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Penwortham lady golfers qualify for national final
Local golfers Kate Clarkson and Sue Green, both members at Penwortham Golf Club, have made it through to the National Grand Final of the American Golf Ladies Championship after a tough qualifying competition at High Legh Park Golf Club. The pair will now take their places at Ryder Cup venue The Belfry on 9th & 10th September to battle it out over the Brabazon Course for the title of best Ladies Pair in the U.K.
In a closely fought contest, the pair scored a fantastic 45 points in the better ball stableford format. They held on to victory by 2 points from Esther McNeill and Jane Martin of Barlaston Golf Club in Staffordshire and Christine McEwan and Lesley Hewison from High Legh Park. All three pairs will now take on qualifiers from all over the U.K. in the National Grand Final at the iconic Midlands Ryder Cup venue.
“After the success of our 9 Hole and Junior Championships last year, we added the Ladies Championship for 2016,” comments Daniel Gathercole Head of Marketing at American Golf. “We’ve been delighted with the amount of Ladies taking part and look forward to welcoming all the qualifiers to the Belfry for a wonderful weekend of golf that will end with the crowning of our first ever Ladies Champions.”
Entry to all of the American Golf Championships, including the American Golf Ladies Championship, is free and is part of the nationwide retailer’s drive to promote the game of golf and get more people out playing golf more often.