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Julie Brown
17 May 2018

Brown marches into quarter finals

Former champion Julie Brown marched into the last eight at the English senior women’s amateur at Hallamshire with a convincing 6/4 win. 

Brown marches into quarter finals 
 
Former champion Julie Brown marched into the last eight at the English senior women’s amateur at Hallamshire with a convincing 6/4 win. 
 
Brown, who took the title at her first attempt in 2014, was a couple under par as she played steadily to a win over Derbyshire’s Lindsey Shaw (Chevin). 
 
Now Brown (Trentham, Staffordshire) now faces Janette McWhirter (Appleby, Cumbria) who, by contrast, won the tightest match of the morning. 
 
She birdied the 19th to beat former international Amanda Mayne (Saltford, Somerset). It’s McWhirter’s first appearance in the championship and she’s part of a five-strong contingent from Cumbria. “We’re Cumbria on Tour,” she said.
 
It was a good morning also for the Sussex “hippies”. Katherine Russell (Royal Ashdown Forest) and Aileen Greenfield (Pyecombe) both had hip replacements within 10 days of each other at the end of last year – and both won their tight games. 
 
Russell won 2/1 after a ding-dong with Berkshire’s Linda Hunt (Newbury & Crookham). It could have been a wider margin had Russell’s putts dropped – she watched four lip out during the course of the match.  Greenfield, meanwhile, knocked out former champion Caroline Berry (Bromborough, Cheshire) on the last green. 
 
Russell now plays Sue Spencer (Whittington heath, Staffordshire) while Greenfield takes on the 2015 champion Helen Lowe (Scraptoft, Leicestershire). 
 
Cath Rawthore (Sale, Cheshire) – another past winner – secured her place in the quarter finals when she knocked out Tracey Williamson (Royal Cromer, Norfolk) on the last green. 
 
She now plays Julie Wheeldon (Wakefield, Yorkshire) who had a comfortable 4/3 win over Felicity Christine (Woking, Surrey). 
 
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Brown (pictured), who took the title at her first attempt in 2014, was a couple under par as she played steadily to a win over Derbyshire’s Lindsey Shaw (Chevin). 
 
Now Brown (Trentham, Staffordshire) now faces Janette McWhirter (Appleby, Cumbria) who, by contrast, won the tightest match of the morning. 
 
She birdied the 19th to beat former international Amanda Mayne (Saltford, Somerset). It’s McWhirter’s first appearance in the championship and she’s part of a five-strong contingent from Cumbria. “We’re Cumbria on Tour,” she said.
 
It was a good morning also for the Sussex “hippies”. Katherine Russell (Royal Ashdown Forest) and Aileen Greenfield (Pyecombe) both had hip replacements within 10 days of each other at the end of last year – and both won their tight games. 
 
Russell won 2/1 after a ding-dong with Berkshire’s Linda Hunt (Newbury & Crookham). It could have been a wider margin had Russell’s putts dropped – she watched four lip out during the course of the match.  Greenfield, meanwhile, knocked out former champion Caroline Berry (Bromborough, Cheshire) on the last green. 
 
Russell now plays Sue Spencer (Whittington heath, Staffordshire) while Greenfield takes on the 2015 champion Helen Lowe (Scraptoft, Leicestershire). 
 
Cath Rawthore (Sale, Cheshire) – another past winner – secured her place in the quarter finals when she knocked out Tracey Williamson (Royal Cromer, Norfolk) on the last green. 
 
She now plays Julie Wheeldon (Wakefield, Yorkshire) who had a comfortable 4/3 win over Felicity Christine (Woking, Surrey). 
 
In the over-60s flight for the Ann Howard Trophy, Carol Wild (Notts Ladies) knocked out defending champion Rosie Waller (Kendal, Cumbria), winning 1up. She now meets another Nottinghamshire player, Sue Penfold (Sherwood Forest), in the semi-finals. 
 
The other semi-final is an all-Yorkshire match between Anne Flintoff (Bingley St Ives) and Pat Wrightson (Huddersfield).
 
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