Sophie Keech second in the British Girls Open qualifier.

08:01 27 August 2014

Sophie Keech

Sophie Keech


Sophie Keech second in the British Girls Open qualifier.

Sophie Keech finished second in the Girls Open Amateur Championship qualifier held at the Massereene Golf club in Northern Ireland.

There were 144 girls in the competition and, after the first stage, the 36-hole qualifier, Keech was three shots adrift of leader Puk Lyng from Denmark.

Next up was the match play and Keech was a two-and-one winner in her opening match against Antonia Eberhard of Germany.

The weather closed in to push back tee times and Keech, in her next match-play tie, did not get out until 6.24pm. In the gathering gloom she was beaten four-and-two.

Her busy agenda did not stop with that event for she was swiftly on to the next one, the British Ladies Amateur Stroke Play Championships in Ashburnham in Wales.

After two rounds Sophie made the cut as one of the top 40 players. On the final day Keech endured a mixed round that included five birdies and pars, but one or two with individual scores of eight or over.

However, in true fighting spirit she continued to make every putt count, saving the very best for last as she sank a 40-foot birdie putt in front of the gallery to score a final round of minus two to see here placed 30th in the final standings.


Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other Midweek Herald visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by Midweek Herald staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique Midweek Herald account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

Other Sport Stories


Sunday saw the playing of the final organised match of the year for the mixed section, writes John Pawley.

Read more

Feniton entertained newly promoted Upottery in a Macron top flight game that ended honours even with four goals shared by two well-matched outfits.

Read more

Honiton Town maintained their unbeaten record and banked three more points thanks to an injury time goal from Ben Ashford sealed a superb 3-2 success at home to Seaton.

Read more

Honiton Youth Under-14s pushed table-topping Wonford Galaxy all the way before going down by the odd goal in seven.

Read more

Millwey Rise Reserves’ unbeaten league run came to an end with a bit of a disappointing display at Chagford where they went down 4-1, writes Dick Sturch.

Read more

Axminster Town continue to sit second in the Eastern Division of the South West Peninsula League after two second half goals saw them to a competent 2-0 home win over Appledore.

Read more

Budleigh Salterton Games Club is holding an open day on Saturday, November 5.

Read more

Honiton 2nds went down 67-14 in their game at Torquay.

Read more
Yesterday, 20:49

A squad of 33 swimmers represented Chard Swimming Club in Round One of the Western Division National Swimming League held Millfield School, writes Heather Pullinger and Pene Davis

Read more
Yesterday, 14:10

AVR member Paul Lloyd travelled to Portsmouth to take part in the Great South Run, writes Dave Mutter.

Read more

Local Weather

Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 15°C

min temp: 8°C

Most Read Sport

Useful Links

Family notices
Advertise in the paper
Submit a Story
Submit a Story
Buy Photos
Google Plus Page
Reader Travel

Family Notices 24

Read Online

Read the Midweek Herald e-edition E-edition

Newsletter Sign Up

Local business directory

Honiton's trusted business finder

Show Job Lists

Find planning applications