Law retains her title at Hunstanton

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World number three Bronte Law set out to stamp her authority on the English women’s amateur championship – and she succeeded, retaining her title at Hunstanton on 13-under par and with a 16-shot winning margin.

“I didn’t just want to come here and win by a bit. I really wanted to put a stamp on this, that’s what I came here to do,” said the 20-year-old from Bramhall in Cheshire.

Law is only the fourth player to successfully defend the trophy and the first for 20 years.

Her outstanding performance was recognised by Hunstanton which made her an honorary member.

The battle for second place was won by Yorkshire’s Rochelle Morris (Woodsome Hall) who pipped Lizzie Prior (Burhill) with her better last round after they both finished on three-over.

Meanwhile, the skills of the leading girl golfers in the country will be showcased in Norfolk next week.

Sian Fenn-Green (Swaffham) competes in the girls’ championship at Sheringham, which will be played from Tuesday to Thursday, July 28-30.

All competitors will play one round on each of the first two days. Then, the fields in the English girls’ and the English U16 girls’ will each be cut to the leading 36 players and ties, who contest the final 36 holes on the last day. The U14 field – which includes two 11-year-olds – will be cut to the leading 18 players and ties who play the final 18 holes on Thursday.