Cheshire’s Cath Rawthore is England’s top senior lady golfer for 2014, having won her respective England Golf Order of Merit.
Cath Rawthore (Sale) topped the Ascot Golf senior ladies’ table after a spectacular season in which she won English and British titles and helped England’s senior ladies to become both European team champions and Home International winners.
Rawthore was playing only her second season of senior golf and, after an impressive debut in 2013, she forged ahead, winning the English senior strokeplay at Knaresborough in Yorkshire, and the British seniors at Royal Dornoch in Scotland. She was also a semi-finalist in the English senior amateur at Sandy Lodge, near Watford.
She won the order of merit by a clear margin from Staffordshire’s Julie Brown, who made an impressive senior debut when she won the English amateur title.
Reviewing the year Cath remarked: “Winning the order of merit is a great feeling, especially when you consider the strength and depth of our senior ladies in England. There have been many highlights for me over the season but I believe that winning the English stroke play and securing my place in the England team was pivotal."
“I felt immensely proud representing my country, therefore winning the gold medal at the European Championships in Austria and the Home Internationals at Huddersfield with such a fabulous team of competitive, encouraging, warm hearted girls was very special indeed."
“Winning the British seniors at the wonderful Royal Dornoch - obviously now one of my favourite golf courses! - was a great way to finish a truly memorable year."
Leading points totals
Ascot Golf senior ladies' Order of Merit
1. Cath Rawthore (Sale) 547.000
2. Julie Brown (Trentham) 377.000
3. Lulu Housman (Highgate) 242.333
4. Amanda Mayne (Saltford) 170.000
5. Debbie Richards (Burhill) 162.333
6. Chris Quinn (Hockley) 150.000
7. Jo Ashmore (Barnham Broom) 114.000
8. Katherine Russell (Royal Ashdown Forest) 106.250
9. Sue Dye (Delamere Forest) 102.650
10. Gillian Mellor (Prestbury) 102.000
Tracy Bazell (Dorset) 102.000
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