Staffordshire’s Jenny Smale pulled off a six-shot win in the handicap competition at the English Senior Women’s Stroke Play Championship at St Enodoc, Cornwall.
Smale, who celebrated her birthday yesterday, had a net score of one-over par for the 36 holes on the stunning seaside course
“It was a case of holding on today,” said Smale, from Whittington Heath, who had opened with a five-under round of net 68. “It was never going to be a round like yesterday, but I decided that as long as I didn’t do anything too silly I would be all right!”
This is the first time a handicap competition has been combined with the championship and it proved a popular draw.
Smale, a retired PE teacher, said: “I have played in the English seniors for more years than I care to remember and had almost given up coming. But the handicap event brought me and I’m very pleased.”
Her next big event is the RAF Golf Society’s championship.
Smale, third from the left, is pictured with England Golf President Jenny Clink and other handicap prize winners.