Wil­liams’ na­tional turn

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - SCHOOL REPORT -

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

Di­vi­sion Two:

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.

Mean­while, Char­lotte West

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.

Al­ter­na­tive Stroke­play:

1. Therese Havard nett 66; 2. Tracy Sear­son nett 68; 3. Vanessa Opie nett 70 ocb.

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