English amateurs qualify for Women’s British Open


Six English amateurs, led by Curtis Cup player Bronte Law, have qualified for the Ricoh Women’s British Open which starts at Royal Liverpool on Thursday.

Bronte Law (Bramhall, Image © Leaderboard Photography) was the top scoring amateur in final qualifying at Caldy Golf Club, Cheshire, finishing in third place with a level par round of 72.  

She was followed by English girls’ champion Emily Taylor (Hillside), Curtis Cup player Charley Hull (Woburn), and English stroke play champion Alex Peters (Notts Ladies), who all scored 73 and shared fifth place.

Another of England’s Curtis Cup players, Holly Clyburn (Woodhall Spa) qualified on 74, while Charlotte Thompson (Channels), the runner-up in the English stroke play, scored 75.

A total of 21 players who scored 75 or better qualified for the championship.

Afterwards Emily Taylor – who last week helped England win the women’s Home Internationals – commented on her achievement: “Playing in the Open is massive for me – I tried to qualify last year but missed out by two and that made me want it even more.

If you can put on a good show in the Open your career can come on leaps and bounds. It is so exciting to be playing alongside the world’s best. But I am not going to put pressure on myself – it is all about going out there and learning from the experience.”

Emily sealed her score with a birdie four on the last after she played her approach shot in to within six inches of the pin.

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