Alex Peters is England’s top woman golfer for 2013

Alex Peters

International Alex Peters has won a nip-and-tuck race to top the England Golf ladies’ order of merit, sponsored by the golf tour operator Lorrin Golf.

Alex, from Notts Ladies’ (image © Leaderboard Photography), has claimed the title of England’s top woman golfer by a tiny margin from fellow international, Sarah-Jane Boyd of Cornwall.

The two players were neck-and-neck over the closing stages of the competition. Sarah-Jane took the advantage after the British stroke play championship – where she tied seventh – but Alex snatched back the top spot in the penultimate event when she tied third in the Royal Birkdale scratch trophy.

Third place went to Meghan MacLaren of Northamptonshire, while Georgia Hall, the British amateur champion from Dorset, was fourth.

“I’ve had a good year and I’m really pleased to have won the order of merit,” said Alex, 19, who thanked Lorrin Golf for their support.

“It’s a big thing to win because it shows that all my hard work has paid off. I’ve been steady throughout the year and it proves that you don’t need to win, but you do need to be consistent to get to the top.”

David Kelly, the managing director of Lorrin Golf, commented: “Lorrin Golf would like to congratulate Alex Peters on her fantastic golf throughout 2013. As winner of the England Golf order of merit we wish Alex all the very best for her new challenges in 2014.”

Alex, who has represented England since she was 14, was runner-up in both the English amateur and Welsh stroke play championships. She also reached the last 16 in the British amateur championship.

Other highlights of her year included representing GB&I in the Vagliano Trophy match against the Continent of Europe. She was the only GB&I player to win her singles on the second day.

Now she plans another year in amateur ranks and will be targeting a place in the 2014 Curtis Cup team.

Women’s Order of Merit, sponsored by Lorrin Golf
Leading final places:

1 Alexandra Peters (Notts Ladies)
2 Sarah Jane Boyd (Truro)
3 Meghan MacLaren (Wellingborough)
4 Georgia Hall (Remedy Oak)
5 Gabriella Cowley (Brocket Hall)
6 Rachael Goodall (Heswall)
7 Charlotte Thomas (Singapore)
8 Emma Tayler (Saunton)
9 Samantha Fuller (Roehampton)
10 Charlotte Thompson (Channels)