Curtis Cup reserve Georgia Hall led the English challenge when she finished third at the Welsh women’s open stroke play championship at Ashburnham.
The 16-year-old international from Remedy Oak in Dorset was one of five English players in the top ten, alongside Curtis Cup player Kelly Tidy, girl international Emily Taylor, past England champion Kerry Smith and Lancashire’s Nikki Foster, who has also represented England.
Georgia shot one of the best scores of the championship when, in the second round, she returned a four-under par 70. It was exactly 10 shots better than her opening round and sent her soaring up the leaderboard into third place.
It was beaten only by Becky Harries of Wales who returned a final round 69 to win the championship, ahead of another Welsh player, Chloe Williams. Georgia, meanwhile, played the final round in level par to remain third, one shot ahead of Curtis Cup player Amy Boulden of Wales, who won last week’s Helen Holm Scottish stroke play title.
Leading final scores
Par 222 (3×74)
220 Becky Harries (Wal) 76 75 69.
222 Chloe Williams (Wal) 74 73 75
224 Georgia Hall (Remedy Oak) 80 70 74.
225 Amy Boulden (Wal) 78 75 72.
226 Kelly Tidy (Royal Birkdale) 76 74 76, Emily Taylor (Royal Lytham) 73 75 78.
227 Kerry Smith (Waterlooville) 75 78 74.
229 Nikki Foster (Pleasington) 77 74 78.
230 Laura Murray (Sco) 79 77 74
231 Katherine O'Connor (Wal) 74 78 79.
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