Keech wins West of England Amateur Open Ladies’ title

PUBLISHED: 14:34 19 June 2012

Sophie Keech with her West of England Amateur championship salver and author Diney Costeloe.

Sophie Keech with her West of England Amateur championship salver and author Diney Costeloe.

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Lyme Regis golfer Sophie Keech has won the 2012 west of England Amateur Ladies Open Championship which took place in Bath.

She competed against a strong field, including five of her England Select Team squad colleagues, After the first 18 holes, Keech ended up level with back to back birdies in the round. During the second round there was the added distraction of a neighbouring Race For Life event, complete with radio roadshow. It could have been a distraction but Keech said afterwards she enjoyed putting to the dulcet tones of Michael Jackson.

During the afternoon round the weather changed for the worse but the green keepers cut the greens and repositioned the pins making the course more of a challenge. Sophie played a solid round and her short game was outstanding, ending up one over par for the two rounds, an overall score which left her the 2012 champion. On the winning salver, Laura Davies and Tricia Johson were past winners of the competition.

The Author, Diney Costeloe, sponsors the competition and gave all the players one of her novels and presented the winning salver to Keech.

Keech had played in the competition off the back of county match week in Trevose, Cornwall where she recorded four wins out of four matches played, having been involved for just two days due to GCSE exams.


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