England golfers flying high on world-wide tours

South African tour

England golfers, led by world number four Bronte Law, have been flying high with impressive results across the world.

Law was joint runner-up in the South American women’s amateur championship in Peru, losing out to a last-hole birdie by one of her playing partners. Meanwhile, Bradley Moore claimed third place in the Lake Macquarie Amateur in Australia.

Their successes followed immediately after the triumph of the team from the England men’s A squad, winning the Costa Ballena Quadrangular Tournament in Spain with emphatic wins over Finland, Germany and Spain.

In addition, England’s squad of four (pictured) have arrived in South Africa to begin their campaign of six tournaments, starting with the Gauteng North Stroke Play on Thursday. They are Jamie Bower (Meltham), Paul Kinnear (Formby), Alfie Plant (Sundridge Park) and Sean Towndrow (Southport & Ainsdale).

Bronte Law (Bramhall) was one of four England Golf players taking part in the South American Amateur in Lima. She completed the championship in six-under par and, as she played the last hole was involved in a four-way tie for top spot. The deadlock was broken by Sofia Garcia of Paraguay, who birdied the 18th to successfully defend her title.

Meghan MacLaren (Wellingborough) shared eighth place in the women’s championship, on one-over par.

In the men’s championship, Marco Penge (Golf at Goodwood) impressively finished sixth on three-under par – having opened with a five-over 77 in the first round.

He played his way back into the championship with 68 in the second round, which included a back nine of six-under 30, thanks to four birdies and an eagle two on a par four. He signed off with a birdie on the 72nd hole to take sixth place on his own.

James Allan (Chelmsford) was also aiming for a top ten finish before a disappointing run over the final seven holes, ending with a triple bogey on the 18th, dropped him back to 20th.

In Australia, Bradley Moore (Kedleston Park) was in contention throughout the Lake Macquarie Amateur. He opened with a pair of 68s before adding 73 70 for a nine-under total, finishing three shots behind the winner, Harrison Endycott of Australia.

Ashton Turner (Kenwick Park) shared 12th place on five under after rounds of 72 70 72 69.

Now, the Australian squad, which also includes Adam Chapman (Carus Green) moves on to their final event, the new South Wales Amateur, which begins on Wednesday.

Click here for South American Amateur scores

Click here for Lake Macquarie scores

Click here to read the full report of the Costa Ballena Quadrangular Tournament