|Round 1||Monday, 10th April|
|Round 2||Monday, 8th May|
|Round 3||Monday 12th June|
|Round 4||Monday, 10th July|
|Semi Finals||Monday 7th August|
|Finals||Monday 11th September|
Knockout Finals were played at Bentley Golf Club on a lovely sunny
some good golf being played. The
winner was Amanda Colgate-Herbert (Rochford Hundred) on the 19th,
Silver winner was Chris Richards (Thorpe Hall) who also won on the 19th
and the Bronze winner was Paula D’Urso (Stock Brook Manort) 3&2. Many thanks go to Bentley
Golf Club for
allowing us the use of their golf course, their Lady Captain and the
staff for their hospitality.
County Knockout Organiser
Philippa Deman (County President), Chris Richards (Thorpe Hall),
Paula D’Urso (Stock Brook Manor), Amanda Colgate-Herbert (Rochford Hundred),
Liz Gibson (County Captain)
The format for this tournament being a team of 4 with best 3 scores counting playing off of scratch.
fielded a strong
team for this event as the competing Counties will all play very strong
handicap players. Essex was represented by Jo Rumsey, Amanda Colgate-
Trish Wilson and Sue Lines Poulton. All four ladies played extremely
represented the County with pride and honour.
exceptionally well entering a score of – 73 (CSS 74) this being the
in the field of 40 ladies. Congratulations Amanda. Jo Rumsey 78, Trish
79 and Sue Lines-Poullton 84 all did their part to come in with a
230 leaving them in joint 1st place. With spirits high and awaiting for
rest of the scores it was soon to be announced that Essex had come 2nd
Back, this after the 4th team players score was taken into
the eventual winners by 1 shot.
Girl international Lily May Humphreys staged a victory march today, winning the English U16 girls’ open championship by six shots at The Nottinghamshire.
Humphreys (image © Leaderboard Photography) was nine-under par for the 72- holes, signing off today with rounds of two under 70 and 71. She adds this to the English U14 title which she won last year.
Afterwards the 14-year-old from Channels in Essex revealed: "I just really like winning,
once I think I can win I’m determined to do it and really disappointed If I don’t".
She also confessed to being slightly disappointed because she hadn’t achieved one of her championship goals of getting to double figures under par! "I was three-over par for the last six holes. I’d played really well before that but just had this mad half hour".
But I also wanted to finish all my rounds under par and I did that, so that’s good, said Humphreys who scored 70, 68, 70, 71.
The 72-hole championship developed into a title tussle between Humphreys and her England team-mate Amelia Williamson, who was the runner-up on three-under par.
Williamson, from Royal Cromer, was the first round leader with her opening 68. Humphreys then moved two shots ahead after the second round and didn’t let go. The players were still two shots apart after the third round, but in the final round Humphreys got off to a quick start, reaching the turn in four-under par while Williamson was two-over.
Williamson, 16, narrowed the gap on the back nine, but by then Humphreys was too far ahead to be caught.
Her verdict on the week: "I kept the ball in play most of the time and my holing out was good. I took my chances out there to make a lot of birdies and I tried to keep as many bogeys as possible off my card. I did a fairly good job of that".
Third place was taken by Anna Zanusso of Italy on level par.