Yorkshire’s Betty Sworowski and Julie Wheeldon scored a two-shot win when they teamed up for the first time in the Brenda King Foursomes at Brough Golf Club.
The pair, from Wakefield Golf Club, led from start to finish in England Golf’s season-ending tournament for senior women. They opened with three-over par 74 before adding 82 in the second round.
They held off the fast finishing combination of Jo Shorrocks (High Post, Wiltshire) and Penny Grice-Whittaker (Tankersley Park, Yorkshire), who shot 76 in the final round. Shorrocks has won this competition for the past three years with a different partner, while Grice-Whittaker is a past winner of the Women’s British Open.
“We were both a bit tense in the second round. We knew we had some really good players chasing us,” said Sworowski. “But we held on and won by two shots, so we were pleased by that.”
Sworowski and Wheeldon met when Betty became a senior two years ago and joined the Yorkshire Vets. They play off three and two respectively, are regulars at English championships and also both play for the Yorkshire senior team.