Friday, June 13, 2003

Lynn Kenny Scotland's last hope in British

Stirling University student Lynn Kenny was Scotland's last hope of success in the quarter-finals of the British women's open amateur golf championship at Lindrick this afternoon.
Clare Queen (Drumpellier) was beaten 4 and 3 by Pia Odefey (Germany) as six of the last eight places were claimed by Continental players.
Clare was always struggling to get into the match after her opponent birdied three holes in a row from the fourth and then went five up with winning pars at the ninth and 10th.
"It just never happened for me out there today," said a disappointed Clare who won the British girls' title two years ago.
Centenary Scottish champion Anne Laing (Vale of Leven) ran into some high-class play from Fame More (Chesterfield), the only member of last summer's Curtis Cup team to reach the third round. Fame won by 5 and 3 with a five-birdie performance, including three in a row from the fourth to turn a one-hole deficit into a two hole lead.
Just when Anne looked as though she might come with a late run, Fame polished her off with birdies at the 13th and 14th and a winning par at the 15th.
Lynn Kenny cut giant-killer Kelly Hanwell from Northampton down to size with a 3 and 2 victory. Kelly, a three-handicapper, had toppled Curtis Cup player Sarah Jones on Thursday afternoon.
Lynn never looked back after winning the first three holes and halving the fourth in par. She went four up with a birdie at the eighth.

In the quarter-finals, Kenny met Elisa Serramia (Spain) while More teed up against the No 2 seed, Anja Monke (Germany) who thrashed Welsh cap Anna Highgate 6 and 5.
Third round
F Schaefer (France) beat D Masters (Bearsted) 3 and 2.
D Simon (Germany) beat B Brewerton (Abergele) 4 and 3.
P Odefey (Germany) beat C Queen (Drumpellier) 4 and 3.
C Alonso (Spain) beat L Stahle (Sweden) 3 and 2.
E Serramia (Spain) beat N Timmins (Sene Valley) 2 and 1.
L Kenny (Stirling Univ) beat K Hanwell (Northampton) 3 and 2.
F More (Chesterfield) beat A Laing (Vale of Leven) 5 and 3.
A Monke (Germany) beat A Highgate (Cottrell Park) 6 and 5.