Salver success for Brocket Hall’s Cowley

PUBLISHED: 10:49 29 May 2013 | UPDATED: 10:49 29 May 2013

BROCKET Hall golfer Gabriella Cowley shot three-under par in a continuous downpour at Sunningdale to win the Critchley Salver by a shot.

Conditions were such that the event was reduced from 36 holes to 18 on the new course.

“It was horrendous, it rained from start to finish and it was freezing as well,” said the England international, who nevertheless scored 71.

Cowley made a speedy start and was three-under after four holes.

She had two more birdies and a pair of bogeys in the remainder of the round and won by a shot from Gloucestershire champion Jo Hodge.

“It’s a lovely one to win and Sunningdale is my favourite course, to even go there is a pleasure,” she said.

Cowley missed only two greens during the round and took advantage of her accuracy with good putting.

She was disappointed with her putting on the last day of the recent English championship, where she was third, and has been working on it since, both at home and at England Performance squad training.

“I’ve worked hard on it and it showed because I putted really well at Sunningdale and holed quite a few,” she said.

Next stop for the 17-year-old is the German girls’ open, which is played next week and is a qualifying event for the Junior Solheim Cup.

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