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Hampshire's Katie Mundy tees up a winning start in US golf
5th March2009

England girl international Katie Mundy has made a great debut on the US women's college circuit with two wins from three tournaments.

Katie Mundy
Katie Mundy (Photo Leaderboard)

The 18-year-old from Dunwood Manor in Hampshire joined Western Texas College earlier this term and has got off to a stunning start in junior college 36-hole events.

She won her first competition, the Schreiner Spring Shootout, by six shots; she was seventh in her second tournament, the UMHB Lady Cru Spring Invitational; and now she's won the TJC Women's Intercollegiate by 10 shots. Katie's play has also twice helped her college side to victory in the team event. On the other occasion they were runners-up.    

Katie was in England's winning team at the 2008 girls' Home Internationals and has been a member of English Women's Golf Association squads.

Leighton Buzzard's Lizi Sweetnam has had two top-ten finishes since starting at Seminole State College, Oklahoma in January.  She was eighth the Lions Classic in  Arkansas, while her team finished third overall. Lizi followed up with fifth place  in the TJC Intercollegiate and her team were again third.

Elsewhere, Andrea Downer from Bramley, Surrey, was third of 42 players in  the NewWave Communications event at Miller Memorial Golf Club,  in Kentucky.  Andrea is a student at Murray State University which won the team prize by 15 shots.  

Buckinghamshire's Clara Leathers (Middle Tennessee State University),  was the leading British student at the Lady Jaguar Invitational at Azalea City Golf Club in Alabama. Clara, from Ellesborough, was joint 19th in a field of 83 while Portia Abbott, from Kingsdown, Wiltshire, was 26th and her Jacksonville State team-mate Laura Cutler, from Warley in Essex, was  35th.



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