British Ladies Amateur Golf Championship

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The British Ladies Amateur Golf Championship was founded in 1893 by the Ladies' Golf Union of Great Britain. Until the dawn of the professional era in 1976, it was the most important golf tournament for women in Great Britain and would eventually begin to draw golfers from continental Europe. Along with the United States Women's Amateur Golf Championship, it is considered the highest honor in women's amateur golf.

A match play tournament with 18 holes per match, the first tournament was played at the Royal Lytham & St Annes Golf Club in Lytham St Annes in Lancashire, England and was won by Lady Margaret Scott (who also won the following two years). In 1927, Simone de la Chaume of France, who had won the 1924 British Girls Amateur Golf Championship, became the first foreign golfer to win the Ladies championship. The first competitor from the United States to win the title was Babe Zaharias in 1947.

The "Pam Barton Memorial Salver" is awarded to the winner to be held for one year, as the actual Championship Cup is held by the Ladies' Golf Union. The runner-up receives The Diana Fishwick Cup.

Winners[edit]

Year Venue Winner Country Score Runner-up
2014 Royal St George's Golf Club Emily Pedersen  Denmark 3 & 1 Belgium Leslie Cloots
2013 Prestwick Golf Club Georgia Hall  England 1 up Spain Luna Sobron
2012 Carnoustie Golf Club Stephanie Meadow  Ireland 4 & 3 Spain Rocio Sanchez Lobato
2011 Royal Portrush Golf Club Lauren Taylor  England 6 & 5 France Alexandra Bonetti
2010 Ganton Golf Club Kelly Tidy  England 2 & 1 Scotland Kelsey MacDonald
2009 Royal St David's Golf Club Azahara Muñoz  Spain 2 & 1 Spain Carlota Ciganda
2008 North Berwick West Links Anna Nordqvist  Sweden 3 & 2 Sweden Caroline Hedwall
2007 Alwoodley Golf Club Carlota Ciganda  Spain 4 & 3 Sweden Anna Nordqvist
2006 Royal County Down Golf Club Belen Mozo  Spain 3 & 1 Sweden Anna Nordqvist
2005 Littlestone Golf Club Louise Stahle  Sweden 3 & 2 Republic of Ireland Claire Coughlan
2004 Gullane Golf Club Louise Stahle  Sweden 4 & 2 Wales Anna Highgate
2003 Lindrick Golf Club Elisa Serramia  Spain 2 up Germany Pia Odefey
2002 Ashburnham Golf Club Rebecca Hudson  England 5 & 4 Australia Lindsey Wright
2001 Ladybank Golf Club Marta Prieto  Spain 4 & 3 England Emma Duggleby
2000 Royal Birkdale Golf Club Rebecca Hudson  England 5 & 4 England Emma Duggleby
1999 Royal Birkdale Golf Club Marine Monnet  France 1 up England Rebecca Hudson
1998 Little Aston Golf Club Kim Rostron  England 3 & 2 France Gwladys Nocera
1997 Cruden Bay Golf Club Alison Rose  Scotland 4 & 3 Scotland Mhairi McKay
1996 Royal Liverpool Golf Club Kelli Kuehne  United States 5 & 3 Wales Becky Morgan
1995 Royal Portrush Golf Club Julie Wade Hall  England 3 & 2 France Kristel Mourgue D'Algue
1994 Newport Golf Club Emma Duggleby  England 3 & 1 France Cecilia Mourgue D'Algue
1993 Royal Lytham & St Annes Golf Club Catriona Lambert  Scotland 3 & 2 England Kirsty Speak
1992 Saunton Golf Club Pernille Pedersen  Denmark 1 up England Joanne Morley
1991 Pannal Golf Club Valerie Michaud  France 3 & 2 Australia Wendy Doolan
1990 Dunbar Golf Club Julie Wade Hall  England 3 & 2 England Helen Wadsworth
1989 Royal Liverpool Golf Club Helen Dobson  England 6 & 5 Scotland Elaine Farquharson
1988 Royal Cinque Ports Golf Club Joanne Furby  England 4 & 3 England Jule Wade Hall
1987 Royal St David's Golf Club Janet Collingham  England 19 holes England Susan Shapcott
1986 West Sussex Golf Club Marnie McGuire  New Zealand 2 & 1 Australia Louise Briers
