English students have been returning a string of impressive results on the US women’s college circuit.
Abbey Gittings (Walmley) and Nicole Whitmore (Woburn) helped Nova Southeastern University to win the Peggy Kirk Bell Invitational for the third year in a row at Tuscawilla Country Club in their home state of Florida.
Abbey had three rounds of 75 and tied for second place in the individual event, one shot behind the winner, while Nicole was joint seventh (79, 78, 74) in the field of 82.
Melissa Siviter (Enville) was also runner-up in her latest event, scoring 81, 75 in the Dan Rader Intercollegiate at Ballantyne Resort and Golf Club, Charlotte. She helped Belmont Abbey College of North Carolina to victory in the team event. It was their fourth team success of the current season.
Kent champion Sian Evans (Faversham) was joint 14th in a field of 85 players at the Barefoot at The Beach Invitational in South Carolina. Sian, a student at East Tennessee State University, had rounds of 76, 76, 74.
Warwickshire champion Elizabeth Haycock (Moseley) shot an impressive one-under par 71 in the first round of the tournament, which was played in tough, wet and windy conditions. Her score put her in a share of second place and although she slipped back with a pair of 79s she finished in a tie for 16th place.
Elizabeth is a student at Old Dominion University, West Virginia, alongside Kim Bradbury (Cavendish) who was joint 27th (79, 74, 80)