Bell of the balls

Gosforth Park Ladies Golf Club’s Libby Bell continued one of the standout seasons so far this summer by winning the Northumberland Ladies County Golf Association Junior Championship at Matfen Hall to claim a clean sweep of girls titles in her home county.

Libby, 13, is a member of the England Regional Squad and posted a two-round total of 156 (80-76) to finish eight shots ahead of second placed Lois Blythe from Hexham and lift the Todd Trophy.

She said: “It was great to win the Championship. The scoring was tight after the first round but the coaching I’ve had from the U16 England Regional Squad and the Futures Squad helped me stay focused and play well”.

The Swinburne Trophy, a stableford competition played over 18 holes for players with handicaps of more than 20, was won by Guilia Carrozzo of Gosforth Golf Club.