CUMBERWELL Park’s Lisa Benham was crowned Wiltshire ladies champion at Ogbourne Downs Golf Club.

Benham edged out 13 year old clubmate Laura Curtis, who received the Taunton Bowl as runner up and was crowned girls county champion as the junior event held alongside the senior one.

The Gillian Wood Trophy for the second flight was won by Marlborough’s Karen Gosling, while 16 year old Seona Mauchline (162) was the Hoare Salver winner for the best 36-hole scratch score in the qualifying rounds and was runner up behind Kingsdown’s Jan Scott for the Barber Dish (36-hole qualifier - handicap) Chippenham’s Ali Grandison won the Sybil Parsons Plate, for best scratch score by a player aged 40+ in the qualifying rounds, while Cumberwell Park’s team of Benham, Sarah Cheverton and Curtis won the Team Shield.

Meanwhile, the Wiltshire team for South West Inter Counties Match Week, which will be hosted at the Wrag Barn course, from July 2-7 has been named.

Team: Courtney Boyes (The Wiltshire), Katie Dove-Medows ( Kingsdown GC), Ali Grandison (Chippenham), Seona Mauchline (High Post), Roxy Roberts (Wrag Barn), Hazel Shewry (Ogbourne Downs), Katie Warren (Wrag Barn), Ashleigh Thorne (Wrag Barn), Lisa Benham (Cumberwell Park), Sarah Cheverton (Cumberwell Park), Anne Ferguson (Ogbourne Downs).

THE final six-hole event in Wiltshire’s Girls Golf Rocks campaign took place at North Wilts Golf Club.

Wiltshire Golf have run the initiative, part of a nationwide campaign to introduce girls to the sport, throughout the spring and early summer with county junior players acting as mentors.

Taster sessions were held at four courses - Chippenham, Broome Manor and Basset Down and Salisbury - followed by a four-week coaching programme as part of the campaign, led by the Golf Foundation and supported by England Golf.