Ingleby duo heading to Royal Liverpool for R&A 9 Hole Challenge final

Ingleby Barwick’s Sandie Jones and Sheila Lucas have won a dream opportunity to compete at Royal Liverpool ahead of the 151st Open Championship.

Sandie and Sheila will be part of a 40-strong group competing in the final of The R&A’s 9 Hole Challenge on Friday July 14 having won their places with the best nine-hole nett score – Sheila with a nett 25 and Sandie with a nett 26 – at Ingleby between April 1, 2022 and March 31, 2023.

Last year’s event, at St Andrews, was won by husband and wife duo Robert and Elizabeth Culley from Ivinghoe Golf Club. A record 91,000 golfers entered 2022 qualifying events held at courses throughout Great Britain and Ireland, Australia and New Zealand.