Antonia Emmerson wins Northumberland county championship

Antonia Emmerson won the Northumberland Ladies’ County Championship at Tynemouth Golf Club, where rain shortened qualifying to 18 holes and drenched players throughout the tournament.

Sixteen-year-old Antonia – who led qualifying with a level-par round of 72 and plays out of The Northumberland Golf Club – beat Close House’s Coralie Watson 4&2 in the final, having overcome past champion Rebecca Ferguson in the semi-finals while Coralie beat defending champion Charlotte Naughton to reach the final match.