GB maintain lead in Astor Trophy

The 2011 Astor Trophy played at Fairhaven Golf Club
The 2011 Astor Trophy played at Fairhaven Golf Club
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GREAT Britain and Ireland maintained their momentum on day two of the Astor Trophy at Fairhaven Golf Club.

In the event to decide the best amateur women’s team in the Commonwealth, they beat South Africa by 6-1 in foursomes and singles.

Canada, who had time off on the opening day, entered the round-robin competition for the first time and went 5-2 down to New Zealand

GB and I’s all-England pairing of Kelly Tidy and Holly Clyburn beat South Africa’s Bertine Strauss and Henriette Frylinck by 7&6 in the foursomes, while the all-Scotland partnership of Pamela Pretswell and Kelsey MacDonald were winners by 4&2 against day one’s hole-in-one girl, Kim Williams, and Illiska Verwey.

Tidy and Clyburn got off to a flying start by winning the first, third, fourth and fifth for a four-hole lead which they maintained to the turn.

The English pair quickly wrapped up a victory after the turn

Later in the day GB and Ireland raced away with the singles 4-1.

There were wins for MacDonald, Clyburn, Pretswell and Amy Boulden.