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Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Eight from GB&I try to follow

in Liz Bennett's footsteps

at "The Sally" in Florida

There are eight British and Irish players in the field for this week's second event on the Orange Blossom women's amateur tour of Florida - "The Sally," or South Atlantic Ladies Amateur Championship to give it its full title.
And they will all be trying to follow in the footsteps of Liz Bennett (Brokenhurst Manor) who went on to gain Curtis Cup honours after winning the 72-hole stroke-play event at Oceanside Country Club, Ormond Beach last year.
Liz is currently playing in the Ladies European Tour Final Qualifying School at La Manga, Spain.
The field includes Rachel Connor, pictured above, daughter of Scots-born Manchester club pro Brian Connor, and the touring students squad from Stiring and Aberdeen, who played in last week's Harder Hall Invitational.
But England girl international Holly Clyburn (Woodhall Spa) has gone home to Cleethorpes, Lincolnshire after an excellent performance in the "Harder Hall" and the Canadian-organised World Junior Challenge the week before in Florida - her first ever overseas tournaments.
The students are:
Holly Calvert (Stirling Univ) from Lancaster.
Rachel Cassidy (Stirling Univ) from Dublin.
Kelsey MacDonald (Stirling Univ) from Nairn Dunbar GC
Laura Murray (Robert Gordon Univ, Aberdeen) from Alford.
Jane Turner (Robert Gordon Univ, Aberdeen) from Penicuik.
Rebecca Wilson (Stirling Univ) from Monifieth.
Harried Beasley (Stirling Univ) from Woburn.
The tournament starts on Wednesday. Among the leading Americans in the field are youngster Alexis Thompson.