A superb closing 62 from Hayley Davis and Bronte Law won the women’s silver medal for England at the Spirit International Amateur Championship in the USA.
Their betterball score of 10-under par was the low round of the tournament and moved them up five places and into the medals.
They finished on 17-under for the 54-hole event at Whispering Pines in Texas, four behind the champions, Mexico, and two ahead of Finland, Spain, Sweden and Japan, who all tied third.
Davis (Ferndown) started with a birdie on the first hole and Law (Bramhall) signed off with one on the 18th. They had a total of 12 birdies in the round, doubling up on the 10th and 11th.
Davis and Law are both students at US universities – Baylor and UCLA, respectively. Law (image © Leaderboard Photography) is the reigning English amateur champion, while Davis has previously held the title, and both are England and GB&I internationals.
Their score also helped England into a share of fifth place on the mixed international leaderboard. The men’s team of Scott Gregory (Corhampton) and Jonathan Thomson (Lindrick) were 13th in their event on 11-under par. The overall team score was 28-under and they tied fifth with Sweden.
The Spirit International is a world class amateur golf event featuring 20 countries from six continents. It is played every other year, alternating with the World Amateur Team Championship and England won the international team event in 2007 and 2005.