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Golf: Ferndown's Hayley Davis out of Ladies' British Open Amateur Championship
HAYLEY Davis was today knocked out of the Ladies’ British Open Amateur Championship at Royal St George’s.
The Ferndown golfer, 21, defeated Scotland’s Alyson McKechin 2&1 before being sunk by Sweden’s Jenny Haglund in the last 32 of the match play knockout.
Parkstone’s Georgia Hall – the reigning champion – was eliminated following the stroke play phase, as was clubmate Sophie Keech.
Just 64 players advanced from the 144-strong field and Hall was a shock casualty having impressed for Great Britain and Ireland in the Curtis Cup earlier this month.
The 18-year-old, who plans to turn pro at the end of this year, opened with a four-over-par 78 before firing a 10-over second round to end up on 14-over.
Keech shot 86 in her opening round before a much-improved 78 saw her finish on 16-over.
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