Sarah-Jane Boyd wins Hampshire Rose

Sarah-Jane Boyd

English champion Sarah-Jane Boyd has won the 2014 Hampshire Rose at North Hants by three shots, with a seven-under par total for 36 holes.

The Truro player had 10 birdies during the two rounds: three in her morning 70 and seven in her afternoon 69, which was the low-score of the day.

The runner-up was Lizzie Prior from Surrey, who had two rounds of 71 and was four-under par – one shot better than last year when she was third.  Girl international Alice Hewson from Berkhamsted was third with scores of 73 and 71, including six birdies in her afternoon round.

Dorset’s Georgia Hall – the winner for the past two years – missed out this time, having had an eight at the par 5, 16th in the first round.  But she finished in style in the afternoon with an eagle at the same hole followed by two birdies.

Other highlights included a one-under par 72 in the morning round from Woburn’s Shamiso Hatchard, who was playing off four handicap.  Meanwhile Gloucestershire’s Bethan Popel had the second lowest score with a 70 in the afternoon.

Leading Scores:
Par 73, CSS 73 73

139 Sarah-Jane Boyd (Turo) 70 69    
142 Elizabeth Prior (Burhill) 71 71    
144 Alice Hewson (Berkhamsted) 73 71
145 Eloise Healy (West Lancs) 73 72; Alex Peters (Notts Ladies) 72 73        
146 Samantha Giles (St Mellion) 73 73        
147 Bethan Popel (Long Ashton) 77 70; Georgia Hall (Parkstone) 74 73;
Jerri Sewell (Shooters Hill) 72 75        
148 Shelby Smart (Knowle) 73 75; Rochelle Morris (Woodsome Hall) 72 76    
149 Georgina Mundy (Corhampton) 74 75    
150 Lauren Horsford (Wimbledon Park) 74 76    
151 Sophie Keech (Parkstone) 76 75    
152 Ashleigh Greenham (West Essex) 79 73; Iona Stephen (Wentworth) 78 74; Cloe Frankish (Chart Hills) 75 77; Annabel Silk (Corhampton) 75 77; Tara Watters (Muswell Hill) 74 78        
153 Kerry Smith (Waterlooville) 76 77; Shamiso Hatchard (Woburn) 72 81     
154 Emma Allen (Meon Valley) 80 74        

English girls’ champion Sophie Keech was leading amateur at the Roehampton Gold Cup, finishing fourth overall with a score of 146 (72 74). She was closely followed by Gabriella Cowley from Hanbury Manor, Hertfordshire, with 147 (74, 73).  Gabriella won the England Golf Girls’ Order of Merit in 2013, and she and Sophie are in the England squad for this week’s French Lady Junior Championship. The Gold Cup was won by former England international Emily Taylor of Lancashire, who is in her second year on the Ladies European Tour. She scored 140 (68 72).