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Continentals fill Semis of British Ladies' Amateur

28th June 2014

Saturday morning's semi-finals of the British women's amateur golf championship at Royal St George's GC, Sandwich in Kent will be contested by four players from the Continent.

And so the sequence of four successive title wins by British players - Kelly Tidy (2010), Stephanie Meadow (2011), Lauren Taylor (2012) and Georgia Hall (2013) - is broken.

Emily Pederson

Alice Hewson, the 16-year-old Berkhamsted player and the only British player in the quarter-finals, lost by 4 and 3 to Copenhagen's Emily Pedersen,, winner of the European women's amateur title last year and ranked No 26 in the world to Alice's No 484.

The teenage GB and I Junior Vagliano Trophy player twice led in the early stages but the writing was on the wall for her when Pedersen won the eighth, ninth, 10th and 12th to surge into a four-hole lead. Halves at the 13th, 14th and 15th, clinched the Danish player's place in the last four.

Curtis Cup player Gemma Dryburgh (Beaconsfield), the only Scot to reach the last 16 lost by two holes to Pedersen in the morning's third round.

In the semi-finals, Pedersen will play Jenny Haglund from Karlstad, Sweden and a student at Southern Methodist University, USA. Jenny scored a surprise afternoon win by 3 and 2 over Spain's Noemi Jimenez, world-ranked No 10 in comparison to Haglund's No 146 rating.

In the second semi-final it will be Marion Veyssere from France against Leslie Cloots from Antwerp, Belgium and a student at North Carolina University.

Cloots, the No 2 qualifier for the match-play stages, was four up with six to play against Germany's Junior Solheim Cup player Antonia Scherer but lost the 13th, 15th, 17th and 18.

Cloots, ranked No 448 in the world, recovered her poise and nerve in time to win at the 19th.

Her semi-final opponent, Veryssere is ranked No 125 in the world.



Royal St George's GC, Sandwich, Kent.


Emily Pedersen (Denmark) bt Gemma Dryburgh (Beaconsfield) 2 holes.

Alice Hewson (Berkhamsted) bt Su-Hyun Oh (Australia) at 19th.

Noemi Jimenez (Spain) bt Rosie Davies (Indiana University) 5 and 4.

Jenny Haglund (sweden) bt Sarah Schober (Austria) 2 and 1.

Anne Van Dam (Netherlands) bt Gabriella Cowley (Hanbury Manor) 3 and 2.

Marion Veysseyre (France) bt Leonie Harm (Germany) 4 and 3.

Antonia Scherer (Germany) bt Frida Gustafsson-Span (Sweden) 2 and 1.

Leslie Cloots (Belgium) bt Elodie Bridenne (France) 2 holes.


Pedersen bt Hewson 4 and 3.

Haglund bt Jimenez 3 and 2.

Veyssere bt Van Dam 2 and 1

Cloots bt Scherer at 19th.


Pedersen v Haglund

Veyssere v Cloots



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