Gold Cup win for Charlotte

Charlotte Ellis Roehampton Gold Cup

After two years of amateur winners, the Roehampton Gold Cup has been reclaimed for the professionals by Charlotte Ellis.

The European Tour player from Minchinhampton – and an England international  in her amateur days – had two rounds of 75 and put her name on the trophy after twice being runner-up.

Runner-up was professional Hannah Ralph from Cowdray Park, with rounds of 81 and 72 for a total 153.  Also on 153 (74, 79), was Stacey Rodger from West Hove.   Caroline Grady, a regular supporter of the Gold Cup, a professional from Dunston Hall, was on 154 including two eagles – a three at the par five 2nd and a two at the par four 18th.

Flying the flag for the amateurs was Jerri Sewell from Shooters Hill in south-east London on 153 (76,77).   Welsh senior international Jane Rees from Hendon, was second amateur, on 156 (78,78).   Charlotte West from Harewood Downs was also on 156 with Hannah Moul from Stoke by Nayland on 158. Best morning round went to Hampshire amateur Kerry Smith from Waterlooville with a 76; best afternoon to Kyra Horlock from Broadstone, Dorset also on 76.

The gold cup was won by Georgia Hall (Remedy Oak) last year and by  Rachel Drummond (Beaconsfield) in 2011.