Girls’ success continues

Jess Baker produced a superb week of golf at the English Women’s Amateur at Saunton Golf Club, reaching the semi-final stage.

Jess (Gosforth Park Ladies) reached the final four with wins over Isabelle Simpson (23rd hole), Caley McGinty (2up) and Billie-Jo Smith (2&1) having qualified for the matchplay stages in a tie for 12th place.

She said: “Getting to the semi-finals was a huge achievement and I’m really proud to have gotten to the last four in such a big event. It was great to get the result having focussed on playing my own game and just letting the results come, which seems to be working well this season.

“To compete in a women’s event is a really good feeling and I’ve got a lot of confidence to carry forward into the rest of the season. It’s a big step up from the girls’ events but I feel like I can really compete at this level.”

Following her record-breaking win at the Fairhaven Trophy, Rosie Belsham qualified in tie for fourth place for the matchplay stages, reaching the quarter-final stage.

Durham’s Jessica Hall and Briony Bayles also reached the last 32 of the event, which was won by Ellen Hume.