Date: June 24, 2010

Keating and Speechley progress at British Amateur

LADIES&apos BRITISH AMATEUR CHAMPIONSHIP, Ganton Golf Club AIS squad member Stacey Keating (VIC) will join National Squad team mate Jessica Speechley (WA) in the opening Match Play round at this year&aposs Ladies&apos British Amateur Championship at Ganton Golf Club. Speechley finished with rounds of 76 and 81 to qualify at 11-over par while Keating finished with rounds of 82 and 76 to qualify at 12-over par. Speechley will face England&aposs Charlotte Ellis in the opening round of Match Play. Keating will play Giulia Molinaro from Italy. Spanish players have dominated the Ladies British Open Amateur Championships over the past decade with Marta Prieto (2001), Elisa Serramia (2003), Belen Mozo (2006), Carlota Ciganda (2007) and Azahara Munoz (2009) all winning the prestigious title. Ganton Golf Club’s course, situated some 11 miles from Scarborough, will undoubtedly play 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 .