Toy comes up trumps Down Under

England’s Emily Toy has come up trumps on her first trip Down Under – winning the women’s New South Wales 36-hole championship.

She was four-under for the two rounds at Mona Vale Golf Club, finishing a shot clear of her closest rivals, and leads the 16 qualifiers for the match play championship.

What’s more Cara Gainer was just two shots behind her and tied fourth in the championship.

Toy (Carlyon Bay) and Gainer (Castle Royle) are representing England on a month-long tour of Australia, alongside Bailey Gill (Lindrick), Ben Jones (Northamptonshire County) and Tom Sloman (Taunton & Pickeridge).

The men’s New South Wales Medal was delayed by fog and, while regulation play was completed, Sloman is locked in a play-off for the last spot in the match play. He returns to the course at 6.30am to continue his campaign.

If he’s successful he will join Jones, who tied seventh on three-under in the medal, and Gill who shared 22nd place on one over.

Three more English players were among the top 32 who reached the match play: Callan Barrow (Royal Lytham & St Annes) tied 10th on two-under; Jack Hawksby (The Millbrook) tied 13th on one-under; and Matty Lamb (Hexham) tied 22nd on one over.