Thursday, April 22, 2010


Katie Mundy (Western Texas), a member of Hampshire's Dunwood Manor club, finished joint fourth in a field of 34 players at the Sonoma State Spring Invitational women's college tournament at Fountain Grove Golf Club, Santa Rosa in California this week.
Over a par-72 course of 5,825yd, Katie had scores of 78 and 76 for 154 - only four shots behind the winner Dayna Bersamin (Hawaii-Hilo University) whose rounds of 76 and 74 for 150 gave her a three-stroke winning margin.
Katie's team-mate, Hollie Weatherburn from Cumbria) finished seventh on 159 with scores of 79 and 80.
Sonoma State (637) won the team title ahead of Western Texas (652) in a field of six squads.

Abbey and Nicole (jt 4th) help Nova SE win Sunshine State team title

Nova Southeastern University, Florida's two English students, Abbey Gittings from Tamworth and Nicole Whitmore from Milton Keynes, shared fourth place in the Women's Sunshine State Conference Championship at Grand Oaks Golf Club, Davie in Florida this week.
Abbey had rounds of 73, 76 and 75 for 224 while Nicole had the same total with scores of 77, 73 and 74.
In a field of 40 players, they finished six strokes behind the winner and team-mate, Sandra Changkija who won by four shots with very good scores of 72, 77 and 69 for a total of 218 over a par-71 course of 6,073yd.
Nicole and Abbey's performance helped Nova Southeastern win the conference team title by 21 shots from Florida Southern (903) with Rollins (916) a distant third in a field of eight teams.

Natasha Podmore just outside top 10 in California

Natasha Podmore (San Francisco), a senior-year student from Warrington and a member at Delamere Forest GC, tied for 11th place in a field of 25 at the West Coast Conference Championship at Hiddenbrooke Golf Club, Vallejo in California.
Natasha had round s of 88, 77 and 78 for 243.
Individual winner was Lisa McCloskey (Pepperdie) with scores of 77, 74 and 74 for a total of 225 which gave her a two-shot victory over a par-72 course of 5,949yd.
Pepperdine (906) won the team title ahead of San Francisco (938) in a field of five teams.

Stacey's top 20 finish in Indiana
Stacey Rodgers from West Hove, a senior student at Missouri State University, finished joint 15th in a field of 540 at the State Farm MVC Championship at Rolling Hills Country Club, Newburgh in Indiana.
Stacey had scores of 80, 81 and 75 for 236 - 17 shots behind the winner, Olivia Lansing (Drake) who won by three strokes with rounds of 72, 75 and 72 for 219.