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Tuesday, October 07, 2008

Fairhaven stages 72-hole junior open
BEFORE Girls' Internationals

Fairhaven Golf Club at Lytham St Anne's, Lancashire will be hosting two major National Junior Championships in 2009, namely the Fairhaven Trophies & Nations Cup, between May 1 and 3, and the Girls' Home Internationals, between August 4 and 6.
The Fairhaven Trophies is a 72-hole international scratch championship for boys and girls (aged under 18 on January 1, 2009).
Previous winners include English internationals Gary King (Tyrells Wood) in 2007 and Tom Boys (Royal Liverpool) and Alexandra Peters (Notts Ladies) in 2008, when the championship was extended to include a girls' category.
The championship includes a Nations Cup played over the first 36 holes, won in 2008 by England U16A'
Club Secretary Bob Thompson commented:
The 2008 championships attracted international players from a number of countries and produced some excellent golf. The addition of girls into the championships was without doubt a great success, with Alexandra Peters winning the championship whilst setting a new course record of 70 during the final round.
A great deal of interest has been shown since by numerous international teams. It has been wonderful to see many players who competed in the 2008 champions earn a place in their national teams.
The championship is both a category B event in the PING / EGU Boys Order of Merit and a counting event in the 2009 R&A World Amateur Golf Rankings.
As Fairhaven Golf Club are hosting the Girls Home Internationals between the 4th and 6th August 2009, the 2009 Fairhaven Trophies provides an ideal opportunity for the home nations to send players to compete over this famous championship course, under championship conditions, thereby gaining invaluable experience in readiness for the Home International matches.
Entry forms are available on the clubs website www.fairhavengolfclub.co.uk

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