England international Gemma Clews romped to a five-shot victory in the Welsh Women’s Open Strokeplay Championship then declared: “It’s been long overdue.”
The Delamere Forest golfer was level-par for the 54-hole event at Ashburnham, powering away from her opposition with a final round of two-under 71, making up for a series of close calls in big events up until then.
“Before the final round, I told myself if it happens, it happens and I just forgot about it,” she said. “If you play good golf everything else looks after itself. But it definitely feels good to win and it’s taken the pressure off. I’m over the moon.”
Clews’ nearest challenger on five-over was Lianna Bailey (Kirby Muxloe, Leicestershire) while Curtis Cup player Rochelle Morris (Woodsome Hall, Yorkshire) was fourth.
Four more English players recorded top ten finishes: Georgia Coughlin (St Annes Old Links, Lancashire), Georgia Price (Bude and North Cornwall) and Sophie Lamb (Clitheroe, Lancashire).