Roehampton Club hosts 89th Ladies' Gold Challenge Cup

89th Roehampton Club Gold Cup goes international

Sponsored by Russell-Cooke Solicitors, the 89th Roehampton Club Open Gold Challenge Cup for lady amateur and professional golfers was held at Roehampton Club in south-west London on Saturday April 16th 2016. Following torrential rain on the previous day, which necessitated practice rounds being cancelled and players being called in from the flooding greens, the weather was far more favourable on Saturday than had been predicted.

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With a gentle north wind bringing in some very cold air, the course was playing long and the balls were holding on the greens. A high class international field assembled to tackle the parkland course with its well-guarded greens. As well as home players, others came from Wales, Scotland and, for the first time, from Belgium and the USA. All would feature in the prizes. Two Roehampton Club players were in the field - sisters Samantha and Annabell Fuller - the latter having come a very close second in the recent Scottish Under 18 Championship and winning the Under 16 Championship.

At her first visit to Roehampton Club and in her second year on the European Tour, 22 year old Alex Peters from Shifnal, Shropshire won the Gold Cup putting together rounds of 71 and 70 - for a total of 141. Second was Jessica Bradley, professional from Tiverton, on 145 (74,71) together with Belgian professional from Ypres, Laurence Herman, also on 145 (71,74). Kent player Sharna Dutrieux from Wrotham Heath was leading amateur on 147 (71,76). The 2015 winner Hannah Ralph, professional from Cowdray Park, put up a good defence of her title on 148 (76,72) - five shots lower than her winning score last year. The low round of the day went to Wales and Surrey amateur Katherine O'Connor from West Byfleet with a record three under par 69 in the afternoon. 

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The 89th Roehampton Club Ladies' Open Gold Challenge Cup was sponsored by:

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