2016 Girls British Open Amateur Winner
Emilie Paltrinieri (IT)
Emilie Paltrinieri lifted the Girls’ British Open Amateur Championship after the 14-year-old achieved an excellent 4&3 win over Isobel Wardle at Royal St David's. Paltrinieri defeated both Madelene Stavnar and Julia Engstrom, seeded second and third, on the way to the final to become the first Italian since Tullia Calzavarra in 2000 to win the Championship.
15 - 19 August 2017
The Girls British Open Amateur Championship will be played at Enville from 15 – 19 August 2017.
Enville Golf Club was founded in 1935 with a nine-hole course and was extended to 18 holes in 1938. The venue was gradually expanded over a period of years until 1983, when two eighteen hole courses were completed; the Highgate Course and Lodge Course.
The two courses are set in pleasant, undulating country, partly heath land and partly woodland, forming contrasting features.
The Highgate course was used as a Regional Qualifying venue for The Open between 2007 and 2011 and hosted the England Golf’s Reid Trophy in 2014.
Enville Golf Club
Tel: 01384 872074
The first stage of the Championship includes two rounds of stroke play qualifying. The 64 lowest scores over the 36 holes and ties for 64th place will compete in the match play stage of the Championship.
Each match will consist of one round of 18 holes, including the Final. The Challenge Cup is awarded to the winner, while The Leven Trophy is awarded to the runner-up.
The following awards are presented to players returning the lowest scores over the two stroke play qualifying rounds;
The Lady Heathcoat–Amory Memorial Medal for players over 16 years of age, The Todd Bowl for players under 16 years of age and The Fairhaven Pheasant for players under 14 years of age.
A Team Trophy is awarded to the team (nation) with the lowest aggregate score over the two stroke play qualifying rounds
The first Girls’ British Open Amateur Championship was played in 1949 at Beaconsfield Golf Club in Buckinghamshire.
The winner is awarded the challenge cup and gold medal and past winners include Major champions and Solheim Cup players Suzanne Peterson and Anna Nordvist.