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The British Ladies Amateur Golf Championship was founded in 1893 by the Ladies' Golf Union
Ladies' Golf Union
(now merged into The R&A) of Great Britain. Until the dawn of the professional era in 1976, it was the most important golf tournament for women in Great Britain
Great Britain
and would eventually begin to draw golfers from continental Europe. Along with the United States
United States
Women's Amateur Golf Championship, it is considered the highest honor in women's amateur golf. A match play tournament with 18 holes per match, the first tournament was played at the Royal Lytham & St Annes Golf Club in Lytham St Annes in Lancashire, England
England
and was won by Lady Margaret Scott
Lady Margaret Scott
(who also won the following two years). In 1927, Simone de la Chaume of France, who had won the 1924 British Girls Amateur Golf Championship, became the first foreign golfer to win the Ladies championship. The first competitor from the United States
United States
to win the title was Babe Zaharias in 1947. The " Pam Barton Memorial Salver" is awarded to the winner to be held for one year, as the actual Championship Cup is held by the Ladies' Golf Union. The runner-up receives The Diana Fishwick Cup. Winners[edit]

Year Venue Winner Country Score Runner-up

2017 Pyle and Kenfig Golf Club Leona Maguire  Ireland 3 & 2 Ainhoa Olarra

2016 Dundonald Links Julia Engström  Sweden 19 holes Dewi Weber

2015 Portstewart Golf Club Céline Boutier  France 4 & 3 Linnea Ström

2014 Royal St George's Golf Club Emily Kristine Pedersen  Denmark 3 & 1 Leslie Cloots

2013 Prestwick Golf Club Georgia Hall  England 1 up Luna Sobrón

2012 Carnoustie Golf Club Stephanie Meadow  Northern Ireland 4 & 3 Rocio Sanchez Lobato

2011 Royal Portrush Golf Club Lauren Taylor  England 6 & 5 Alexandra Bonetti

2010 Ganton Golf Club Kelly Tidy  England 2 & 1 Kelsey MacDonald

2009 Royal St David's Golf Club Azahara Muñoz  Spain 2 & 1 Carlota Ciganda

2008 North Berwick West Links Anna Nordqvist  Sweden 3 & 2 Caroline Hedwall

2007 Alwoodley Golf Club Carlota Ciganda  Spain 4 & 3 Anna Nordqvist

2006 Royal County Down Golf Club Belen Mozo  Spain 3 & 1 Anna Nordqvist

2005 Littlestone Golf Club Louise Stahle  Sweden 3 & 2 Claire Coughlan

2004 Gullane Golf Club Louise Stahle  Sweden 4 & 2 Anna Highgate

2003 Lindrick Golf Club Elisa Serramia  Spain 2 up Pia Odefey

2002 Ashburnham Golf Club Rebecca Hudson  England 5 & 4 Lindsey Wright

2001 Ladybank Golf Club Marta Prieto  Spain 4 & 3 Emma Duggleby

2000 Royal Birkdale Golf Club Rebecca Hudson  England 5 & 4 Emma Duggleby

1999 Royal Birkdale Golf Club Marine Monnet  France 1 up Rebecca Hudson

1998 Little Aston Golf Club Kim Rostron  England 3 & 2 Gwladys Nocera

1997 Cruden Bay Golf Club Alison Rose  Scotland 4 & 3 Mhairi McKay

1996 Royal Liverpool Golf Club Kelli Kuehne  United States 5 & 3 Becky Morgan

1995 Royal Portrush Golf Club Julie Wade Hall  England 3 & 2 Kristel Mourgue D'Algue

1994 Newport Golf Club Emma Duggleby  England 3 & 1 Cecilia Mourgue D'Algue

1993 Royal Lytham & St Annes Golf Club Catriona Lambert  Scotland 3 & 2 Kirsty Speak

1992 Saunton Golf Club Pernille Pedersen  Denmark 1 up Joanne Morley

1991 Pannal Golf Club Valerie Michaud  France 3 & 2 Wendy Doolan

1990 Dunbar Golf Club Julie Wade Hall  England 3 & 2 Helen Wadsworth

1989 Royal Liverpool Golf Club Helen Dobson  England 6 & 5 Elaine Farquharson

1988 Royal Cinque Ports Golf Club Joanne Furby  England 4 & 3 Jule Wade Hall

1987 Royal St David's Golf Club Janet Collingham  England 19 holes Susan Shapcott

1986 West Sussex Golf Club Marnie McGuire  New Zealand 2 & 1 Louise Briers

