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Holly Clyburn – Qualifies for the Women’s Australian Open


Holly Clyburn qualifies for the Women's Australian Open

CLEETHORPES golf professional Holly Clyburn is gunning for a super double Down Under after a fine top-six finish.

Clyburn tied for sixth place in the Oates Vic Open last weekend, an event won by fellow top Brit Melissa Reid.

The 26-year old shot a four-round total of nine under-par – with her high finishing position earning her 10,200 euros.

The tournament, at the Barwon Heads Beach Golf Links, in Australia, is part of the Ladies European Tour (LET) circuit.

Clyburn’s performance means she has now qualified for the Women’s Australian Open – which is part of the prestigious LPGA Tour.

Holly Clyburn, golf, Women's Australian Open

Meghan MacLaren – Azores Ladies Open Win


Azores Ladies Open Win for England's Meghan MacLaren

England’s Meghan MacLaren claimed her second victory on the LET Access Series with a two stroke win in the Azores Ladies Open, at Terceira Golf Club on Terceira Island.

It is the second title for the daughter of David MacLaren – executive director of the European Seniors Tour – in LETAS tournaments, but the first as a professional, since last year, when she was victorious in Zaragoza, still as an amateur. It is indeed striking that MacLaren already has two LETAS titles in only four tournaments played. It looks predestined that she will enjoy a successful career, already having a card to play some events on the LET, and with her victory today seizing the number one ranking on the LETAS Order of Merit this season.

MacLaren started the final round with a one-shot lead over Eva Gilly, which she would relinquish early on the final day. The young Frenchwoman covered the opening nine in 33 shots compared to MacLaren’s even par, 35.

Both players struggled on the back nine in the windy conditions and reached the 15th hole tied for the lead. Gilly double-bogeyed the 16th, while MacLaren closed with bogey-birdie-par over the last three holes, for a round of 74.

Meghan MacLaren, golf, Azores Ladies Open

Amy Hunt – U17 girls 60m final win


U17 girls 60m final win for 14 year-old Amy Hunt

The 60m produced such an impressive selection of amazing races and UK leading times, that it’s difficult to highlight any one. However, Amy Hunt (Club: Grantham) stands out from a swift crowd, having equalled the championship best of 7.50 in the U17G semi-final before flying to the third fastest time ever with 7.43. And perhaps more significantly it’s second to a certain Katharine Merry when it comes to 14-year-olds.

14 year-old Amy Hunt (Joe McDonnell) ran an impressive 7.43 to win the U17 girls 60m final, and moved herself up to second behind Olympic bronze medallist Kath Merry in the all-time U15 British list, a significant achievement.

Amy Hunt, Joe McDonnell, runner

Sophie Lamb – British Strokeplay Champion


British title for England teenager Sophie Lamb

England’s Sophie Lamb won the British women’s stroke play championship by two shots at Knock Golf Club, Belfast, today – and, at one-under for 72 holes, was the only player in the field to beat par.

It’s a first women’s title for the 18-year-old international from Clitheroe in Lancashire and she said: “It’s amazing, but it hasn’t really sunk in.”

Lamb had her dad, Phil, on the bag as her caddie this week and added: “I couldn’t have done it without him.”

But her mum, Carina, had to wait for the news that her daughter had won her first major championship – she was on a plane to Spain. “We’ll have to ring her when she lands!” added Lamb.

The teenager moved steadily through the field after a first round of four-over 77, which left her six shots off the pace. “I struggled a bit off the tee and you can’t do that on this course,” she said.

She came straight back with five-under 68 – six birdies and just one bogey – to put herself firmly in contention and two shots off the lead. Lamb played solid golf in this morning’s third round, returning one-under 72, but remained two shots behind the leader, 14-year-old Alessia Nobilio of Italy.

In this afternoon’s fourth round Nobilio fell away while Lamb kept up her steady progress to the title, despite the challenge of Chloe Williams of Wales who closed with three-under 70 to finish runner-up, two shots back.

“I had nine straight pars to start, then a bogey and a double, but I had some birdies coming in,” said Lamb, who signed off with one-over 74.

“I was focussed on playing my own game and trying to give myself chances. I didn’t want to get sucked in to having to make a birdie here or there – and it was good!”

Lamb has been challenging for a big win all season, having been leading qualifier in the English women’s match play championship, tied fourth in the English women’s amateur and sixth in the English stroke play. She also helped England win the Women’s Home Internationals last month.

