Eight new American Golf Champions have been crowned at the Belfry with six now progressing to the Heritage Resorts Tournament of Champions in Mauritius.
Following a summer series of 44 free to enter regional qualifying events, golfers from all over the U.K. and Ireland descended on the midlands venue to battle it out for the title in 9 Hole pairs and individual, Family, Scratch, Ladies, Senior, Par 3 and even Adventure Golf Championships! With the title of American Golf National Champion on the line in each category, along with 6 places in the Heritage Resorts Tournament of Champions, competition was fierce. Some fantastic golf was played and incredible sportsmanship shown in conditions that varied from sunshine to rain to torrential rain before eight worthy winners were crowned.
The Ladies’ Championship saw the most emphatic victory of Saturday with Michelle Black and Lisa Duffy of Rochdale G.C. taking a 4 & 3 victory over Orla McGuiness and Kay Farrell from Swords G.C. near Dublin. The Rochdale pairing had played some fantastic golf all through the competition and come the final were in no mood to let up.
“I can’t say we’ve played our best golf in the final but we’ve dug deep and scrapped. We’re good scrappers,“ commented Duffy.
Black confirmed that assessment by adding, “There were some shots I played that I thought ‘Oh no’ and there were some shots that Lisa played that I though the same! But we did play some very good bits in between. It’s amazing what a difference the cameras and the pressure of the event makes. But it’s been a wonderful experience and American Golf have been amazing.”
All of the Championship finals will be shown on Sky Sports across October and November.
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