Champion Sammie wins again

Sammie Giles

English women’s mid-amateur champion Sammie Giles kept her good form going to win the Liphook Scratch Cup by the narrowest of margins.

The Cornwall player pipped girl international Sophie Keech on countback after they tied on two-under par at the end of the 36-hole event on the Hampshire course.

Sammie, 19, (St Mellion, image © Leaderboard Photography) was playing in the event for the fourth time, took the trophy by virtue of her second round score of two-under 70. Third place went to Surrey’s Lauren Horsford who had the low score of the day with her first round 69 and finished two ahead of Carolyn Walley of Leicestershire. Fourteen-year-old England international Hollie Muse finished fifth.

Leading scores
142 Sammie Giles (St Mellion) 72 70; Sophie Keech (Parkstone) 70 72
143 Lauren Horsford (Wimbledon Park) 69 74
145 Carolyn Walley (Cosby) 72 73
147 Hollie Muse (West Lancashire) 76 71; Kerry Smith (Waterlooville) 72, 75