1985 Ganton Golf Club Lillian Behan  Ireland 1 up England Claire Waite
1984 Royal Troon Golf Club Jody Rosenthal  United States 4 & 3 Scotland Julie Brown
1983 Silloth on Solway Golf Club Jill Thornhill  England 4 & 2 Switzerland Regina Lautens
1982 Walton Heath Golf Club Kitrina Douglas  England 4 & 2 Scotland Gillian Stewart
1981 Conwy Golf Club Belle Robertson  Scotland 20 holes Scotland Wilma Aitken
1980 Woodhall Spa Anne Quast Sander  United States 3 & 1 Sweden Liv Wollin
1979 Nairn Golf Club Maureen Madill  Northern Ireland 2 & 1 Australia Jane Lock
1978 Notts Golf Club Edwina Kennedy  Australia 1 up England Julia Greenhalgh
1977 Hillside Golf Club Angela Uzielli  England 6 & 5 England Vanessa Marvin
1976 Silloth on Solway Golf Club Cathy Panton  Scotland 1 up South Africa Alison Sheard
1975 St Andrews Links Nancy Roth Syms  United States 3 & 2 Scotland Suzanne Cadden
1974 Royal Porthcawl Golf Club Carol Semple  United States 2 & 1 England Angela Bonallack
1973 Carnoustie Golf Links Ann Irvin  England 3 & 2 England Mickey Walker
1972 Hunstanton Golf Club Mickey Walker  England 2 up France Claudine Clos-Rubin
1971 Alwoodley Golf Club Mickey Walker  England 3 & 1 Scotland Beverly Huke
1970 Gullane Golf Club Dinah Oxley  England 1 up Scotland Belle Robertson
1969 Royal Portrush Golf Club Catherine Lacoste  France 1 up England Ann Irvin
1968 Walton Heath Golf Club Brigitte Varangot  France 20 holes France Claudine Clos-Rubin
1967 Royal St David's Golf Club Elizabeth Chadwick  England 1 up England Mary Everard
1966 Ganton Golf Club Elizabeth Chadwick  England 3 & 2 England Vivien Saunders
1965 St Andrews Links Brigitte Varangot  France 4 & 3 Scotland Belle Robertson
1964 Royal St George's Golf Club Carol Sorenson  United States 37 holes England Bridget Jackson
1963 Royal County Down Golf Club Brigitte Varangot  France 3 & 1 Republic of Ireland Philomena Garvey
1962 Royal Birkdale Golf Club Marley Spearman  England 1 up England Angela Bonallack
1961 Carnoustie Golf Links Marley Spearman  England 7 & 6 England Diane J. Robb
1960 Royal St David's Golf Club Barbara McIntire  United States 4 & 2 Republic of Ireland Philomena Garvey
1959 Royal Ascot Golf Club Elizabeth Price  England 37 holes Scotland Belle McCorkindale
1958 Hunstanton Golf Club Jessie Valentine  Scotland 1 up England Elizabeth Price
1957 Gleneagles Philomena Garvey  Ireland 4 & 3 Scotland Jessie Valentine
1956 Sunningdale Golf Club Wiffi Smith  United States 8 & 7 United States Mary Patton Janssen
1955 Royal Portrush Golf Club Jessie Valentine  Scotland 7 & 6 United States Barbara Romack
1954 Ganton Golf Club Frances Stephens  England 4 & 3 England Elizabeth Price
1953 Royal Porthcawl Golf Club Marlene Stewart  Canada 7 & 6 Republic of Ireland Philomena Garvey
1952 Royal Troon Golf Club Moira Paterson  Scotland 39 holes England Frances Stephens
1951 Broadstone Golf Club Catherine MacCann  Ireland 4 & 3 England Frances Stephens
1950 Royal County Down Golf Club Vicomtesse de St Sauveur  France 3 & 2 Scotland Jessie Valentine
1949 Royal St David's Golf Club Frances Stephens  England 5 & 4 Republic of Ireland Valerie Reddan
1948 Royal Lytham & St Annes Golf Club Louise Suggs  United States 1 up Scotland Jean Donald
1947 Gullane Golf Club Babe Zaharias  United States 5 & 4 England Jacqueline Gordon
1946 Hunstanton Golf Club Jean Hetherington  England 1 up Republic of Ireland Philomena Garvey
1940-1945: Not played due to World War II
1939 Royal Portrush Golf Club Pamela Barton  England 2 & 1 Northern Ireland Mrs. T Marks
1938 Burnham & Berrow Golf Club Helen Holm  Scotland 4 & 3 England Elsie Corlett
1937 Turnberry Jessie Anderson  Scotland 6 & 4 Scotland Dorothy Park
