Date: June 28, 2010

Keating’s run ends in quarter finals

LADIES&apos BRITISH AMATEUR CHAMPIONSHIP, Ganton Golf Club AIS squad member Stacey Keating (VIC) fought bravely but fell in the quarter finals of the Ladies&apos British Amateur Championship at Ganton Golf Club. Keating, who is the current Srixon Australian Amateur champion, defeated Switzerland&aposs Fanny Vuigner 4&2 to make the quarter finals. Canadian Rebecca Lee-Bentham beat Keating 2up to end the Victorian&aposs run at the championship. England&aposs Kelly Tidy made it third time lucky when she beat Scottish Champion Kelsey MacDonald 2&1 in the 18-hole final. Western Australian and National Squad member Jessica Speechley was beaten by England&aposs Charlotte Ellis in the first round. Ganton Golf Club’s course, situated some 11 miles from Scarborough, undoubtedly played its part in ensuring that the new champion is a player of the highest quality. The Yorkshire course, with its linksy feel, has staged the 1949 Ryder Cup, the 2000 Curtis Cup and the 2003 Walker Cup and was once referred to by Gary Player as the only inland course worthy of staging the Open championship .