Byrne continued her good form on Tuesday with an opening 71 that saw her finish the first round in 6 th place. Valerie Clancy also made it through in the top half of the draw, steady rounds of 73 and 76 saw her finish tied for 19 th place from the field of golfers. Ireland will be well represented in the matchplay with a total of seven golfers qualifying. The first two rounds take place today. The pair were all-square through six holes but by the turn Murphy had a one hole advantage.
When Bobby Jones won the Grand Slam — all four major tournaments in a calendar year — it included the U. Open, the Open Championship, The U. Amateur, and the British Amateur. Hosted on the course he built, Augusta National, it has become an annual American sporting tradition that transcends golf. We caught up with golf historian and Bobby Jones biographer Sidney Matthew to find out how Augusta National and The Masters went from a bankrupt passion project to a seminal part of our sporting identity. Because he was tired of playing in front of crowds.
Kerry Brennan showcased all her experience to claim an impressive victory at the Equerry Bolesworth International Horse Show. The Derbyshire rider has a proven and successful partnership with year-old bay gelding Wellington M. And they proved it once again by winning the Carden Arms two-star, two phase 1.
Resen was taken to sudden death in both her third round and quarter final matches, winning against My Leander on the second extra hole earlier today before overcoming Marta Perez Sanmartin on the first extra hole this evening. The pair traded holes during a see-saw encounter but remained deadlocked at all-square after finishing the 18th hole. However, a birdie on the 22nd hole by Backman eventually sealed the win and paved the way for the Finnish youngster to set up a semi-final clash with Maguire. In doing so, however, he took a while to get into golfing gale force mode. Bogeys at the first two of the par threes appeared to have handed the initiative to a posse of high-class rivals including his co-leaders and former European Tour players Phillip Archer, Andrew Raitt and Garry Houston.