British Ladies Amateur: Denmark's Pedersen prevails
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