AMATEURS TAKE ON TOP PROFESSIONALS IN WEETABIX CHALLENGE

England’s Golf Coast will host another major golf tournament on Saturday 17th April when the best of Europe’s lady professionals take on Great Britain & Ireland’s top amateurs at Formby Golf Club.

The annual Weetabix Challenge is being staged as preparation for the Curtis Cup, the biggest event in women’s amateur golf in which GB&I take on the U.S. at the same venue on 12th and 13th June.

This year’s Curtis Cup could be one of the most intriguing contests for many years, with the eight-strong U.S. team having no player older than 22. And in being selected for the match, 14-year-old Hawaii based Michelle Wie became the youngest ever player to be picked for the Curtis Cup.

The GB&I team will be announced on Monday 19th April after the selectors have assessed player performances in the Weetabix Challenge.

The Weetabix Challenge started in 1994 and this year’s match at Formby will be the 11th time the top players from both amateur and professional golf have met.

The foursomes get underway at 8.00 a.m. and the singles start at 12.40 p.m.

Spectators are encouraged to attend the match and there is no charge for admission or car parking.

WEETABIX CHALLENGE

FORMBY GOLF CLUB

SATURDAY 17TH APRIL 2004

MORNING FOURSOMES MATCHES

Time

Great Britain & Ireland Squad

V

Ladies European Tour

Result

8.00

Shelley McKevitt & Emma Duggleby

Alison Munt & Sarah Heath

8.10

Tricia Mangan & Fame More

Nicola Moult & Lora Fairclough

8.20

Claire Coughlan & Clare Queen

Cecilia Ekelundh & Corinne Dibnah

8.30

Sarah Jones & Anna Highgate

Wendy Dicks & Martine Eberl

8.40

Anne Laing & Kate Phillips

Dale Reid & Carloine Hall

8:50

Lynn Kenny & Kerry Smith

Julie Forbes & Kerry Knowles

9:00

Danielle Masters & Nicki Timmins

Rachel Bailey & Susan Parry

9:10

Sophie Walker & Martina Gillen

Joanne Mills & Joanne Morley

AFTERNOON SINGLES MATCHES

Time

Great Britain & Ireland Squad

V

Ladies European Tour

Result

12:40

Tricia Mangan

Lora Fairclough

12:48

Emma Duggleby

Alison Munt

12:56

Fame More

Sarah Heath

13:04

Shelley McKevitt

Nicola Moult

13:12

Claire Coughlan

Cecilia Ekelundh

13:20

Anna Highgate

Martine Eberl

13:28

Clare Queen

Wendy Dicks

13:36

Sarah Jones

Corinne Dibnah

13:44

Anne Laing

Caroline Hall

13:52

Kate Phillips

Dale Reid

14:00

Martina Gillen

Julie Forbes

14:08

Nicki Timmins

Rachel Bailey

14:16

Kerry Smith

Kerry Knowles

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