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.
didn't stop play for
our team at Bishop's Stortford only 2 sessions cancelled. Our young
excellent experience which bodes well for the future.
(Left to Right Standing) Megan Henry, Bella Jay, Louella Hitchcock (Vice Captain), Liz Gibson (Captain), Philippa Deman (President), Hannah Moul, Lily Humphreys, Katy Yates
(Front) Ashleigh Greenham, Ashley Croft, Harriet Lynch
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Hosted by Braintree Golf Club
Essex Ladies County Champion Bella Jay (Chelmsford), with Ashley
Higgins Group PLC sponsors of the Essex Ladies Championship, and
(Thorndon Park) Top Qualifier and Championship Runner Up.
Congratulations to Bella Jay, 2016 Essex Ladies Champion. Bella (Chelmsford GC) began the first day of the Championship with a gross score of 159 after 36 holes strokeplay. She went on to successfully win through matches against Chloe Thackeray (Stock Brook Manor), and Megan Henry (Chigwell) before playing Harriet Lynch (Thorndon Park) in the final. Harriet was top qualifier on the first day of the Championship with a gross score of 157. See under Competitions section for a full report.
|2016 fixture list|
|30 AUG||Hitchcock & Logan Trophy Finals|
|31 AUG||Girls’ Summer Meeting (Handicap & Beginners)|
|31 AUG ~ 2 Sep||Ladies’ British Open Amateur Stroke Play Championship|
|4 Sep||Silver Trophy Final|
|5 Sep||County Delegates Meeting|
|5 Sep||East Region Championship|
|7 Sep||Harris Bowl Quarter Finals|
|12~16 Sep||Women’s English County Finals|
|14~16 Sep||Senior Ladies’ British Open Amateur Championship|