1936 Southport and Ainsdale Golf Club Pamela Barton  England 5 & 3 England Bridgett Newell
1935 Royal County Down Golf Club Wanda Morgan  England 3 & 2 England Pamela Barton
1934 Royal Porthcawl Golf Club Helen Holm  Scotland 6 & 5 England Pamela Barton
1933 Gleneagles Enid Wilson  England 5 & 4 England Diana Plumpton
1932 Saunton Golf Club Enid Wilson  England 7 & 6 Scotland Clem Purvis-Russell-Montgomery
1931 Portmarnock Golf Club Enid Wilson  England 7 & 6 England Wanda Morgan
1930 Formby Golf Club Diana Fishwick  England 4 & 3 United States Glenna Collett-Vare
1929 St Andrews Links Joyce Wethered  England 3 & 1 United States Glenna Collett-Vare
1928 Hunstanton Golf Club Nanette le Blan  France 3 & 2 England S. Marshall
1927 Royal County Down Golf Club Simone de la Chaume  France 5 & 4 England Dorothy Pearson
1926 Royal St David's Golf Club Cecil Leitch  England 8 & 7 England Marjorie Ross Garon
1925 Royal Troon Golf Club Joyce Wethered  England 37 holes England Cecil Leitch
1924 Royal Portrush Golf Club Joyce Wethered  England 7 & 6 England Mrs. F. Cautley
1923 Burnham & Berrow Golf Club Doris Chambers  England 2 up England Muriel Dodd Macbeth
1922 Royal St George's Golf Club Joyce Wethered  England 9 & 7 England Cecil Leitch
1921 Turnberry Cecil Leitch  England 4 & 3 England Joyce Wethered
1920 Royal County Down Golf Club Cecil Leitch  England 7 & 6 England Molly Griffiths
1915-1919: Not played due to World War I (1915–18) and a rail strike (1919)
1914 Hunstanton Golf Club Cecil Leitch  England 2 & 1 England Gladys Ravenscroft
1913 Royal Lytham & St Annes Golf Club Muriel Dodd  England 8 & 6 England Evelyn Chubb
1912 Turnberry Gladys Ravenscroft  England 3 & 2 England Stella Temple
1911 Royal Portrush Golf Club Dorothy Campbell  Scotland 3 & 2 Ireland Violet Hezlet
1910 Royal North Devon Golf Club Elsie Grant Suttie  Scotland 6 & 4 England Lily Moore
1909 Royal Birkdale Golf Club Dorothy Campbell  Scotland 4 & 3 Ireland Florence Hezlet
1908 St Andrews Links Maud Titterton  Scotland 19 holes Scotland Dorothy Campbell
1907 Royal County Down Golf Club May Hezlet  Ireland 2 & 1 Ireland Florence Hezlet
1906 Burnham & Berrow Golf Club Alice Kennion  England 4 & 3 England Bertha Thompson
1905 Royal Cromer Golf Club Bertha Thompson  England 3 & 2 Ireland Maud E. Stuart
1904 Royal Troon Golf Club Lottie Dod  England 1 up Ireland May Hezlet
1903 Royal Portrush Golf Club Rhona Adair  Ireland 4 & 3 Ireland Florence Walker-Leigh
1902 Royal Cinque Ports Golf Club May Hezlet  Ireland 19 holes England Elinor C. Neville
1901 Aberdovey Golf Club Molly Graham  Scotland 3 & 1 Ireland Rhona Adair
1900 Royal North Devon Golf Club Rhona Adair  Ireland 6 & 5 England Isabel Neville
1899 Royal County Down Golf Club May Hezlet  Ireland 2 & 1 Ireland Jesse Magill
1898 Great Yarmouth & Caister Golf Club Lena Thomson  England 7 & 5 England Elinor C. Neville
1897 Gullane Golf Club Edith C. Orr  Scotland 4 & 2 Scotland Theodora Orr
1896 Royal Liverpool Golf Club Amy Pascoe  England 3 & 2 England Lena Thomson
1895 Royal Portrush Golf Club Lady Margaret Scott  England 5 & 4 England Emma M. Lythgoe
1894 Littlestone Golf Club Lady Margaret Scott  England 3 & 2 England Issette Pearson
1893 Royal Lytham & St Annes Golf Club Lady Margaret Scott  England 7 & 5 England Issette Pearson

Multiple winners[edit]

Eighteen players have won more than one British Ladies Amateur Championship, through 2013:

Eleven players have won both the British Ladies and U.S. Women's Amateur Championships, through 2013:

^ Won both in same year.

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