ENGLAND BID FOR FOURTH HOME INTERNATIONALS TITLE IN FIVE YEARS
England, winners of the Miller Trophy at the Women's Home International Matches in 2011,2012 and 2014, bid to make it four victories in five years with five new caps in their team of eight - average age 18 - for the three-day match-play team highlight from September 9 to 11.
The 17‐year‐old, a member of Royal County Down Ladies’ Golf Club, gains a full exemption to next year’s Ricoh Women’s British Open which will be played at the end of July at Woburn Golf Club. In order to be eligible for the exemption Olivia must remain an amateur at least until that championship has been played.
Aditi Ashok from Bangalore, India is only 17 but she is number 52 in the World Rankings and leads the Women's British Open Amateur Stroke Play Championship at the halfway stage of the 72-hole event at Moortown Golf Club, Leeds.
Meghan MacLaren has to overcome the weight of golfing history if she is to retain the Ladies' British Open Amateur Stroke Play Championship at Moortown Golf Club near Leeds from August 19 to 21. No player has scored back-to-back title wins in this championship since Rebecca Hudson in 2000 and 2001.
3 SPANIARDS MAKE THE SEMI-FINALS OF THE GIRLS' AMATEUR
The great run of 15-year-old top seed Frida Kinhult from Sweden ended in the quarter-finals on another warm afternoon at West Kilbride Golf Club. Frida was beaten 3 and 2 by Spain's Maria Parra, who is one of three Spanish players to make the semi-finals.
Scottish Under-18 girls champion Fiona Liddell is the only British player through to the last 16 of the Girls' British open amateur championship after a warm sunny day for the start of the match-play stages.
The Scottish team of MacGarvie, Goadby and McWilliam helped Scotland to take the team title by 1 shot over Spain. Whilst Sweden's Frida Kinhult and Scotland's Hazel MacGarvie complete their second rounds at the Girls' British Open Amateur Championship as the top 2 seeds for match-play at West Kilbride.
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Brilliant golf by Great Britain and Ireland international Olivia Mehaffey spearheaded Ireland to a 6-3 win over Scotland on the opening day of the Girls Home International matches at Lanark Golf Club in Scotland.
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.
ENGLAND FIRM FAVOURITES TO WIN GIRLS' HOME INTERNATIONALS TITLE
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).
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.
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.
ANOTHER QUALITY FIELD FOR THE GIRLS' BRITISH OPEN AMATEUR CHAMPIONSHIP
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.
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.
CELINE BOUTIER IS NEW BRITISH OPEN AMATEUR CHAMPION
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.
DAY 4 OF THE LADIES' BRITISH OPEN AMATEUR CHAMPIONSHIP
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.
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.
ELIN ESBORN LEADER IN THE PORTSTEWART CLUBHOUSE ON DAY 1
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
DAY 1 OF THE LADIES' BRITISH OPEN AMATEUR CHAMPIONSHIP
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.
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.
COMMISSIONING OF THE CURTIS CUP 2016 OFFICIAL ARTWORK
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
LGU CONGRATULATES VICE PRESIDENT ON HER NEW YEAR'S HONOUR
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.”
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).
England gained a 1 point lead from the morning foursomes which could turn out to be vital in the title decider against England. The defending champions lead 2-1 going into the afternoon's six singles which will decide who wins the Stroyan Cup.
LEONA MAGUIRE READY FOR THE CHALLENGE OF PORTSTEWART
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.
COUGHLAN-RYAN TO CAPTAIN JUNIOR TEAM AGAINST CONTINENT OF EUROPE
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.
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.