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Girls' Semi - Finals Alessia leads Stroke - Play at Halfway

The teenager has had scores of 73 and 71 for a two-under-par tally of 144 over the par-73 course. Alessia had five birdies and three bogeys in today's round which lifted her into a one-stroke lead from Sophie Lamb (Clitheroe) and Georgia Price (Bude and North Cornwall).

Nobilio birdied the third, fifth, short 12th, long 14th and 17th in halves of 37 and 34. She bogeyed the sixth, seventh and long 10th. Sophie Lamb improved by nine strokes on her opening round of 77. She had birdies today at the first, fourth, sixth, 11th, 16th and 17th in a five-under-par 68 (34-34), the round of the day. She had one bogey, at the 15th.

Georgia Price has scored 73-72 for 145. Her second-round 72 had birdies at the second, third, fifth and sixth. She dropped shots at the first, ninth and 11th.

Jessica Ross (Clandeboye), sharing fourth place with a second Italian in the top 10, Alessia Cristin Avanzo, and overnight joint leader Inci Mehmet (Royal Mid Surrey), has shot 73-74 so in her bid to improve on last year's joint fourth place finish in this 72-hole tournament. She birdied the ninth, 10th, 12th and 17th in halves of 39-35. Inci slipped from a first-day 71 to a second-round 76 (37-39). She had a double bogey 6 at the eight and bogeys at the sixth, seventh and ninth.

Chloe Williams, who was also a joint overnight leader, lost ground with a 77 for 148. The GB and I international from Wrexham had double bogey 6s at the second and 18th in halves of 38 and 39.

Mairead Martin (Killarney), the last of the three overnight pacemakers, came to grief with a second-round 79 for 150. She had no birdies, but one double bogey 6, in halves of 40 and 39.

The cut fell at 157 and the most notable players on the wrong side of that mark were Ireland's Niamh McSherry (Lurgan) with rounds of 81 and 77 for 158, and Olivia Winning (Rotherham), twice winner of the Helen Holm Scottish open amateur stroke play championship at Troon. Olivia had rounds of 78 and 82 (43-39).

The Team Award / Nations Cup was won by Italy with a 2 round total of 293, represented by Alessia Nobilio, Caterina Don and Clara Manzalini. In close 2nd place with 294, England, represented by Gemma Clews, Samantha Giles and Sophie Lamb. 3rd Place was Ireland, represented by Niamh McSherry, Chloe Ryan and Jessica Ross. 4th place Wales on 300 represented by Chloe Williams, Georgia Lewis and Bethan Morris and in 5th place, Scotland, represented by Shannon McWilliam, Chloe Goadby and Hannah McCook.

Alessia Nobilio
Alessia Nobilio

Par 73, SSS 76, Slope 140

CSS - Wednesday 31st August - 76
CSS - Thursday 1st September - 76