British Ladies Amateur: Denmark's Pedersen prevails
28 Jun 2014
see also: Ladies British Open Amateur Championship, Hillside Golf Club

SANDWICH, England. (June 28, 2014) -- Denmark’s Emily Pedersen won the 2014 Ladies’ British Open Amateur Championship at Royal St George’s Golf Club, beating Belgium’s Leslie Cloots 3&1 in this afternoon’s final, in a game filled with birdies.

In a tight encounter, below par scores were required to win holes, and there was no more than one hole in the match until Pedersen edged ahead, winning the 10th and 12th holes. Cloots pulled one back at 14, but Pedersen retaliated at the next hole, and closed out the match by winning the 17th hole.

Pedersen stops a run of British victories in the Amateur Championship, with Kelly Tidy (2010 - Ganton), Lauren Taylor (2011 – Royal Portrush), Stephanie Meadow (2012 – Carnoustie) and Georgia Hall (2013 - Machynys Peninsula), being the winners in the last four years.

A former European Individual Champion, Emily Pedersen has played for Europe in both the Vagliano Trophy Match against Great Britain & Ireland, and the Junior Solheim Cup against the USA. By adding the oldest ladies match-play championship to her list of honours, she has yet again proven herself a winner on the top amateur stage.

On the Roll of Honour, she joins past winners of this prestigious championship, such as Azahara Munoz, Carlota Ciganda and Belen Mozo of Spain, Anna Nordqvist of Sweden, Scotland’s Catriona Lambert (Matthew) and Rebecca Hudson of England, and the BBC’s Maureen Madill, along with many of the pioneering legends of ladies’ golf.

As 2014 Ladies’ British Amateur Champion, Emily has also earned herself an exemption into the field for the Ricoh Women’s British Open, another LGU Championship, which will be played at the Royal Birkdale Golf Club from 10-13 July, 2014.

Congratulations to the 2014 Ladies’ British Open Amateur Champion, and thanks to everyone at Royal St George’s Golf Club for a great week at Sandwich.

Results For Ladies British Open Amateur Championship
WinDenmarkEmily PedersenDenmark1500
Runner-upBelgiumLeslie ClootsBelgium1000
SemifinalsSwedenJenny HaglundSweden700
SemifinalsFranceMarion VeysseyreFrance700
QuarterfinalsNetherlandsAnne Van DamNetherlands500

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ABOUT THE Ladies British Amateur

This championship, along with the US Women’s Amateur Golf Championship, is considered the most important in women’s amateur golf.

The first stage of the Championship involves 144 players each of whom plays two rounds of 18 holes. The 64 lowest scores over the 36 holes will compete in the match play stage of the Championship. Each match will consist of one round of 18 holes, including the Final.

The ‘Pam Barton Memorial Salver’ is awarded to the winner of the Championship, while the runner-up receives The Diana Fishwick Cup. An international team award is presented after the stroke play qualifying rounds.

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