Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Ellie's top-10 finish helps Georgia
State win team title at Hot Springs

Ellie Robinson from Middlesbrough, who made the last 32 at Harlech in last June's British women's open amateur championship, is now a first-year student at Georgia State University - and she is doing well in her freshman year.
The 20-year-old's latest top-10 finish was in the CAA Women's College Championship at Hot Springs, Virginia over a par-72 course of just over 6,000 yards.
It was a testing course and the weather was apparently a factor as well . Ellie had rounds of 79, 81 and 76 for a total of 236 and a share of ninth place.
At the same tournament, two Irish students who are students at Old Dominion University, Norfolk in Virginia, junior Emma Gilmore and senior Laura Holmes, had totals of 250 and 259 respectively.
Emma, from Moylough, had scores of 82, 86 and 82 to finish joint 28th while Laura from Ballina, Co May scored 83, 88 and 88 for a share of 41st place.
Even the winner in a field of 50 was over par for the 54 holes -- Charlotte Lorentzen, a Georgia State team-mate of Ellie Robinson, scoring 75, 73 and 69 for one-over 217. That final round was a brilliant effort, all things considered. No wonder Charlotte won by 10 strokes from Nicole Sakamoto (James Madison University) who had rounds of 74, 76 and 77 for 227.
Ellie had more than just her share of ninth place to celebrate for she played her part in Georgia State University winning the team event with a total of 923 - nine shots ahead of James Madison University.

Harriet Owers-Bradley joint 15th at Spook Rock, New York
Harriet Owers-Bradley from Nottingham, a junior-year student at Yale Universtiy, finished joint 15th in a field of 75 for the quaintly-named Roaree Invitational women's college tournament at Spook Rock Golf Club, Mamaroneck in New York State.
Harrier had scores of 77 and 78 for 155 - seven shots behind the joint winners, Mia Kabasakalis (Harvard) (72-76) and Nancy Shon (Columbia) (71-77), on 148.
Harvard (603) won the team title in a field of 12 squads by 10 shots from Pennsylviania with Yale (619) third.