Former Champions do battle for the 2015 Surrey Ladies Golf title
The 2015 Surrey Ladies golf Championship was played last week on the Championship course at Walton Heath Golf Club over 3 days.
The first day, Friday 10th April, was 36 holes medal competition with the best 16 scores from the field of 60 qualifying for the Match play competition on Saturday 11th April. Leading scores were recorded by Lauren Horsford (Wimbledon Park GC), gross 141, 7 under gross par followed by Lizzie Prior (Burhill GC), gross 148 level gross par. Also a fine morning round by 13 years old, Pavani Kumar (Royal Mid Surrey GC), handicap 9, scoring net a 65, was also worthy of note.
The Match play competition on the Saturday morning sent through 8 players to compete in the afternoon for places in the semi finals and final to be played on Sunday 12th. After exciting matches, some going to 19th & 20th holes, the players for the semi final were Lauren Horsford v Shannon Flynn (Burhill GC) and Katie Fewster(Worplesdon GC) v Lizzie Prior.
The semi finals match play played on Sunday morning were won by Lauren Horsford and Lizzie Prior. The final was a match played between Lauren, Surrey Junior Champion 2014 and Lizzie, Surrey Ladies Champion 2014. Lauren Horsford was the eventual winner 3&2.
Both finalists are students at Sweetwoods Golf College in Sussex and have come through the Surrey Junior County ranks. Lauren is 18 years old and thinking of turning pro at the end of the year, and Lizzie is considering going to university in America to play golf.