Williams’ national turn
STOKE Poges golfer Viv Williams will represent England next spring after winning the BMW Golf Cup International in Turnberry.
Williams, 54, who is a member at Burnham Beeches Golf Club, will travel with the national team to Sydney in March after prevailing in the prestigious amateur tournament in Scotland last week.
After qualifying for the tournament by winning her heat at Wentworth in July, Williams held her nerve on the 18th hole at Turnberry as the competition went right down to the final putt of the event.
Williams finished with a total of 37 points in the Stableford format, blowing away not only the eight other female qualifiers but also all of the male competitors as the 84-strong field failed to match her consistency.
Williams was rewarded with her fine performances with a Champagne dinner at the famous Scottish course and even Europe’s Ryder Cup captain, Paul McGinley (pictured), was there to present her with the trophy.
She was invited to take part in the regional final at Wentworth by tournament sponsors Sytner BMW after buying a car from their Maidenhead garage earlier this year.
The worldwide competition was first inducted in 1982 and attracts around 100,000 golfers from 50 different countries. HAREWOOD DOWNS GC TEENAGER Alex Willis retained the Harewood Downs Golf Club Scratch Cup.
Willis won the Ladies’ Scratch Salver on with rounds of 74 and 81, 15 shots clear of runner-up Tracy Searson. MEN
OAKLAND PARK GC KAREN Forti and Christine Haigh came up trumps in this year’s Oakland Park Golf Club Ladies’ Gilders Cup.
The pair scored 51 points to win the competition ahead of runners-up Esther Morley and Amy Watters.
Carol Messenger was nearest the pin while longest drive honours went to Claire Chaplin.
The event is sponsored by Jane and Amo Vich with proceeds going to Great Ormond Street Hospital. 19, shot rounds of 67 and 69 to win the title by seven shots from 15-year-old Charlie Herbert, who lifted the Senior Challenge Cup in the handicap competition.
George Bell finished third n countback in the scratch ontest after a double bogey on he last gave him an aggregate otal of 143. Herbert
who shot a 66 on his second round, won the handicap competition by three shots ahead of Stephen May and Andy Wickham.
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September Medal - Division One:
1. Ian Dale nett 66; 2. Chris Tipler nett 68; 3. Matthew Hill nett 69 ocb.
1. Matthew Cox nett 67 ocb; 2. Victor Adams nett 67; 3. Paul Vaughan nett 68.
LADIES Mitchenall Trophy:
1. Daphne Glass nett 144 ocb; 2. Sue Harrison nett 144; 3. Therese Havard nett 145.
1. Therese Havard nett 66; 2. Tracy Searson nett 68; 3. Vanessa Opie nett 70 ocb.