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British Ladies Amateur Golf Championship

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The British Ladies Amateur Golf Championship was founded in 1893 by the Ladies' Golf Union (now merged into The R&A) of Great Britain. Until the dawn of the professional era in 1976, it was the most important golf tournament for women in Great Britain and would eventually begin to draw golfers from continental Europe. Along with the United States Women's Amateur Golf Championship, it is considered the highest honor in women's amateur golf.

Ladies' British Open Amateur Championship
Location United Kingdom
Established 1893
Organized by The R&A
Format Stroke play and match play
Month played June
Germany Leonie Harm

A match play tournament with 18 holes per match, the first tournament was played at the Royal Lytham & St Annes Golf Club in Lytham St Annes in Lancashire, England and was won by Lady Margaret Scott (who also won the following two years). In 1927, Simone de la Chaume of France, who had won the 1924 British Girls Amateur Golf Championship, became the first foreign golfer to win the Ladies championship. The first competitor from the United States to win the title was Babe Zaharias in 1947.

The "Pam Barton Memorial Salver" is awarded to the winner to be held for one year, as the actual Championship Cup is held by the Ladies' Golf Union. The runner-up receives The Diana Fishwick Cup.

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WinnersEdit

Year Venue Winner Country Score Runner-up
2018 Hillside Golf Club Leonie Harm   Germany 3 & 2   Stephanie Lau
2017 Pyle and Kenfig Golf Club Leona Maguire   Ireland 3 & 2   Ainhoa Olarra
2016 Dundonald Links Julia Engström   Sweden 19 holes   Dewi Weber
2015 Portstewart Golf Club Céline Boutier   France 4 & 3   Linnea Ström
2014 Royal St George's Golf Club Emily Kristine Pedersen   Denmark 3 & 1   Leslie Cloots
2013 Prestwick Golf Club Georgia Hall   England 1 up   Luna Sobrón
2012 Carnoustie Golf Club Stephanie Meadow   Northern Ireland 4 & 3   Rocío Sánchez Lobato
2011 Royal Portrush Golf Club Lauren Taylor   England 6 & 5   Alexandra Bonetti
2010 Ganton Golf Club Kelly Tidy   England 2 & 1   Kelsey MacDonald
2009 Royal St David's Golf Club Azahara Muñoz   Spain 2 & 1   Carlota Ciganda
2008 North Berwick West Links Anna Nordqvist   Sweden 3 & 2   Caroline Hedwall
2007 Alwoodley Golf Club Carlota Ciganda   Spain 4 & 3   Anna Nordqvist
2006 Royal County Down Golf Club Belén Mozo   Spain 3 & 1   Anna Nordqvist
2005 Littlestone Golf Club Louise Stahle   Sweden 3 & 2   Claire Coughlan
2004 Gullane Golf Club Louise Stahle   Sweden 4 & 2   Anna Highgate
2003 Lindrick Golf Club Elisa Serramià   Spain 2 up   Pia Odefey
2002 Ashburnham Golf Club Rebecca Hudson   England 5 & 4   Lindsey Wright
2001 Ladybank Golf Club Marta Prieto   Spain 4 & 3   Emma Duggleby
2000 Royal Troon Golf Club Rebecca Hudson   England 5 & 4   Emma Duggleby
1999 Royal Birkdale Golf Club Marine Monnet   France 1 up   Rebecca Hudson
1998 Little Aston Golf Club Kim Rostron   England 3 & 2   Gwladys Nocera
1997 Cruden Bay Golf Club Alison Rose   Scotland 4 & 3   Mhairi McKay
1996 Royal Liverpool Golf Club Kelli Kuehne   United States 5 & 3   Becky Morgan
1995 Royal Portrush Golf Club Julie Wade Hall   England 3 & 2   Kristel Mourgue D'Algue
1994 Newport Golf Club Emma Duggleby   England 3 & 1   Cecilia Mourgue D'Algue
1993 Royal Lytham & St Annes Golf Club Catriona Lambert   Scotland 3 & 2   Kirsty Speak
1992 Saunton Golf Club Pernille Pedersen   Denmark 1 up   Joanne Morley
1991 Pannal Golf Club Valerie Michaud   France 3 & 2   Wendy Doolan
