Webb chasing hattrick of titles at Senior Amateur

Carla Reynolds

Irish Senior Womens Close Championship , Laura Webb (East Berkshire ) at Birr golf club, pix Ronan Lang

The Senior Women’s Amateur Championship begins at Royal St. David’s in England this Wednesday with Laura Webb, originally from Cairndhu Golf Club in Co. Antrim, seeking her third win at the event.

Webb is the only player who has played for Ireland at Girls’, Women’s and now Senior level. She won the Irish Girls’ Close Championship at Milltown in 1979 and went on to win the Irish Women’s Close in 1988 and 1994. She completed the trilogy when she won the Irish Senior Women’s Close at Athenry in 2014.

In 2016, Webb broke through on the International stage as she won the Senior Women’s Amateur at Caldy. Just two years later, she won again at Crail by a monumental nine shots.


Already showing form this season, she qualified in 7th place at the US Senior Women’s Championship, eventually bowing out to Sue Wooster (Australia) in the quarter final. Additionally, at last week’s Senior Women’s European Team Championships where Ireland won Bronze, Webb qualified second individually and was unbeaten in all three of her matches.

Webb will be joined by Kate Evans, Mary MacLaren, Sheena McElroy, Gertie McMullen and Alison Taylor for the 54-hole event.


Ireland Players

Kate Evans (Frilford Heath)

Mary MacLaren (Wellingborough)

Sheena McElroy (Grange)

Gertie McMullen (The Island)

Alison Taylor (Malahide)

Laura Webb (East Berkshire)

Championship Information HERE

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