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Golfer Emma Brown eyeing county glory
10:31am Saturday 26th May 2012 in Sport
EMMA BROWN is hoping Yorkshire can reign supreme in next month’s Ladies’ Northern Counties match week, writes Steve Carroll.
The Malton & Norton GC player and clubhouse manager at Sandburn Hall GC, the finest female amateur of her generation, will be part of the county side that will take on Lancashire, Northumbria, Cumbria, Cheshire and Durham in a series of round-robin matches at Ganton from June 11 to 15.
Brown is hoping to find some form ahead of the event, which comprises a matchplay competition, after admitting she was disappointed with her performance at the English Women’s Championship at Royal Birkdale earlier this month.
She was just two shots off the lead following the first round but, in tough, windy conditions, she faded throughout the rest of the week to finish in the middle of the pile.
The tournament was won by home player Kelly Tidy, who is coached by Brown’s Sandburn colleague, Steve Robinson.
Brown, who has previously said her role at the Flaxton course, along with other interests, has restricted the amount of time she can spend practising, said: “It was pretty windy all week and I didn’t play too well.
“I finished in third place in the Yorkshire Championship qualifying rounds, lost in the quarter-final, and won a mid-event that was played as part of the qualifying rounds.
“My game has been in and out but I am looking forward to county match week.
“It’s a good event and, especially with it being at Ganton, I am going to relax and enjoy it.”