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Sian James is runner-up in universities championship
27th april 2009

Gloucestershire's Sian James (pictured below) was runner-up in the British women's universities strokeplay championship at Notts Golf Club. She was five-under par for the 54-hole event.

Sian James
Sian James (courtesy Leaderboard)

The title was won by Scotland's Jane Turner, a student at Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen. The 19-year-old spreadeagled the field with a first-round, six-under-par 69 and then added two rounds of 73 for an impressive 10-under-par total of 215.
Sian, a student at Birmingham University and the recent winner of the R&A scholars' title, was 10 shots adrift after her opening 79. However she halved the deficit with subsequent rounds of 70 and 71. Sian is a member of Bristol and Clifton Golf Club.
Katherine O'Connor of UW Newport edged out another Birmingham student, Lucy Williams (Mid-Herts), to take third place, with a total of 226.
Final totals
Par 225 (3x75). CSS 75 74 74

215 Jane Turner (Robert Gordon) 69 73 73.
220 Sian James (Birmingham) 79 70 71.
226 Katherine O'Connor (UW Newport) 76 76 74.
228 Lucy Williams (Birmingham) 76 77 75.
239 Charlotte Hope (Birmingham) 79 81 79.
241 Johanna Rosen (Northumbria) 83 81 77.
248 Lauren Spray (Birmingham) 85 85 78.
251 Lucy Padley (Exeter) 86 77 88.
254 Ashley Smith (St Andrews) 85 86 83.
Withdrew: Chloe Dexter (Birmingham 83 WD



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