1990 Dunbar Golf Club Julie Wade Hall   England 3 & 2   Helen Wadsworth
1989 Royal Liverpool Golf Club Helen Dobson   England 6 & 5   Elaine Farquharson
1988 Royal Cinque Ports Golf Club Joanne Furby   England 4 & 3   Jule Wade Hall
1987 Royal St David's Golf Club Janet Collingham   England 19 holes   Susan Shapcott
1986 West Sussex Golf Club Marnie McGuire   New Zealand 2 & 1   Louise Briers
1985 Ganton Golf Club Lillian Behan   Ireland 1 up   Claire Waite
1984 Royal Troon Golf Club Jody Rosenthal   United States 4 & 3   Julie Brown
1983 Silloth on Solway Golf Club Jill Thornhill   England 4 & 2   Regina Lautens
1982 Walton Heath Golf Club Kitrina Douglas   England 4 & 2   Gillian Stewart
1981 Conwy Golf Club Belle Robertson   Scotland 20 holes   Wilma Aitken
1980 Woodhall Spa Anne Quast Sander   United States 3 & 1   Liv Wollin
1979 Nairn Golf Club Maureen Madill   Northern Ireland 2 & 1   Jane Lock
1978 Notts Golf Club Edwina Kennedy   Australia 1 up   Julia Greenhalgh
1977 Hillside Golf Club Angela Uzielli   England 6 & 5   Vanessa Marvin
1976 Silloth on Solway Golf Club Cathy Panton   Scotland 1 up   Alison Sheard
1975 St Andrews Links Nancy Roth Syms   United States 3 & 2   Suzanne Cadden
1974 Royal Porthcawl Golf Club Carol Semple   United States 2 & 1   Angela Bonallack
1973 Carnoustie Golf Links Ann Irvin   England 3 & 2   Mickey Walker
1972 Hunstanton Golf Club Mickey Walker   England 2 up   Claudine Clos-Rubin
1971 Alwoodley Golf Club Mickey Walker   England 3 & 1   Beverly Huke
1970 Gullane Golf Club Dinah Oxley   England 1 up   Belle Robertson
1969 Royal Portrush Golf Club Catherine Lacoste   France 1 up   Ann Irvin
1968 Walton Heath Golf Club Brigitte Varangot   France 20 holes   Claudine Clos-Rubin
1967 Royal St David's Golf Club Elizabeth Chadwick   England 1 up   Mary Everard
1966 Ganton Golf Club Elizabeth Chadwick   England 3 & 2   Vivien Saunders
1965 St Andrews Links Brigitte Varangot   France 4 & 3   Belle Robertson
1964 Royal St George's Golf Club Carol Sorenson   United States 37 holes   Bridget Jackson
1963 Royal County Down Golf Club Brigitte Varangot   France 3 & 1   Philomena Garvey
1962 Royal Birkdale Golf Club Marley Spearman   England 1 up   Angela Bonallack
1961 Carnoustie Golf Links Marley Spearman   England 7 & 6   Diane J. Robb
1960 Royal St David's Golf Club Barbara McIntire   United States 4 & 2   Philomena Garvey
1959 Royal Ascot Golf Club Elizabeth Price   England 37 holes   Belle McCorkindale
1958 Hunstanton Golf Club Jessie Valentine   Scotland 1 up   Elizabeth Price
1957 Gleneagles Philomena Garvey   Ireland 4 & 3   Jessie Valentine
1956 Sunningdale Golf Club Wiffi Smith   United States 8 & 7   Mary Patton Janssen
1955 Royal Portrush Golf Club Jessie Valentine   Scotland 7 & 6   Barbara Romack
1954 Ganton Golf Club Frances Stephens   England 4 & 3   Elizabeth Price
1953 Royal Porthcawl Golf Club Marlene Stewart   Canada 7 & 6   Philomena Garvey
1952 Royal Troon Golf Club Moira Paterson   Scotland 39 holes   Frances Stephens
1951 Broadstone Golf Club Catherine MacCann   Ireland 4 & 3   Frances Stephens
1950 Royal County Down Golf Club Vicomtesse de St Sauveur   France 3 & 2   Jessie Valentine
1949 Royal St David's Golf Club Frances Stephens   England 5 & 4   Valerie Reddan
1948 Royal Lytham & St Annes Golf Club Louise Suggs   United States 1 up   Jean Donald
1947 Gullane Golf Club Babe Zaharias   United States 5 & 4   Jacqueline Gordon
1946 Hunstanton Golf Club Jean Hetherington   England 1 up   Philomena Garvey
1940–45: Not played due to World War II
1939 Royal Portrush Golf Club Pam Barton   England 2 & 1   Mrs. T Marks
1938 Burnham & Berrow Golf Club Helen Holm   Scotland 4 & 3   Elsie Corlett
