Northern Counties

Northern Counties Junior Jamboree The Wynyard Club Monday 26th & Tuesday 27th July 2021

The Counties are invited to attend so girls, are selected to take part in the team they must be inexperienced and not played for County before with handicaps ranging from 15 to 40.
There is a rotation of which County hosts.
Played over two days the first day is Stableford playing with a mix of Counties each Individuals score is translated into team points. The second day is singles match play played in Handicap order against other Counties the result is again translated in points with the loser even scoring points depending on where they finished.
Winning team is the total points scored.
The winning County gets a trophy and all team a prize
There are also prizes for the following
Best Stableford score on Day 1 and runner up.
Best overall points Individual score over the two days .

Junior Jamboree 2021

Held at Wynyard GC on July 26th & 27th

The Yorkshire girls played well as a team and showed great fighting spirit. On Day 1 in the stableford competition Emma Brannon(Bondhay) lead the team with a solid 41pts followed by Sophia Rudd(Middlesbrough) on 39pts. . On Day 2 in the matchplay competition the star of the show was Lilly Anderson(Hornsea) who played a very calm and consistent game winning 5&4. The most exciting match was Sophia Rudd who came from behind to win the match 1up on the 18th and Erin Wells(Fulford) who battled on to halve her match on the 18th. Overall the girls were placed 4th. Eventual winners were Lancashire with 80 pts and runners up Cheshire with 78pts.
Team Photo
Left/Right Back Row Erin Wells(Fulford), Ann McMullen(YLCGA President), Karen Fellows(CJO), Maggie Katz(County Captain), Lesley Mather (Training Officer), Olivia Peacock(Malton & Norton) Front Row L/R Sophia Rudd(Middlesbrough), Lilly Anderson(Hornsea), Emma Brannon(Bondhay) & Ruby Sutton(The Oaks)

Northern Counties Championships at Heswall

Inspired Amy Staveley lasts the course at Heswall and joins list of stellar names


N of Eng: Monday, August 23rd
FORMAT: 72-hole strokeplay
Amy Staveley joined a who’s who of women’s golf by adding her name to the list of winners of the North of England U-16s Strokeplay Championship at Heswall.
The 15-year-old Ganton player has, by her own admission, not had the best of years, but everything really clicked for her at the Cheshire venue as she finished four shots clear of Swiss international Sophia Sindersberger.
Amy, who only broke par in competition for the first time earlier this month, joins the likes of Solheim Cup players Carlota Ciganda and Bronte Law, former England internationals Kelly Tidy, Alex Peters and Lily May Humphreys plus current junior stars Rachel Gourley and Patience Rhodes as champions.
However the England regional squad member had no idea she was so far ahead as she reached the 72nd hole.
“I was really scrambling a bit towards the end but I was getting really tired,” said Amy. “My trolley died on the 18th and I remember saying to it: ‘I feel the same as you’.
“Everyone was watching in the clubhouse and I was so nervous on the final green. I was shaking so much over the putts.”
The Yorkshire player – she made her debut for the full county side earlier this year – raced her birdie putt on the final hole four feet past but remained composed enough to sink the tester coming back to finish 13 under par.
“I have never shot four under-par rounds in a row before,” added Amy. “After the first and second rounds I spoke to my coaches (Gary Brown and Andrew Nicholson) and they were so helpful and helped me keep calm.
“It was also amazing for my friends Zara (Ali) and Charlotte (Colley) to wait for two hours to support me on the last hole.”
There were 36 holes played on the final day and Amy started it level with Hollinwell’s Amelia Wan.
However she burst into the lead with a brilliant front nine, racking up five birdies to turn in 32 and she ended posting her best ever round (-5).
Her 69 left her four clear of the Nottinghamshire junior although she had a slight wobble in the afternoon. A double bogey on 10 gave the rest of the field hope but she kept responding well when faced with adversity and a birdie at 17 all-but sealed the deal.
Earlier in the week she didn’t get off to the best of starts. In round one she was two over after 12 holes having bogeyed the 11th and 12th but her challenge exploded into life at the very next as she holed out for eagle from 124 yards.
Another eagle followed at the 15th and a further birdie at the last saw her finish with a three-under-par 71, which was one behind early leader Ellen Yates (West Hill).
Amy, who finished runner-up to Jess Hall at the North of England Closed Championship at Brancepeth Castle at the start of the month, returned the next day to post another 71 and take the lead, one she would not lose.
In the U-14s event, winner Isabella Taylor-Stokes (Styal) finished seven shots clear of Buckinghamshire’s Roisin Scanlon (Woburn).
Leading scores (par 74)
1) Amy Staveley (Ganton) 71, 71, 69, 72, 283 (-13)
2) Sophia Sindersberger (Ennetsee, Swi) 74, 74, 70, 69, 287 (-9)
3) Amelia Wan (Hollinwell) 74, 68, 73, 73, 288 (-8)
4= Hyun-Ji Kim (Royal Wimbledon) 77, 77 68, 69, 291 (-5)
4= Ellen Yates (West Hill) 70, 75, 73, 73, 291 (-5)
6= Isabella Taylor-Stokes (Styal) 74, 73, 71, 74, 292 (-4)*
6= Isla McDonald O’Brien (Shrewsbury) 71, 72, 75, 74, 292 (-4)
8) Charlotte Colley (Phoenix) 77, 75, 71, 74, 297 (+1)
9= Ellis Rymer (Lincoln) 79, 73, 77, 70, 299 (+3)
9= Zara Naughton (Ponteland) 73, 78, 74, 74, 299 (+3)
9= Roisin Scanlon (Woburn) 75, 76, 73, 75, 299 (+3)*
* Denotes U-14s player

Wee Wonders Grand Final 2021

Successful Yorkshire Girl

Congratulations to Lily Anderson currently in training with Luke Allen's beginners group for her and freshly back from her successful Wee Wonders final with a result of 7th place which secures her a place at the European Championship next year in Scotland. Well done to Lily.

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