England junior internationals Lily May Humphreys and Ben Jones were runaway winners at the Sir Henry Cooper Junior Masters.
Jones was 18-under par for 72 holes at Nizels in Kent, with scores including an exceptional nine-under 63 in the third round. He finished 10 shots clear of the runner-up in the boys’ event.
“I was really pleased,” said Jones, 18, (Northamptonshire County). “It’s my first big win and I’ve been waiting for a long time so it’s nice to get over that barrier.”
His bogey free 63 was a personal best and he added it to three 69s. “I just hit the ball really well all week and holed those 8-10ft putts that sometimes you miss,” he said.
He recently represented England in the German boys’ championship having been fourth in the Peter McEvoy Trophy and tied 10th in the U21 Bernard Darwin Salver.
Humphreys (Stoke by Nayland, Essex) marked her return after injury with a 12-shot win in the girls’ competition, ahead of runners-up Carys Worby of Wales and Hannah Screen, another England girls' squad player from Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire.
The 15-year-old also teamed up with Harry Goddard (Hanbury Manor, Hertfordshire) and Conor Gough (Stoke Park, BB&O) to win the Nations Trophy for England. Their team score of eight-under put them six ahead of runners-up Wales.
Humphreys had to pull out of a recent tournament with a foot injury and she said: “My goal for the tournament was to try and show myself that I’m playing good and can do good scores again. My last round really proved it to me with a 68.”
She added that four-under par score to earlier rounds of 71 75 75 for a one-over total. “I’m really pleased to have played like I did and to win,” she said.
Humphreys is the English U16 girls’ open champion and this season has played impressively in top women’s scratch events and reached the last 16 in the French U18 championship. She recently helped England beat Spain in a two-day mixed U16 international and this weekend will represent GB&I in the junior Vagliano Trophy against the Continent of Europe.
Click here for full scores from the Sir Henry Cooper Junior Masters.
For daily results please go to norfolkladiesgolf.co.uk
|Ashley Chalmers||Thorndon Park|
|Ashley Croft||Stock Brook Manor|
|Lily Humphries||Stoke by Nayland|
|Emily Irons||Thorndon Park|
|Harriet Lynch||Thorndon Park|
|Sophie Madden||West Essex|
|Holly Haslam||Stock Brook Manor (Non Travelling Reserve)|
|Monday 19th||v Suffolk||09.18am & 14.16pm|
|Tuesday 20th||v Norfolk||09.18am & 14.16pm|
|Wednesday 21st||v Cambs & Hunts||08.30am & 12.40pm|
|Thursday 22nd||v Hertfordshire||08.54am & 13.28pm|
|Friday 23rd||v Bedfordshire||08.54am & 13.28pm|
Sponsored by Higgins Group PLC.
Hosted by Colchester Golf Club
2017 Essex Ladies County Champion FayeTrigg (Clacton‐on‐Sea), with Ashley Powell, Higgins Group PLC sponsors of the Essex Ladies Championship, and Katy Yates (Clacton‐on‐Sea) Championship Runner Up.
Congratulations to Faye Trigg, 2017 Essex Ladies Champion.
Faye (Clacton-on-Sea GC) began the first day of the Championship with a gross score of 164 after 36 holes strokeplay. She went on to successfully win through matches against Sophie Wheeler (Thorndon Park), and Paige Kemp (Boyce Hill) before playing Katy Yates (Clacton‐on‐Sea) in the final. Paige Kemp was top qualifier on the first day of the Championship with a gross score of 153.
Ashley Powell, Higgins Group PLC, sponsors of the Essex Ladies Championship, with Maria Williams (Rochford Hundred) Essex Ladies Senior Champion 2017 and runner up Jo Rumsey (Rochford Hundred).
Congratulations also to Maria Williams (Rochford Hundred) County Senior Champion. Maria won the Ladies Championship 30 years ago when it was also played at Colchester! She began the 2017 Championship with a gross score of 86 before successfully winning her matches against Toni Brockwell (Braintree), Nicola Iles (Crondon Park), and Jo Rumsey (Rochford Hundred) who had held the title for the last four years. Nicola Iles was top qualifer on the first day of the Championship with a gross score of 81.
Thanks to Colchester Golf Club for hosting the event.For detailed results please see Competitions / County Championship pages.
The 'Girls Golf Rocks' campaign is back again this year with free taster sessions at seven venues across Essex. This is open to any girl, any age up to 18 years old and will be followed by weekly lessons at a nominal cost (any girl that joins the weekly lessons will receive a free 7 iron). Also there will be 5 events throughout the season at various venues across the County where you will receive coaching, lunch, a fun competition followed by a prize giving, Entry forms under the Junior Section.
Free Taster Sessions -
Colne Valley GC - Tuesday 18th April 4.30-6pm
Frinton GC - Tuesday 18th April 5-6.30pm
Little Channels GC - Tuesday 18th April 5.30-7pm
Millers Barn GC - Tuesday 18th April 6-7.30pm
Garon Park Golf Complex - Wednesday 19th April 5.30-6.30pm
Rivenhall Oaks Golf Centre - Sunday 23rd April 10-11.30am
The Rayleigh Club - Sunday 23rd April 11-12.30pm
Contact your nearest club to book your FREE place or you can book on Getintogolf.org/girlsgolfrocks
|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|
|2017 fixture list|
|18 - 20 Jul||English Women’s Amateur Championship|
|20 - 23 Jul||The British Open|
|24 Jul||2nd Team Match v Norfolk|
|26 Jul||Essex Seniors v Norfolk|
|31 Jul||East Region Australian Spoons Final|
|1 Aug||2nd Team v Beds|
|2 Aug||Essex Seniors Match v Middlesex|