KirkwoodGolf: English Ladies Golf Association Press Release

Wednesday, August 01, 2007

English Ladies Golf Association Press Release


Yorkshire’s Helen Searle shot the low round so far of the English Under-15 girls' championship to take the halfway lead at Brickendon Manor, Hertfordshire today.
She birdied each of the first three holes to set up a one-over par score of 73. Helen added it to her opening 79 for an eight-over par total and she moved from seventh to the top of the leaderboard.
Helen, 14, who lives in Halifax and plays at West End, is a member of ELGA’s Select North squad.
Helen is one shot ahead of defending champion Kelly Tidy of Manchester. Kelly has scored 77- 76. Kelly’s second round included three birdies but she also dropped three shots in her last three holes.
First-round leader Heidi Baek (Felixstowe Ferry), 13, added a 78 to her opening 76 and is lying third, two shots ahead of Alex Peters (Notts Ladies), 13, a fellow member of ELGA’s Select Midlands squad.
Alex, the 2006 English Under-13 champion and the current Midland women's champion, scored 77-79, and is sharing fourth place with Charlotte Thomas (West Surrey) 80-76.
The shot of the day came from Harriet Wilson (Caldy) who almost holed her second shot on the 488yd par-5 first hole. Her ball finished inches from the hole for the easiest of eagles. Harriet had rounds of 87-80 to qualify comfortably for the last two rounds of the championship.
The leading 36 players and ties go forward to play the final 36 holes of the championship tomorrow. The cut fell at 176, 32-over par for two rounds.
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