Hayley leads quartet into USA finals

Hayley Davis

Four England internationals – led by brilliant play from Hayley Davis – have qualified for the top competition in US women’s college golf.

Davis will be joined by Bronte Law, Charlotte Thomas and Meghan MacLaren at the NCAA Division 1 championship at the Concession Golf Club in Bradenton, Florida from May 22-27.

Davis (Ferndown/Baylor University) won her regional qualifier in Texas in tremendous style, scoring a 16-under-par aggregate of 200 (67-68-65). She was five shots clear of Law (Bramhall/UCLA), who is currently ranked fourth in the world, and had rounds of 68-68-69. Thomas, who is based in Singapore and studies at the University of Washington, tied 10th on three-under.

Davis (image © Leaderboard Photography) became the first-ever Baylor University player to win an individual regional title and fired a school-record score. Her final round of seven-under 65 tied her own college record for the lowest tournament round.

Meanwhile, Meghan MacLaren (Wellingborough/Florida International) tied seventh in her regional in Utah, to earn her place in the national championship. She scored seven over with rounds of 72-77-71.

All four internationals are winners on the US women’s college circuit. MacLaren, the British stroke play champion, has seven titles; Davis, the English stroke play champion, and Law, the English amateur champion have both won three times; Thomas, a past winner of the English mid-amateur title, has won twice.