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Emma leaves the field trailing

Malton & Norton’s Emma Brown doubled up in her first campaign as a Senior golfer, adding the England Women’s County Champion of Champions title to her Yorkshire win.

Also the reigning Yorkshire Women’s champ, Brown was a model of consistency, ultimately blowing away the opposition during 36-holes of the Bracken Course at Woodhall Spa, home of the National Golf Centre.

The former Curtis Cup star shot rounds of 76 and 75 resulting in a 151 (+7), her closing birdie allowing her to claim victory by a convincing eight shots over Lancashire’s Sharon Eales on 15 over. Sussex’s Karen Sykes rounded out the top three two shots further back on 17 over par.

It was a dominant performance from start-to-finish by Brown as she topped the leaderboard at the end of day one after opening with a four over par round of 76.

Sykes looked the most likely to mount a challenge after posting a five over par first round score of 77 but she couldn’t sustain the pressure on Sunday, dropping to third in the standings behind Eales who shot the round of the weekend, a one over par 73 to climb into second.

Meanwhile, Brown backed up her solid day one display with another consistent showing on day two in Lincolnshire and despite the warm temperatures, she as able to keep her cool when it mattered most.

Three birdies were the highlight of Brown’s final round as she closed out with a three over par round of 75 to take the title and add another trophy to her impressive collection which includes the 1994 British Ladies Amateur, the 1998 English Women’s Stroke Play, the 2000 European Ladies Amateur and the 2004 Scottish Women’s Open Stroke Play.


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