Senior women gear up for season’s second ‘Major’

England’s top senior women golfers are bound for Coventry Golf Club this week for the second ‘Major’ of the season.

A field of 77 players will compete at the Midlands venue (main image) to try and succeed Sheringham’s Tracey Williamson as the champion.

This year Williamson – whose daughter Amelia represented Great Britain and Ireland at this weekend’s Curtis Cup in Pennsylvania – is absent from the field.

There are, however, five other former champions taking part – Jane Rees, Aileen Greenfield, Jackie Foster, Helen Lowe and Cath Rawthore.

Sale’s Rawthore (pictured below) could claim a double after she lifted the English Senior Women’s Amateur Championship at High Post Golf Club in Wiltshire last month.

The English Senior Women’s Open Amateur Stroke Play Championship is open to golfers aged 50 or over on the first day of the championship and consists of 54 holes of stroke play over three days.

On each of the first two days, 18 holes are played and, after 36 holes, there is a cut.

The leading 45 competitors and all those tying for 45th place then play a further 18 holes on the third day.

In addition to the main championship, there is a separate handicap competition. The winner will be the player that posts the lowest nett score from rounds played on days one and two.


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