Best win for teenage golfer Alex Peters

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Teenager Alex Peters made a stunning debut in the English Women’s Open Strokeplay Championship at Little Aston, Staffordshire, when she scored a six-shot victory on 289.

The 18-year-old, from Notts’ Ladies, came from three behind at the half way stage to overtake the leader, Charlotte Thompson of Essex, and finish on three under par for the event.

Alex, a former England girl international, said: “This is my biggest win. It’s a big tournament which attracts foreign players, so I’m very happy.”

The success underlines her fine form this season, helped, she says, by finishing school and leaving exam stress behind. She’s already won three titles.

Next is the British Strokeplay and qualifying for the Women’s British Open, before taking up a golf scholarship in the USA in January.

Janet Melville, of Sherwood Forest GC, is in the England Team for both the Home Internationals and the European Senior Ladies’ Team Championship at Lugano, Switzerland, next month and the Senior Home Internationals at Elie, Scotland, in early October.