1937 Turnberry Jessie Anderson   Scotland 6 & 4   Doris Park
1936 Southport and Ainsdale Golf Club Pam Barton   England 5 & 3   Bridgett Newell
1935 Royal County Down Golf Club Wanda Morgan   England 3 & 2   Pam Barton
1934 Royal Porthcawl Golf Club Helen Holm   Scotland 6 & 5   Pam Barton
1933 Gleneagles Enid Wilson   England 5 & 4   Diana Plumpton
1932 Saunton Golf Club Enid Wilson   England 7 & 6   Clem Purvis-Russell-Montgomery
1931 Portmarnock Golf Club Enid Wilson   England 7 & 6   Wanda Morgan
1930 Formby Golf Club Diana Fishwick   England 4 & 3   Glenna Collett-Vare
1929 St Andrews Links Joyce Wethered   England 3 & 1   Glenna Collett-Vare
1928 Hunstanton Golf Club Nanette le Blan   France 3 & 2   S. Marshall
1927 Royal County Down Golf Club Simone de la Chaume   France 5 & 4   Dorothy Pearson
1926 Royal St David's Golf Club Cecil Leitch   England 8 & 7   Marjorie Ross Garon
1925 Royal Troon Golf Club Joyce Wethered   England 37 holes   Cecil Leitch
1924 Royal Portrush Golf Club Joyce Wethered   England 7 & 6   Mrs. F. Cautley
1923 Burnham & Berrow Golf Club Doris Chambers   England 2 up   Muriel Dodd Macbeth
1922 Royal St George's Golf Club Joyce Wethered   England 9 & 7   Cecil Leitch
1921 Turnberry Cecil Leitch   England 4 & 3   Joyce Wethered
1920 Royal County Down Golf Club Cecil Leitch   England 7 & 6   Molly Griffiths
1915–19: Not played due to World War I (1915–18) and a rail strike (1919)
1914 Hunstanton Golf Club Cecil Leitch   England 2 & 1   Gladys Ravenscroft
1913 Royal Lytham & St Annes Golf Club Muriel Dodd   England 8 & 6   Evelyn Chubb
1912 Turnberry Gladys Ravenscroft   England 3 & 2   Stella Temple
1911 Royal Portrush Golf Club Dorothy Campbell   Scotland 3 & 2   Violet Hezlet
1910 Royal North Devon Golf Club Elsie Grant Suttie   Scotland 6 & 4   Lily Moore
1909 Royal Birkdale Golf Club Dorothy Campbell   Scotland 4 & 3   Florence Hezlet
1908 St Andrews Links Maud Titterton   Scotland 19 holes   Dorothy Campbell
1907 County Down Golf Club May Hezlet   Ireland 2 & 1   Florence Hezlet
1906 Burnham & Berrow Golf Club Alice Kennion   England 4 & 3   Bertha Thompson
1905 Royal Cromer Golf Club Bertha Thompson   England 3 & 2   Maud E. Stuart
1904 Royal Troon Golf Club Lottie Dod   England 1 up   May Hezlet
1903 Royal Portrush Golf Club Rhona Adair   Ireland 4 & 3   Florence Walker-Leigh
1902 Royal Cinque Ports Golf Club May Hezlet   Ireland 19 holes   Elinor Neville
1901 Aberdovey Golf Club Molly Graham   Scotland 3 & 1   Rhona Adair
1900 Royal North Devon Golf Club Rhona Adair   Ireland 6 & 5   Isabel Neville
1899 County Down Golf Club May Hezlet   Ireland 2 & 1   Jesse Magill
1898 Great Yarmouth & Caister Golf Club Lena Thomson   England 7 & 5   Elinor Neville
1897 Gullane Golf Club Edith C. Orr   Scotland 4 & 2   Theodora Orr
1896 Royal Liverpool Golf Club Amy Pascoe   England 3 & 2   Lena Thomson
1895 Royal Portrush Golf Club Lady Margaret Scott   England 5 & 4   Emma M. Lythgoe
1894 Littlestone Golf Club Lady Margaret Scott   England 3 & 2   Issette Pearson
1893 Royal Lytham & St Annes Golf Club Lady Margaret Scott   England 7 & 5   Issette Pearson

Multiple winnersEdit

Eighteen players have won more than one British Ladies Amateur Championship, through 2018:

Eleven players have won both the British Ladies and U.S. Women's Amateur Championships, through 2018:

^ Won both in same year.

Future sitesEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Harm makes history to win Ladies Amateur". R&A. 30 June 2018.
  2. ^ "Venues announced for 2020 championships". The R&A. 25 July 2018.

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