1985 Ganton Golf Club Lillian Behan  Ireland 1 up Claire Waite

1984 Royal Troon Golf Club Jody Rosenthal  United States 4 & 3 Julie Brown

1983 Silloth on Solway Golf Club Jill Thornhill  England 4 & 2 Regina Lautens

1982 Walton Heath Golf Club Kitrina Douglas  England 4 & 2 Gillian Stewart

1981 Conwy Golf Club Belle Robertson  Scotland 20 holes Wilma Aitken

1980 Woodhall Spa Anne Quast Sander  United States 3 & 1 Liv Wollin

1979 Nairn Golf Club Maureen Madill  Northern Ireland 2 & 1 Jane Lock

1978 Notts Golf Club Edwina Kennedy  Australia 1 up Julia Greenhalgh

1977 Hillside Golf Club Angela Uzielli  England 6 & 5 Vanessa Marvin

1976 Silloth on Solway Golf Club Cathy Panton  Scotland 1 up Alison Sheard

1975 St Andrews Links Nancy Roth Syms  United States 3 & 2 Suzanne Cadden

1974 Royal Porthcawl Golf Club Carol Semple  United States 2 & 1 Angela Bonallack

1973 Carnoustie Golf Links Ann Irvin  England 3 & 2 Mickey Walker

1972 Hunstanton Golf Club Mickey Walker  England 2 up Claudine Clos-Rubin

1971 Alwoodley Golf Club Mickey Walker  England 3 & 1 Beverly Huke

1970 Gullane Golf Club Dinah Oxley  England 1 up Belle Robertson

1969 Royal Portrush Golf Club Catherine Lacoste  France 1 up Ann Irvin

1968 Walton Heath Golf Club Brigitte Varangot  France 20 holes Claudine Clos-Rubin

1967 Royal St David's Golf Club Elizabeth Chadwick  England 1 up Mary Everard

1966 Ganton Golf Club Elizabeth Chadwick  England 3 & 2 Vivien Saunders

1965 St Andrews Links Brigitte Varangot  France 4 & 3 Belle Robertson

1964 Royal St George's Golf Club Carol Sorenson  United States 37 holes Bridget Jackson

1963 Royal County Down Golf Club Brigitte Varangot  France 3 & 1 Philomena Garvey

1962 Royal Birkdale Golf Club Marley Spearman  England 1 up Angela Bonallack

1961 Carnoustie Golf Links Marley Spearman  England 7 & 6 Diane J. Robb

1960 Royal St David's Golf Club Barbara McIntire  United States 4 & 2 Philomena Garvey

1959 Royal Ascot Golf Club Elizabeth Price  England 37 holes Belle McCorkindale

1958 Hunstanton Golf Club Jessie Valentine  Scotland 1 up Elizabeth Price

1957 Gleneagles Philomena Garvey  Ireland 4 & 3 Jessie Valentine

1956 Sunningdale Golf Club Wiffi Smith  United States 8 & 7 Mary Patton Janssen

1955 Royal Portrush Golf Club Jessie Valentine  Scotland 7 & 6 Barbara Romack

1954 Ganton Golf Club Frances Stephens  England 4 & 3 Elizabeth Price

1953 Royal Porthcawl Golf Club Marlene Stewart  Canada 7 & 6 Philomena Garvey

1952 Royal Troon Golf Club Moira Paterson  Scotland 39 holes Frances Stephens

1951 Broadstone Golf Club Catherine MacCann  Ireland 4 & 3 Frances Stephens

1950 Royal County Down Golf Club Vicomtesse de St Sauveur  France 3 & 2 Jessie Valentine

1949 Royal St David's Golf Club Frances Stephens  England 5 & 4 Valerie Reddan

1948 Royal Lytham & St Annes Golf Club Louise Suggs  United States 1 up Jean Donald

1947 Gullane Golf Club Babe Zaharias  United States 5 & 4 Jacqueline Gordon

1946 Hunstanton Golf Club Jean Hetherington  England 1 up Philomena Garvey

1940–45: Not played due to World War II

1939 Royal Portrush Golf Club Pam Barton  England 2 & 1 Mrs. T Marks

1938 Burnham & Berrow Golf Club Helen Holm  Scotland 4 & 3 Elsie Corlett

1937 Turnberry Jessie Anderson  Scotland 6 & 4 Doris Park

1936 Southport and Ainsdale Golf Club Pam Barton  England 5 & 3 Bridgett Newell

1935 Royal County Down Golf Club Wanda Morgan  England 3 & 2 Pam Barton

1934 Royal Porthcawl Golf Club Helen Holm  Scotland 6 & 5 Pam Barton

1933 Gleneagles Enid Wilson  England 5 & 4 Diana Plumpton

1932 Saunton Golf Club Enid Wilson  England 7 & 6 Clem Purvis-Russell-Montgomery

1931 Portmarnock Golf Club Enid Wilson  England 7 & 6 Wanda Morgan

