Six champions head field at Senior Women’s Amateur

Six former winners are in the field for this week’s English Senior Women’s Amateur Championship at Market Rasen Golf Club.

Caroline Berry (main image) from Bromborough enters the event as defending champion having claimed top spot in 2019 when the championship was held at Enville Golf Club.

The 2020 edition of the championship fell victim to the Covid-19 restrictions.

Joining Berry in the list of competitors for the five-day event is 2018 winner Aileen Greenfield, champion from 2017 Fiona Edmond and the victor from the 2016 tournament, Catherine Rawthore.

Also battling for honours is the 2015 champion Helen Lowe and Susan Dye, who lifted the silverware in 2008 and again in 2011.

The woman to beat, however, may well be Sheringham Golf Club’s Tracey Williamson (pictured below).

Williamson won the English Senior Women’s Stroke Play title earlier this month – the only competitor under par for the 54-hole event.

The format for this week’s championship is 18 holes of stroke play on each of the first two days.

The leading 32 golfers then go ahead to the match play section of the championship and play for the Wendy Taylor Salver.

A separate match play flight will take place for 16 competitors aged 60 or over who will contest the Ann Howard Trophy.

Market Rasen is noted as one of the most picturesque heathland venues in England with the added feature of the River Rase flowing through the course.

For the senior women it plays as a par 72 and stretches to 5,479 yards.

Photography credit: Leaderboard