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LILY MAY WINS SCOTTISH TITLE TO BOOST CURTIS CUP HOPES
2018 Scottish Title
               Lily May Humphreys with the Helen Holm Trophy ( Derek McCabe)

England teenage international Lily May Humphreys gave her Curtis Cup hopes a boost when she won the Helen Holm Scottish women’s open championship at Royal Troon. 

Humphreys shot four-under par 68 in the final round to win by a stroke from Scotland’s Chloe Goadby. 

It’s Humphreys’ sixth title in the last 10 months and it marks a welcome return to top form for the 16-year-old, who is also the English women’s amateur champion. 

With an eye on this Thursday’s announcement of the Curtis Cup team, she commented: “This means a lot as I had lost form and recovered it for this event. 

“It’s great to have my game under control again. I think this is my biggest win, beating an international field. I felt if I could win this, then I had a chance for the Curtis Cup. My chances are up, but I don’t know whether I will get in.”

The 16-year-old was five-under and one shot off the lead going in to the final round. She finished on nine-under par after a superb closing four-under 68 in the breezy conditions, helped by a hat-trick of birdies from the seventh, with two further birdies at 12 and 13 ultimately proving decisive.

Goadby, in the group in front, just couldn’t reel Humphreys in, and her bogey at the par-3 17th saw her slip two shots behind. A birdie at the last for her own 68 put pressure on Humphreys but the Stoke by Nayland player held on for glory.

Defending champion Linn Grant from Sweden finished third on seven under par – with the Swedes taking the team title by a shot over Scotland. 

England’s Bel Wardle (Prestbury) took fifth place on four-under. The 18-year-old has already won the Portuguese amateur this season, adding it to 2017 wins in the English women’s and girls’ open championships. 

 

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TOP AWARD FOR TEENAGE GOLF STAR LILY MAY
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<   Lily May receives her award from Mark Lichtenhein, Chairman of the Ladies European Tour.
 
The sensational 2017 season of teenager Lily May Humphreys was recognised last night when she won England Golf’s Rising Star Award.

She’s just 15 years old but she’s definitely one to watch and her achievements were recognised at the England Golf Awards sponsored by Bridgestone.

Around 500 guests gathered at the Royal Lancaster London to celebrate all that’s great about golf in England. They applauded Lily May, a member at Stoke by Nayland Golf Club in Essex, who won five championships last season, taking English, British, European and American titles.

Lily May, who started playing golf about five years ago, said: "This means such a lot, I didn't know I was in contention for this." And the secret of her success: "I just practice, enjoy myself and make friends." 

She was a finalist for the England Golf Performance of the Year Award, alongside Race to Dubai winner Tommy Feetwood; European champion and low amateur at The Open, Alfie Plant; and the England women’s team which became European champions for the second year in a row.

The Performance of the Year title went to Fleetwood but the judges also recognised Lily May’s achievements. “It’s only a few years since Tommy was playing in our England teams and was dreaming of future successes,” said England Golf Performance Director Nigel Edwards. “We want to recognise another player who is starting out on that path in great style and Lily May receives our Rising Star Award.”

During 2017 Lily May won the British girls’ championship, the European Young Masters, the English women’s amateur championship, the Sir Henry Cooper Junior Masters and, on her first to the USA, the Junior Orange Bowl Invitational.

Click here to read about all the winners at the England Golf Awards.
 
ENGLAND SELECTION
Congratulations to Lily May Humphreys (Stoke-by-Nayland) who has been selected for the 2018 England Golf Women’s Squad.   For more details click here.
     
 
 
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