Williamsons make it three in a row at Mothers and Daughters

Tracey and Amelia Williamson

England U16 international Amelia Williamson paired up with her mum, Tracey, to win a third successive title in the Mothers and Daughters’ 27-hole foursomes at Royal Mid Surrey.

The pair (pictured) from Royal Cromer in Norfolk started favourites – and lived up to their billing, winning by a whopping nine shots from Walton Heath’s Alison and Nicola Taylor.

The competition was played on a difficult day when an arctic chill, gusty wind and standing water on the fairways lengthened the course significantly. But the Williamsons led by four after their six-over-par 77 in the morning round and put themselves out of reach with level par 35 over the remaining nine holes in the afternoon.

Amelia, 15, tied third in the recent Scottish girls’ championship and was sixth in the U16 spring championship at Hawkstone Park. Last year she won three English schools’ titles and the West of England U16 stroke play. She is a member of the England Golf girls’ squad.  Her mother, Tracey, is the Norfolk county captain and an eight-times winner of the Norfolk championship.

Walton Heath’s Alison Taylor has the luxury of three golfing daughters to rotate and has now been runner-up with middle daughter, Nicola, on three occasions.

Meanwhile, another England Golf girls’ squad player, Sharna Dutrieux, was leading amateur at the Roehampton Gold Cup. Sharna, 17, (Wrotham Heath) was fourth overall and three-over par for the 36 holes (71, 76).   The Gold Cup was won by former England international Alex Peters, who now plays on the Ladies European Tour. She was three-under par (71 70) and four shots clear of the field.