Friday, 21 September 2012


Fiona De Vries (St Regulus) and Kathleen Sutherland (Royal Montrose) finished joint 15th and 26th respectively in the Senior British women's open amateur golf championship which ended on a wet and windy day at Hunstanton links on the Norfolk coast.
Fiona De Vries shot 86, 78 and 79 for an 18-over-par total of 243 while Sutherland had rounds of 84, 80 and 84 for 248 over the testing par-75 course.
The winner, making her debut in the over-50s championship at the age of 51, was Katherine Russell from Royal Ashdown Forest GC, Sussex - but she hit form too late to be include in the England team for the senior women's home internationals at Elie, Fife from October 2 to 4.
Russell (79, 81, 74) beat Ireland's Pat Doran (81, 79, 74) at the second hole of a sudden-death play-off after they had tied on 234. It was the second year in a row that Doran had finished second.