England international Hayley Davis returned from a successful first year at university in the USA to win the prestigious Astor Salver at The Berkshire.
Hayley, from Ferndown, (image © Leaderboard Photography)was three-under par for the 36-hole scratch event. She had 10 birdies during the day, including four in a row from the 13th on the Red course in the first round. She won by a stroke from a trio of players which included fellow international Georgia Hall, who is also from Dorset.
Georgia, who has already won three top scratch events this season, was tied with Olivia Winning, the 2011 Yorkshire girls’ champion, and Becky Harries of Wales.
Hayley Davis, 19, is the current English girls’ champion and is a past winner of the English women’s amateur championship. She has just completed her first year at Baylor University, Texas, where she earned two All-American team honours. She set a single-season scoring record and achieved nine top ten finishes from 12 events.
Meanwhile, Ashleigh Greenham successfully retained the McCart Trophy at the Sundridge Park ladies’ scratch open. The 15-year-old from West Essex scored a 36-hole total of 153 on a very blustery day and won by three shots from Sian Evans (Faversham) with Chelsea Masters (Highwoods) a further stroke behind. Ashleigh trains with the England Golf Select East Squad.
Astor Salver leading scores
Red Course Par 73
Blue Course Par 72
142 Hayley Davis (Ferndown) 71 71
143 Becky Harries (Haverfordwest) 69 74, Olivia Winning (Rotherham) 73 70, Georgia Hall (Remedy Oak) 72 71
145 Gabriella Cowley (West Essex) 72 73
146 Emma Allen (Meon Valley) 73 73, Tara Watters (Muswell Hill) 75 71
147 Daisy Dyer (Chigwell) 75 72, Katharine O’Connor (Tadmarton Heath), 71 76 Natalie Lowe (Styal) 74 73
148 Kerry Smith (Waterlooville) 75 73
149 Nicola Dunn (Harrogate) 76 73, Charlotte Wild (Mere) 76 73