The draw for the inaugural ISPS Handa Ladies British Masters has been made, confirming the tee times for the first and second rounds at Buckinghamshire Golf Club in Denham on Thursday 26th and Friday 17th August.
Ladies European Tour ISPS Handa Order of Merit leader Carly Booth of Scotland will form part of an all-British three-ball, playing with Solheim Cup star Melissa Reid and Curtis Cup winner Charley Hull from England for the first two rounds, starting at 9.10am from the 10th tee on Thursday.
In another all-British grouping, Curtis Cupper Amy Boulden of Wales will play with English duo Hannah Burke and Danielle Montgomery ten minutes later, at 9.20am.
Curtis Cup player Holly Clyburn of England will play with local girl Rachel Drummond and India’s Sharmila Nicollet at 9.30am.
England’s all-time great Laura Davies is playing from the 10th at 1.40pm on Thursday afternoon with Norwegian Marianne Skarpnord and the LET’s leading rookie Carlota Ciganda of Spain, who earlier this year won the Deloitte Ladies Open in Holland.
Another legend of the English women’s game, Trish Johnson, will play at 8.50am with Swede Carin Koch and namesake Felicity Johnson.
On the other side of the field, starting from the first tee at 8.50am is Australian Karen Lunn, who will feature alongside long-hitting Frenchwomen Virginie Lagoutte-Clement and Jade Schaeffer.
They are followed ten minutes later by Sweden’s Linda Wessberg, Italian Veronica Zorzi and Becky Brewerton of Wales, with a strong record on British soil having won the 2007 Ladies English Open at Chart Hills.
England’s Rebecca Hudson will tee off the first at 1.20pm along with Italian Stefania Croce and Australian Frances Bondad. Play gets under way at 8am, with the last tee time at 2pm.
The £300,000 ISPS Handa Ladies British Masters features a field of 126 and will be played in a 54-hole strokeplay format, with a cut to the leading 60 professionals and ties after the second round.
The tournament will conclude on Saturday 18th August and the leading professional will take home a £45,000 first prize.