Qualifying School test looms for Hull

Charley Hull
Charley Hull

Charley Hull might have made her last international amateur appearance after helping England finish a respectable 13th out of 53 nations in the World Amateur Team Championships in Turkey.

With the team competing for the Espirito Santo Trophy, the plus-four handicapper birdied a couple of long holes and also bagged a trio of twos in an opening 75 at Gloria GC.

Hull shot a superb second round of three-under-par 69 in Antalya, but the putts didn’t drop on days three and four as she went on to finish 41st in the individual girls comp.

The 16-year-old will now turn her attention to attempting to qualify for the Ladies European Tour when she goes to Qualifying School in Marrakech, Morocco in December.

As the world’s eighth best lady amateur, the Kettering teenager has been granted a special exemption to attend by the LET Executive Director as the normal age required for membership is 18.

Hull automatically progresses into the final stages at Al Maaden GC and Amelkis GC on December 13-17, when she will play for a top 30 spot, which will guarantee full playing privileges for the 2013 Tour.

High-handicapper Ruth Bowe will always remember the Ladies Needham Bowl Medal at Wellingborough after shooting two net eagles on the front nine during a winning score of net 70.

Mary MacLaren’s good run of form continued as the scratch team captain carded the leading gross round of 79 to take the first division honours by two shots from Glenda Abbott (net 77).

The club seniors team completed a successful season with another friendly victory as they beat Market Harborough 7-1 at home.

Wellingborough ended the campaign with eight wins and three draws from a dozen home games, and five wins and five losses from their 12 away outings.

The men’s Summer Eclectic top prize was claimed by Mark Davis as the 2011 County Champion compiled a net score of 59.

Brett Crawford and Phil Gardner will represent Overstone Park in the Daily Mail Foursomes next spring after winning the club qualifier on countback from Dale Burton and Richard Noel with 41 points.

Mark Carr went through the gears in the October Yellow Tee Stableford as the 13-handicapper completed the last 14 holes in gross five-over-par to beat Daniel Smith on countback with 39 points.

Craig Finnis (39) took the lower section, Andrew Harrison (38) beat Harry Woan, Andrew MacDonald and Andrew Stanton by a couple of points in Division One, while Helen Roy (35) was the leading lady.

Tony Middlebrook lifted the Social Cup after finishing two clear of Chris Hoy with a tally of 37 points. Dan Fowkes and Brett Crawford were a further point back.