Gallery: Defending champ Franklin leads qualifiers

PUBLISHED: 18:29 13 May 2008 | UPDATED: 21:11 26 October 2009

Alison Franklin in action at Knebworth

Alison Franklin in action at Knebworth

DEFENDING champion Alison Franklin led the qualifiers at Knebworth Golf Club. The Harpenden golfer topped the Herts ladies qualifying leaderboard by nine shots with rounds of 69, 74. Title holder Alison then reached the semi-finals of the matchplay knock

DEFENDING champion Alison Franklin led the qualifiers at Knebworth Golf Club.

The Harpenden golfer topped the Herts ladies' qualifying leaderboard by nine shots with rounds of 69, 74.

Title holder Alison then reached the semi-finals of the matchplay knockout rounds before going out to eventual winner Lucy Williams.

After qualifying with rounds of 73, 79, Lucy beat her Mid Herts club colleague Lara Cornell 6&4 and Aldwickbury Park's Lucinda Mileham 3&2 to reach the last four.

Tina Jeary beat her Bishop's Stortford clubmate Morag Morrison 7&5 and Old Fold Manor's Steph McEvoy 3&2 to meet Lucy Glyn in the last four.

Glyn had previously won two close matches against Harpenden's Charlie Field by one hole and South Herts member Harriet Key at the 19th.

Franklin reached the last four by beating Mid Herts' Rosie Goodson 4&2 and Jackie Foster, of Bishop's Stortford, 3&2.

Jackie had earlier beaten Knebworth's former county champion Sue Allison 5&4.

Harriet Key won the Salver for players who lost in the matchplay stages.

Mileham beat Moor Park's Clare Partridge 3&2 in the first round, while Harriet Key was a 6&5 winner against East Herts' Sarah Saggers.

Steph McEvoy beat WGC club member Julie Dyke 5&4 to reach the quarter-finals.


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