KirkwoodGolf: If only Shannon McWilliam could keep a double bogey 6 off her card!

Thursday, September 01, 2016

If only Shannon McWilliam could keep a double bogey 6 off her card!

Shannon McWilliam, for the second day in a row, ran up a double bogey 6 over her last few holes in the British women's open amateur stroke play golf championship at Knock Golf Club.
In the first round, she had a 6 at the 15th. In the second round, the 6 happened at the 17th and saw the Aboyne player finish the day with a repeat 76 (37-39) for 152 over the par-73 course. She had four birdies but too many bogeys - five in all plus the double to be lying joint 18th at the halfway stage of the 72-hole event.
Without the double bogeys, Shannon would be four strokes better off, a glimpse of the obvious, but it underlines how damaging her bad holes have been.
Hannah McCook (Grantown on Spey) improved from an 80 to a 74 (36-38) with birdies at the short fourth and par-4 15th.
Chloe Goadby (St Regulus) and Gabrielle MacDonald) are both on the 157 mark - one shot inside the cut. Chloe had three double bogeys in her round of 81, which was five shots worse than her Day 1 effort. Gabrielle went the other way, 81 in the first, and 76 in the second. The former Scottish champion could have been even better for she had a double bogey 6 at the 15th.
Moffat-based Gemma Batty, English-born but hoping to earn a Scotland cap once she completes residential qualifications, is best placed of all the Scottish-based players in joint seventh position. She has had rounds of 77 and 71 (36-35) for 148, four behind the leader, Italian 14-year-old Alessia Nobilio from the Ambrosiano Golf Club.
Alessiawas a beaten semi-finalist in the recent British girls' open amateur championship at Royal St David's Golf Club, Harlech, since when she has won the Belgian girls amateur international stroke-play title.

Knock Golf Club, Belfast.
144 A Nobilio (Italy) 73 71
145 S Lamb (Clitheroe) 77 68, G Price (Bude and N Cornwall) 73 72
147 J Ross (Clandeboye) 73 74, A C Avanzo (Italy) 74 73, I Mehmet (Royal Mid Surrey) 71 76.
148 A Wilson (Lurgan) 74 74, G Batty (Moffat) 77 71, C Williams (Wrexham) 71 77.
152 S McWilliam (Aboyne) 76 76
154 H McCook (Grantown on Spey) 80 74.
157 G Macdonald (Craigielaw) 81 76, C Goadby (St Regulus) 76 81.

Italy pip England for Nations Cup at British women's open amateur stroke-play championship

The Team Award (Nations Cup) at the British women's open amateur stroke play championship at Knock Golf Club, Belfast  was won by Italy with a two-round total of 293, represented by Alessia Nobilio, Caterina Don and Clara Manzalini.
Pipped by one stroke on 294 were England, represented by Gemma Clews, Samantha Giles and Sophie Lamb. 
Third place went to Ireland, represented by Niamh McSherry, Chloe Ryan and Jessica Ross.
Wales were fourth on 300. They were represented by Chloe Williams, Georgia Lewis and Bethan Morris.
Scotland, represented by Shannon McWilliam, Chloe Goadby and Hannah McCook, finished fifth.

Par 73, SSS 76, Slope 140

CSS - Wednesday 31st August - 76
CSS - Thursday 1st September - 76