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The Ladies' Senior British Open Amateur

The Ladies’ Senior British Open Amateur Championship will first played in 1981.

The championship is open to players aged 50 years and over and is held annually.

Championship Overview

2016 Ladies' Senior British Open Amateur Champion

Laura Webb (IRE)

2016 Ladies Seniors British Open Champion Laura Webb

Laura Webb won the Ladies’ Senior British Open Amateur Championship by three strokes with a level par total score of 219 (71, 72 and 76), the lowest recorded since 2000, over the par-73 Caldy Golf Club. Webb became the first Irish player to win the over-50s title since Mary McKenna at Aberdovey in in 2001.

2017 CHAMPIONSHIP

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2017 CHAMPIONSHIP

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History

The Ladies Senior British Open Amateur Championship will be played at Royal Belfast from 19 – 21 September 2017.

Royal Belfast is one of only four Irish golf clubs with a 'Royal' prefix, and it was founded in November 1881 making it Ireland's oldest golf club.

In 1885 the Club became “Royal” after the Prince of Wales (subsequently King Edward VII) was invited to become its Patron during a visit to Ireland.

In 1892, as the game grew in popularity, the course became overcrowded and the Club relocated to a new 9 hole course in Carnalea, near Bangor.

After World War I, the Club moved to Craigavad House on the shores of Belfast Lough and in 1925, famous course architect HS Colt was appointed to design the layout of the new course, which opened a year later.

The club counts 2014 Champion Golfer of the Year Rory McIlroy as one of its members.

Contact details:

Royal Belfast Golf Club
Station Road
Craigavad
Co Down
BT18 0BP
Tel: +44 28 9042 8165

FORMAT

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The competitor with the lowest 54-hole total over four rounds of stroke play will be declared the winner.

After 36 holes, the players returning the 40 lowest scores and any tying for 40th place qualify for the final 18 holes.

A hole-by-hole play-off determines the winner in the event of a tie.

HISTORY

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The first Ladies’ Senior British Open Amateur Championship was played in 1981 at Formby Ladies’ Golf Club in Merseyside.

In the past 20 years, both Mrs E Ansagarius (2004 and 2005) and Mrs A Uziella ( 1998 and 1999) have completed the feat of winning the championship on two consecutive years.

The winner is awarded the Clark trophy, which was presented to the LGU by Miss Linda Clark.

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