STAFFORD’S Julie Brown will bid for a rare double when she tees up in the English senior women’s stroke play championship at Knaresborough, Yorkshire, from June 17-19.
Brown, a member at Terntham GC, won the English senior women’s amateur title at her first attempt in April.
Now, she will attempt to follow in the footsteps of Hampshire’s Chris Quinn (Hockley), who is the only player so far to win both titles in the same season, achieving the feat in 2009.
The championship will also decide the England team for the European senior ladies’ team championship, which will be played in Austria in early September. The top six players on the senior order of merit after the stroke play will make up the side.
At the moment, those places are held by Brown, Quinn, Debbie Richards (Surrey), Katherine Russell (Sussex), Lulu Housman (Middlesex), and Janet Melville (Lancs) cashire and Jane Southcombe (Dorset), who currently share sixth place.
The championship will be played over 54 holes. The full field will play 18 holes on each of Tuesday and Wednesday, June 17 and 18. The top 36 players and ties will qualify for the final 18 holes on Thursday June 19.
Spectators and welcome and admission is free.
It was in April when Brown won the English senior women’s crown with a 2/1 victory over Quinn.
The former Brocton Hall member was playing in the tournament for the first time having turned 50 on Boxing Day.