Her next big date is the World Junior Girls’ Championship in Canada later this month and she said: “This is really good for my confidence.”

England’s Georgia Price (Bude & North Cornwall) tied third in the championship, following up on her second place in the English women’s strokeplay. Curtis Cup player Rochelle Morris (Woodsome Hall), English girls’ champion Cloe Frankish (Chart Hills) and international Inci Mehmet (Royal Mid Surrey) were in a group tied eighth.

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Victory for Meghan MacLaren on LET Access Series


Megham Maclaren Santander Golf Tour win!

England amateur Meghan MacLaren beat the professionals with an impressive final round of six-under par to win the Santander Golf Tour LETAS La Peñaza in Zaragoza, Spain.

The 22 year-old international from Wellingborough, Northamptonshire, improved each round, with 69, 68 and 66, to finish at -13, two ahead of Sarah Schober from Austria.

MacLaren’s 66 was her best-ever round and she said afterwards: “I’m a little bit in shock. I felt comfortable out there, I knew that I just had to keep playing my own game because it was so tight between all of us. I knew we were all close but I wasn’t a 100{b2e838eb9e271c2c7fc2c40349dfbcd37b166f56ee8a09a9fd8d2676318b2526} sure on the scores.

“I said to myself after the first round that I just wanted to keep improving each day and I knew if I did that I would have a chance.”

In the final round she had to wait until the fifth for her first birdie but she knew her rhythm was good on the greens and said: “I putted really, really well. I missed one short one on 12, the par three, but I made birdie on the hole after that so that settled me down again. I just kept in control as much as I could, but it was pretty tense out there.”

This was MacLaren’s second event on the LET Access Series, following her appearance in the recent WPGA International Challenge at Stoke by Nayland Hotel Golf & Spa, where she tied 10th.

MacLaren has relished the opportunity to compete against a professional field. “It’s great experience whether I had done well or not. No matter how good amateur events are there’s nothing like playing professional events, which is what I realised at Stoke by Nayland.

“I played well there with a few mistakes and came 10th so I knew if I could just cut out the mistakes this week that I might have a chance and I knew the course suited me as soon as I played it. I don’t know, it was just my week I guess, 66 is the best round of my life, I still can’t believe it.”

MacLaren adds this latest success to a remarkable season in which she holed the winning putt for GB&I in the Curtis Cup match against the USA and helped England to become European team champions for the first time.

She’s a past British and Irish stroke play champion and won eight times on the US college circuit.

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Jonathan Thomson : Rookie Thomson Wins Glenfarclas Open – Europro Tour


TURNED PRO 9 Aug 16. Thomson had considerable success within Yorkshire golf in 2012, winning the North of England under 16 Championship at Pannal and finishing runner-up in the Yorkshire under 16 Championship. He also captained Yorkshire’s under 16s was capped by England in 2012 against Scotland and Ireland at under 16 level.   In 2014 he represented England in the Fairhaven Trophy Nations Cup Team and was runner-up in the Australian Master of the Amatuers 2016.

http://www.europrotour.com/europro-tour-news/rookie-thomson-wins-glenfarclas-open;

MELTHAM’S Jamie Bower is the new English men’s open amateur stroke play champion.


Jamie won the North of England Youths tournament at the end of 2011 following a string of consistent performances through the summer. Jamie recorded top ten finishes in both the McEvoy and Sir Henry Cooper Junior Masters events. He was part of the winning team in the Costa Ballena Quadrangular match in 2014. During his 2016 tour of South Africa Jamie was a quarter finalist in the South African Amateur, Tied 3rd in the African S/Play and Won the Southern Cape Open.

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Danny Willett Masters success


Spectrum Physiotherapy have been working with Danny Willett for four years and this year, 2016, he was crowned Masters champion after a stunning final round of 67 at Augusta. The Yorkshireman picked up three birdies in his final six holes to pick up a first major victory with his fifth professional win. Three shots of the lead going into the final day, Danny showed steel and class when it mattered to take the green jacket. Paul travelled with Danny to the US and was privileged to be present during the green jacket presentation.

Spectrum physiotherapy look after top water skier Rob Hazelwood


Rob Hazelwood is a British water skier who has represented Great Britain in the Masters Water Ski Tournament in 4 junior categories and achieving 2nd place in the slalom event. He also achieved an overall 2nd in the British Water Ski Tournament standings whilst achieving 1st place in the slalom competition.