Felicity Johnson, who won the 2005 English championship as an 18-year-old, produced a stunning final round to grab a share of third place in the ANZ Ladies Masters in Australia.
The Warwickshire golfer, who as an amateur came through the English Women’s Golf Association’s lottery-funded training programme, fired a tournament best of seven-under-par 65 to soar up the leaderboard.
She finished on 11-under, two shots behind the winner, England’s Lisa Hall, and claimed a cheque for over 21,500 euros. She’s currently second on the Ladies European Tour New Star money list, behind Hall and ahead of Derbyshire’s Melissa Reid, who was England’s top amateur of 2007.
Felicity, from Harborne Golf Club, put on a flawless performance in the final round. She had three birdies and an eagle on the way out and added two more birdies on the back nine.
She said afterwards: “I didn’t make any bogeys, which was key today. It was a lot more windy this afternoon than it was yesterday. It was playing a bit tougher. I was trying to keep the ball in play, hit the right spots on the greens and just try and avoid three putts.”
photos Janos Schmidt