Jess Hall wins first Seaton Carew Ladies Salver

Bishop Auckland’s Jess Hall came from four shots behind to win the inaugural Ladies Salver at Seaton Carew with a three under-par score of 141 in the 36-hole scratch event.

England international Jess trailed Lucy Jamieson by four shots after the Heswall-based player shot a blistering seven under-par 65 in the morning. Jess then followed up her opening 69 with a level-par 72, while Lucy couldn’t match her incredible start and posted a second round 76 to miss out on the title on countback. Meanwhile, Ganton-based Amy Staveley finished third with a two-round total of 151.

“It was great to play an event so close to home, and on such a great golf course,” said Jess – who will return to Seaton for the English Amateur Championship July 30-August 4. “I was four shots back going into round two, so I knew I had a lot to do. I went to six back after six, and was three over-par, but managed to birdie eight and nine to get right back into it.

“It is so special to win the first Ladies Salver, and the event gave me another great opportunity to see the course and learn more about it ahead of the English Amateur. I’m now very excited to play the English Am and I have some great vibes from the course going into the event.”