Teen ace West helps county to tri­umph


Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - SPORT -

THE Bucks County Golf Ladies As­so­ci­a­tion have made it to Septem­ber’s na­tional fi­nals of an Eng­land Golf tour­na­ment, af­ter win­ning their re­gional qual­i­fier late on.

The Bucks ladies won five games out of five to top the Mid­lands South Re­gion but de­spite the clean sweep, it was a tight fin­ish at Har­borne Golf Club, in War­wick­shire, with Bucks claim­ing top spot on the last af­ter­noon, af­ter be­ing stuck in sec­ond place all week.

At the cen­tre of it all was Prest­wood teenager Char­lotte West, who caused a sen­sa­tion in June 2014 when, as the only am­a­teur in the com­pe­ti­tion, she saw off a field of sea­soned pros to win the WPGA One-Day Se­ries.

Day one saw Bucks beat Northamp­ton­shire thanks to wins for West, Alice Ko­zlowski, Chloe Li and Thalia Kirby, in the four­somes, and for West, Ko­zlowski and Li in the sin­gles.

On day two, hosts War­wick­shire were seen off as Ko­zlowksi and West again won in the four­somes, along with Luan Skeates and Shamiso Hatchard, while Skeates and Hatchard did the busi­ness in the sin­gles.

Day three over­come,

saw with Ox­ford­shire

four­somes tri­umphs for Skeates, Hatchard, Kirby and Li and vic­to­ries in the sin­gles for Li, Hatchard, Ko­zlowski and Lucy Matthews.

On day four, it was Berk­shire’s turn to feel the might of the Bucks team as Li, Kirby, Ko­zlowki, West, Clara Leathers and Me­gan Dennis dom­i­nated the four­somes and West and Hatchard won the sin­gles.

An ex­cit­ing day five cli­max saw Bucks edge past ti­tle ri­vals Worces­teshire & Here­ford­shire, fall­ing be­hind on the four­somes – de­spite a win for Skeates and Hatchard – but strik­ing back in the sin­gles with wins for Hatchard, West, Ko­zlowksi and El­iz­a­beth Sweet­nam.

CHAM­PION: Char­lotte West of Hare­wood Downs GC


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