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Sunday, April 20, 2008

Dani Montgomery wins Roehampton Gold Cup
by four strokes

By CAROLINE SCALLON
The 82nd Roehampton Gold Cup took place in south-west London on Saturday when a field of 61 players took to the golf course on a very cold, overcast day. A crisp north-easterly wind made the going tough.
The rain just about held off, but winter clothing was the order of the day. The competition standard scratch score rose to 75 for both rounds (par 72).
The Gold Cup was won by Danielle Montgomery, picture right by courtesy of Caroline Scallon, all rights reserved, a professional attached to The Lambourne Club in Buckinghamshire, with a two-round total of 146 (71-75).
She won the £1,000 first prize by four shots from fellow professionals Laura Eastwood (Tavistock) (77-73) and Sarah Heath (Telford Golf & Spa Hotel) (73-77).
The leading amateur was fourth-placed Emilee Taylor from Gainsborough with a total of 151, made up of rounds of 78 and 72. Her reward was a trophy and £400 of John Lewis vouchers.
Dani Montgomery, 23, was born at Southampton and at the age of 12 she and her family moved to Perth, Western Australia.
Returning to England in 2006, she based herself at Gerrards Cross, Buckinghamshire, and became a member of the ELGA squad, representing England in the Home Internationals. In 2007 she came seventh in the ELGA order of merit.
Dani currently plays on the Australian and Asian Tours. She hopes to qualify for the Ladies European Tour and in the meantime is off to America to try to qualify for the US Women's Open. But not before heading to Australia for a fashion shoot!
This was Daniís second visit to Roehampton and she said that she found the course in great shape and the greens the best since playing in Australia.
FINAL TOTALS
Par 144 (2 x 72). CSS for amateurs 75 75.
146 D Montgomery (Lambourne) (p) 71 75.
150 L Eastwood (Tavistock) (p) 77 73, S Heath (Telford) (p) 73 77.
151 E Taylor (Gainsborough) (am) 79 71.
153 S Dickens (Thorpe Wood) (p) 73 75, T Holder (Oxford Ladies) (am) 77 76, H Jenkins (Cradoc) (am) 76 77.
154 H Ralph (Cowdray Park) (am) 79 75.
155 K Hutcherson (Porters Park) (p) 76 79.
156 S James (Brstol & Clifton) (am) 83 73, T Boyes (Meon Valley) am) 83 74, T Lovey (p) 78 78. 157 L Diggle (Celtic Manor) (p) 81 76, C Panton-Lewis (Sunningdale Ladies) 80 77, K Rands (Burhill) (am) 79 78, K Fisher (Pinheiros Altos) (p) 77 80, S Attwood (Gog Magog) (am) 77 80, K Knowles (Wentworth) (p) 75 82.
158 Samantha Lovell (Stock Brook Manor) am) 78 80.
159 Sarah-Jane Eaves (The Belfry) (am) 85 74, Kim Morris (Sundridge Park) (am) 81 78, Emma Weeks (Bramshaw) (p) 80 79.
160 Caroline Grady (Dunston Hall) (p) 81 79, Charlotte Hope (Wrotham Heath) (am) 76 84.
161 Vanessa Bell (Clevedon) p) 84 77, Alison Johns (Woodhall Spa) (p) 83 78, Rhian Wyn-Thomas (Vale of Glamorgan) (am) 83 78, Alexandra Keighley (Huddersfield) (p) 81 80.
162 Georgina Hunt (Lewes) (am) 85 77, Joanne Oliver (Langley Park) (p) 82 80.
163 Susan Moon (unatt) (p) 84 79, Jenny Ellis (Notts Ladies) (am) 78 85.
164 Laura Collin (John O'Gaunt) (am) 81 83, Jo Pritchard (Pontypool) (p) 81 83, Harriet Key (South Herts) (am) 80 84.
165 Samantha Round (Tadmarton Heath) (am) 85 80, Lauren Blease (Coombe Hill) (am) 80 85.
166 Jo Hodge (Knowle) (am) 87 79, Rachel Drummond (Beaconsfield) (am) 85 81, Leah Occleshaw (Lansdown) (am) 85 81.
167 Anna Carling (Vale of Glamorgan) (am) 86 81, Elizabeth Over (Forest Pines) (am) 85 82, Tana Churchill (am) 83 84, Melanie Buxton (Canford Magna) (am) 81 86.
169 Lucy Goddard (Mid Herts) (am) 87 82, Gemma Hardie (Forest Pines) am) 85 84, Charlotte Field (Harpenden) (am) 84 85, Fiona Howard (Muswell Hill) (am) 84 85.
170 Georgia Hall (am) 82 88.
171 Hannah Moul (Chelmsford) (am) 88 83, Lucinda Mileham (Aldwickbury Park) (am) 86 85.
172 Esther Strous (Brockett Hall) (p) 86 86.
176 Rachel Ray (am) 87 81.
177 Anne Koychev (Ealing) (am) 90 87.
181 Kenzie McLaren (Wentworth) (am) 92 81.
182 Jenna Kinnear (Belvoir Park) am) 97 81.
180 Emma Carberry (Highwoods) am) 87 93.

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