Bronte’s birdie blitz wins US title

first_img English champion Bronte Law produced a birdie blitz to win her second title on the US women’s college circuit. Bronte, from Bramhall in Cheshire, was four-under par on her final nine holes of the Stanford Intercollegiate in California, hosted by Dr Condoleezza Rice, and won by two shots. She had four consecutive birdies from the 11th and although she dropped a shot on the short 17th she finished with another birdie on the last. It helped the Curtis Cup player to a total of eight-under par for the 54-hole event. Bronte, a student at University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), had scores of six-under 65, 71 and 69. Her college finished third in the team event. Bronte (Image © Leaderboard Photography) is enjoying a run of low-scoring. In the Women’s World Amateur Team Championship in Japan last month she was 14-under par for four rounds and tied for third place in the individual table. So far in this US college season she is also 14-under par, for her nine rounds played The 19-year-old international is in her second year at UCLA and has played in two Curtis Cup teams. She won the English women’s amateur in July. Bronte is a member of the England Golf Women’s Squad. 21 Oct 2014 Bronte’s birdie blitz wins US title last_img read more

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Monley in the money …again

first_imgThere were some good scores, the weather was definitely staying on our side and a comfortable day was had by all.  Competition was tough in the A grade and the winner off his handicap of five with 40 points on a count back was Barry Welling ahead of Keith Buchanan in second.  Third with 36 points was Alan Hanlon on a count back over fourth placed Fred Cuypers.B flight was won by Mark Henkel with a great score of 43 points.  Second with another great score, 42 points, was Sandy Leiper while third place went to Tom Cotton with 38.  The final podium spot went to our only lady player Rita Zobelli with 35 points.A Flight (0-19)1st Barry Welling (5) 40pts2nd Keith Buchanan (15) 40pts3rd Alan Hanlon (14) 36pts4th Fred Cuypers (17) 36ptsB Flight (20+)1st Mark Henkel (25) 43pts2nd Sandy Leiper (32) 42pts3rd Tom Cotton (25) 38pts4th Rita Zobelli (23) 35ptsNear Pins:  5th Roy Dayton; 7th Keith Buchanan; 12th Tom Cotton; 16th Barry Welling.Long Putt:  9th Tom Cotton; 18th Tom McDowell.Thursday, Jan. 15, The Emerald – StablefordSome stray cats were still heading home as 26 Growling Swan golfers were heading to Emerald last Thursday.  The weather was perfect with a gentle zephyr keeping tempers cool as the course certainly bared its claws.  Only ‘Mr. Consistent’ Gary Monley bettered his handicap and the general consensus was that the shoddy condition of the course presented was not good value for the price.Monday winner Mark Henkel (left) with Compass Cap recipient Alan “Colonel” Sanders.Mine host Peter Grey, always has an eventful day at golf and today he turned fifty shades greyer when he was soggy-arsed by a Hunter Gear sprinkler and then had to endure an agonizing wait to see if his maiden par 3 near-pin held up. ….. Onya Pete!Sal ‘The Muz” Brizzi one-putted his way to a count-back win in A Grade, beating JJ Harney whose fitness waned over the last few holes.‘Mr Consistent’ finished six points clear of Seesa in B Grade, whilst the Coveted Compass Cap was gleaned by Alan Taylor who accepted the award ever so graciously.A Flight (0–23)1st Sal Brizzi (7) 35pts2nd JJ Harney (10) 35pts3rd Kev Waycott (10) 33pts4th John Davis (15) 32ptsB Flight (23+)1st Gary Monley (29) 38pts2nd Seesa (26) 32pts3rd Kurt Persson (26) 31pts4th Sandy Leiper (32) 31ptsNear Pins: 5th John Davis; 7th JJ Harney; 13th Ebrahim; 15th Peter GreyLong Putts: 9th Seesa, 18th Jason SchembriNote:  The Growling Swan is a friendly PSC Golf outlet and welcomes all golfers for a fun day out.  We generally play Mondays and Thursdays with buses mostly departing at 8.30 am.  Please contact Peter Grey on 0861 503086 if you are interested in a game.The Growling Swan also caters to the lawn bowling enthusiasts.  Bus transport leaves the Swan at 10.00 am to play at Coco’s under cover synthetic lawn bowls on Sundays and at the Retreat Lawn Bowls grass greens on Wednesdays also departing at 10.00 am.  The cost including bus transport, green fees and hot lunch is less than four hundred baht, so great value for a day out.  Please contact Paul Rennison on 0843 454005 if you would like to come along. PSC Golf from The Growling SwanMonday, Jan. 12, Pattaya C.C. – StablefordTwenty seven combatants set out today with the weather looking as if it was going to be on our side.  After a short bus trip we arrived to find the old club house still in use, with no date given as to when the new one will be in operation.  I have to say we were greeted by the friendliest staff I have ever encountered and nothing was a problem, which was very refreshing. We hit the tee boasting two grades and found the course still a little underdone, with tricky greens, pin placements a bit tough and dry fairways.  Overall, if they get things right (and I am sure they are heading in the right direction), booking and getting on this course will be harder than picking Saturday night’s Tattslotto numbers.(From left) Sal Brizzi, Alan Taylor and Gary Monley.last_img read more

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Brooks & Oats lead the way

first_imgPSC Golf from the Tropical Golf GroupFriday, July 17, Bangpra – StablefordThe Tropical Golf Group had a couple of treats last Friday.  The first was we were playing Bangpra – high on the list of favorite courses for most golfers.  The second treat was that it was fairly cloudy and cool most of the round with no threat of rain.  Who could ask for better than a great course in good weather?  So off 24 golfers went in search of glory. Bangpra is a course usually in good condition, and it didn’t disappoint this day.  Fairways and greens were well tended.  The interesting layout makes sure this course is not a ‘grip it and rip it’ challenge, and anyone without some pre-shot thinking better be just plain lucky to have their name called after the round.  With 23 golfers we had two flights plus a bevy of technical prizes, and everyone was curious who would take advantage?Barry Oats (left) with Landis Brooks. In the A Flight (0-14), Landis Brooks came out on top with a well-constructed 37 points, one up on Bill Steinmann in second and Alan Sullivan took third with 35.Barry Oats topped the B Flight (15+) standings with another fine round and 37 points while Graham Buckingham placed second on 33 and Kenny Chung completed the podium with 29.Near Pins:  Don Carmody, John Pierrel (2), Barry Oats.Long Putts:  Brian Parish, Paul Sharples.last_img read more

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