27 
Fiona Liddell (SCO)
73  -1 
Charlie Field (ENG)
73  -1 
Jessica Schiele (ENG)
76  -2 
Miranda Brain (ENG)
77  -2 
Jordan Ryan (WAL)
78  -1 
Laura Doherty (IRL)
78  -1 
Georgia Price (ENG)
78  -1 
Ashleigh Greenham (ENG)
78  -1 
Jessica Evans (WAL)
78  -1 
Amy Farrell (IRL)
83  -1 
Shannon Burke (IRL)
83  -1 
Ciara Casey (IRL)
83  -1 
Katrina Gillum (ENG)
86  -1 
Heather Munro (SCO)
86  -1 
Kate McIntosh (SCO)
88  -1 
Charlotte Leathem (ENG)
88  -1 
Sophie Madden (ENG)
90  -1 
Victoria Craig (IRL)
91  -1 
Georgina Blackman (ENG)
92  -1 
Karen Delaney (IRL)
93  -1 
Samantha Birks (WAL)
93  -1 
Gillian Paton (SCO)
95  -1 
Charlotte Hartshorn (ENG)
95  -1 
Mary Dowling (IRL)
97  -1 
Aedin Murphy (IRL)
97  -1 
Jacqueline Sneddon (SCO)
97  -1 
Mairead Martin (IRL)
100  +1 
Emily J Coleman (ENG)
101  +1 
Gemma Batty (ENG)
101  +1 
Niamh Ward (IRL)
103  +1 
Eilidh Watson (SCO)
103  +1 
Hollie Vizard (ENG)
105  +1 
Katie Reid (SCO)
105  +1 
Carla Reynolds (IRL)
105  +1 
Ella Griffiths (WAL)
105  +1 
Sheena Wood (SCO)
109  +1 
Sarah Cunningham (IRL)
109  +1 
Megan Lockett (WAL)
111  +1 
Nicola Callander (SCO)
112  +2 
Emma Newlove (ENG)
112  +2 
Rachel Polson (SCO)
114  +2 
Jemma Chalmers (SCO)
114  +2 
Shannen Brown (IRL)
114  +2 
Karen Marshall (SCO)
117  +2 
Elizabeth Mallett (ENG)
117  +2 
Laura Grant (IRL)
117  +2 
Meadhbh Doyle (IRL)
120  +2 
Samantha Meese (ENG)
120  +2 
Jordana Graham (SCO)
122  +2 
Ariana Coyle Diez (IRL)
123  +2 
Wendy Nicholson (SCO)
123  +2 
Isobel Wardle (ENG)
125  +2 
Lesley Atkins (SCO)
126  +2 
Charlotte Thomas (ENG)
126  +2 
Emma Harris (ENG)
126  -62 
Lauren Whyte (SCO)
126  +2 
Daisy-May Kenny (ENG)
130  +1 
Ella Ofstedahl (ENG)
130  +1 
Aoife Lowry (IRL)
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