BADGEMORE PARK golfer Millie Anderson has become one of the youngest golfers to win the
BADGEMORE PARK golfer Millie Anderson has become one of the youngest golfers to win the Oxfordshire Ladies’ County Championship.
It was the third time 18–year–old Anderson had played in the event which this year was played at The Wychwood Golf Club in north Oxfordshire.
The event was played over three days, the first day being a 36–hole medal from which the top eight players progress to the match play stages.
Anderson faced a tough quarter–final match against Irish senior international player Kate Evans from Frilford Heath. The match was close all the way and all square after 18 holes with Anderson eventually winning with a birdie on the second extra hole.
Anderson’s semi–final opponent was 15–year–old Victoria Hart from Hadden Hill who playing in her first Championship caused the upset of the quarter–finals beating past champion Samantha Round.
In the final Anderson’s long hitting and good short game enabled her to take a three up lead after nine holes and she eventually closed the match out five and three against Maggie Findlay from Oxford Ladies Golf Club.
In addition to being county junior captain last season, Anderson has also represented the county first team for the last two seasons and will, once again, be a key player in the team this season.
Three Henley Golf Club ladies reached the semi–finals of the county bronze championship which was played alongside the championship itself.
In an all–Henley match, Erica Brady beat Gill Mitchell while Madeleine Deller from Studley Wood beat Henley’s Miriam Dalton.
In the final Brady started the match strongly and had a four–up lead after 11 holes before Deller fought back and they were all square with three holes left to play. Brady held her nerve and won the 16th and 17th to secure victory.
The new champions received their trophies from county captain Sarah Arnold, who is also a member at Henley.