About the British Ladies Amateur Championship:
The governing body for the British Ladies Amateur Championship is the Ladies Golf Union (LGU).
The British Ladies Amateur Championship opens with two rounds of stroke play qualifying. The Top 64 advance to match play, with an 18-hole championship final.
Stephanie Meadow of Northern Ireland defeated Rocio Sanchez Lobato of Spain in the championship match, 4 and 3. Meadow's victory came just a few weeks after she helped lead the Great Britain & Ireland team to victory in 2012 Curtis Cup, and little more than a month after she helped the University of Alabama win the NCAA women's championship.
Sixteen-year-old Lauren Taylor of England def. 17-year-old Alexandra Bonetti of France, 6 and 5. Taylor eliminated defending champ Kelly Tidy in the semifinals. Taylor is the youngest-ever winner of the tournament.
British Ladies Amateur Championship - Facts & Figures:
• 4 wins - Cecil Leitch (1914, 1920-21, 1926), Joyce Wethered (1922, 1924-25, 1929)
• 3 wins - Lady Margaret Scott (1893-95), May Hezlet (1899, 1902, 1907), Enid Wilson (1931-33), Jessie Valentine (1937, 1955, 1958), Brigitte Varangot (1963, 1965, 1968)
- Eleven golfers have won both the British Ladies Amateur Championship and the U.S. Women's Amateur Championship: Dorothy Campbell, Gladys Ravenscroft, Pamela Barton, Babe Didrikson Zaharias, Louise Suggs, Marlene Stewart Streit, Barbara McIntire, Catherine Lacoste, Carol Semple Thompson, Anne Quast, Kelli Kuehne.
- Babe Didrikson Zaharias in 1947 was the first American to win the British Ladies Am.
- Four golfers have won the British Ladies Am and U.S. Women's Am in the same year: Dorothy Campbell (1909), Pamela Barton (1936), Catherine Lacoste (1969) and Kelli Kuehne (1996).
British Ladies Amateur Championship Winners:
2011 - Lauren Taylor, England, def. Alexandra Bonetti, France, 6 and 5
2010 - Kelly Tidy, England, def. Kelsey MacDonald, Scotland, 2 and 1
2009 - Azahara Munoz def. Carlota Ciganda, 2 and 1
2008 - Anna Nordqvist def. Caroline Hedwall, 3 and 2
2007 - Carlota Ciganda def. Anna Nordqvist, 4 and 3
2006 - Belen Mozo def. Anna Nordqvist, 3 and 1
Full List of Winners