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Ladies' British Open Amateur Stroke Play Championship

The first Ladies British Open Amateur Stroke Play Championship was played in 1969 at Northumberland Golf Club. Golfers compete for the Nicholls Trophy.

The 2017 championship will be played at North Berwick.

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2017 Ladies' British Open Amateur Stroke Play Champion

Linn Grant (Swe)

2016 Ladies British Open Amateur Stroke Play Champion Sophie Lamb Linn Grant won the Ladies British Open Amateur Stroke Play Championship at North Berwick. The Swede birdied the two remaining holes of the final round to post a one-under-par 72 and claim victory by three strokes over Hannah Screen and Annabel Wilson. Remarkably, the win came after her grandfather, James Grant of Inverness, won the Scottish Boys Championship over the same East Lothian links over 50 years ago.

2018 Championship

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2018 Championship

Format

History

5-7 September
Venue TBC

FORMAT

Etiquettekeeping

2018 Championship

Format

History

The competitor with the lowest 72-hole total over four rounds of stroke play will be declared the winner.

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

The winner is awarded The Nicholls Trophy, while the runner-up is presented with The Holden Trophy.

Individual awards are also given for Lowest Score over 18 Holes (The Taunton Salver), Lowest Score by a player under 23 years of age (The Duncan Salver), Lowest Score by a player over 23 years of age (The Angela Uzielli Trophy), and Lowest Score by a player under 18 years of age (The Dinwiddy Trophy).

A team award is also presented to the nation with the lowest aggregate score over 72 holes.

HISTORY

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2018 Championship

Format

History

The first Ladies British Open Amateur Stroke Play Championship was played in 1969 at Northumberland Golf Club. Golfers compete for the Nicholls Trophy. Past winners include Ireland’s Leona Maguire, the 2015 and 2016 Mark McCormack Medal Winner, and Ladies European Tour and LPGA Tour golfer Aditi Ashok in 2015.

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