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Golf: England high on St Cloud nine
10:09am Saturday 21st April 2012 in Golf
FRENCH connections provided an ace arc of triumph for the England women’s golf team coached by Sandburn Hall GC head professional Steve Robinson.
They English toppled the reigning European champions 5-4 at the St Cloud course, near Paris, while the trio of Meghan MacLaren, Georgia Hall (Remedy Oak) and Emily Taylor (Royal Lytham & St Annes), won the Vilmorin Cup, the nations’ team competition, for the second year in a row.
Curtis Cup player Bronte Law (Bramhall) was the leading qualifier in the Esmond Trophy before then being pipped in the strokeplay final in a play-off by Celine Boutier of the home nation.
MacLaren, however, scored a resounding victory in the second flight Cartier Trophy, winning her 36-hole final by an emphatic 7 and 5 margin.
Said a delighted coach Robinson: “It was a great effort by all the team and from where we were 18 months ago we are definitely in a much better place now.”