1930 Formby Golf Club Diana Fishwick  England 4 & 3 Glenna Collett-Vare

1929 St Andrews Links Joyce Wethered  England 3 & 1 Glenna Collett-Vare

1928 Hunstanton Golf Club Nanette le Blan  France 3 & 2 S. Marshall

1927 Royal County Down Golf Club Simone de la Chaume  France 5 & 4 Dorothy Pearson

1926 Royal St David's Golf Club Cecil Leitch  England 8 & 7 Marjorie Ross Garon

1925 Royal Troon Golf Club Joyce Wethered  England 37 holes Cecil Leitch

1924 Royal Portrush Golf Club Joyce Wethered  England 7 & 6 Mrs. F. Cautley

1923 Burnham & Berrow Golf Club Doris Chambers  England 2 up Muriel Dodd
Muriel Dodd
Macbeth

1922 Royal St George's Golf Club Joyce Wethered  England 9 & 7 Cecil Leitch

1921 Turnberry Cecil Leitch  England 4 & 3 Joyce Wethered

1920 Royal County Down Golf Club Cecil Leitch  England 7 & 6 Molly Griffiths

1915–19: Not played due to World War I
World War I
(1915–18) and a rail strike (1919)

1914 Hunstanton Golf Club Cecil Leitch  England 2 & 1 Gladys Ravenscroft

1913 Royal Lytham & St Annes Golf Club Muriel Dodd  England 8 & 6 Evelyn Chubb

1912 Turnberry Gladys Ravenscroft  England 3 & 2 Stella Temple

1911 Royal Portrush Golf Club Dorothy Campbell  Scotland 3 & 2 Violet Hezlet

1910 Royal North Devon Golf Club Elsie Grant Suttie  Scotland 6 & 4 Lily Moore

1909 Royal Birkdale Golf Club Dorothy Campbell  Scotland 4 & 3 Florence Hezlet

1908 St Andrews Links Maud Titterton  Scotland 19 holes Dorothy Campbell

1907 County Down Golf Club May Hezlet  Ireland 2 & 1 Florence Hezlet

1906 Burnham & Berrow Golf Club Alice Kennion  England 4 & 3 Bertha Thompson

1905 Royal Cromer Golf Club Bertha Thompson  England 3 & 2 Maud E. Stuart

1904 Royal Troon Golf Club Lottie Dod  England 1 up May Hezlet

1903 Royal Portrush Golf Club Rhona Adair  Ireland 4 & 3 Florence Walker-Leigh

1902 Royal Cinque Ports Golf Club May Hezlet  Ireland 19 holes Elinor Neville

1901 Aberdovey Golf Club Molly Graham  Scotland 3 & 1 Rhona Adair

1900 Royal North Devon Golf Club Rhona Adair  Ireland 6 & 5 Isabel Neville

1899 County Down Golf Club May Hezlet  Ireland 2 & 1 Jesse Magill

1898 Great Yarmouth & Caister Golf Club Lena Thomson  England 7 & 5 Elinor Neville

1897 Gullane Golf Club Edith C. Orr  Scotland 4 & 2 Theodora Orr

1896 Royal Liverpool Golf Club Amy Pascoe  England 3 & 2 Lena Thomson

1895 Royal Portrush Golf Club Lady Margaret Scott  England 5 & 4 Emma M. Lythgoe

1894 Littlestone Golf Club Lady Margaret Scott  England 3 & 2 Issette Pearson

1893 Royal Lytham & St Annes Golf Club Lady Margaret Scott  England 7 & 5 Issette Pearson

Multiple winners[edit] Eighteen players have won more than one British Ladies Amateur Championship, through 2017:

4 wins: Cecil Leitch, Joyce Wethered 3 wins: Lady Margaret Scott, May Hezlet, Enid Wilson, Jessie Valentine, Brigitte Varangot 2 wins: Rhona Adair, Dorothy Campbell, Helen Holm, Pam Barton, Frances Stephens, Marley Spearman, Elizabeth Chadwick, Mickey Walker, Julie Wade Hall, Rebecca Hudson, Louise Stahle

Eleven players have won both the British Ladies and U.S. Women's Amateur Championships, through 2017:

Dorothy Campbell:^ 1909, 1911 British; 1909, 1910, 1924 U.S. Gladys Ravenscroft: 1912 British; 1913 U.S. Pam Barton:^ 1936, 1939 British; 1936 U.S. Babe Zaharias: 1947 British; 1946 U.S. Louise Suggs: 1948 British; 1947 U.S. Marlene Stewart Streit: 1953 British; 1956 U.S. Barbara McIntire: 1960 British; 1959, 1964 U.S. Catherine Lacoste:^ 1969 British; 1969 U.S. Carol Semple Thompson: 1974 British; 1973 U.S. Anne Quast: 1980 British; 1958, 1961, 1963 U.S. Kelli Kuehne:^ 1996 British; 1996 U.S.

^ Won both in same year. External links[edit]

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