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England's women finish fourth in The Spirit

Rachel Jennings - (Image Leaderboard Photography)

England internationals Rachel Jennings (pictured above, courtesy of leaderboardphotography.com) and Holly Clyburn finished in a tie for fourth place in the women's event at Spirit International Amateur Championship at Whispering Pines, Texas.

They slipped back in the final round of the betterball competition when they returned a one-over par 73. Overall they were 11-under par for the 72-hole tournament, which was won by the USA on 24-under. 

During the week Rachel (Izaak Walton) had 12 birdies while Holly (Woodhall Spa) contributed seven. 

Walker Cup players Matt Haines and Stiggy Hodgson completed the men's team event in 20-under par and finished eighth. Italy were the winners on 27-under. 

In the combined international team event, England were fifth on 31-under. The USA were the champions, on 45-under. 

England players shine at The Spirit
7th November2009

Rachel Jennings
Rachel Jennings (image by Leaderboard)

Internationals Rachel Jennings (pictured) and Holly Clyburn shot four-under par 68 to push England up to third place in the women's team event after three rounds of The Spirit International Amateur Championship at Whispering Pines, Texas.

They are 12-under par after 54 holes of the betterball event and chasing second placed Colombia, who are one stroke ahead.
America lead the tournament on 20-under par, after returning scores of 66, 64, 66 and already look to have one hand on the trophy.
Rachel, 21, (Izaak Walton) provided all four of England's birdies on the third day while Holly, 18, (Woodhall Spa) made some crucial par scores.
England's men, Matt Haines and Stiggy Hodgson, also had a good day with a third round score of 66 and the combined team have moved up to share second place on the international leaderboard.
They are 27-under par and tied with Denmark. America, however, are the runaway leaders on 38-under.

In the men's team event England are currently in a three-way tie for seventh place on 15-under par. Italy are at the top of the table on 21-under.
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England's women lead in The Spirit International
5th November2009

Holly Clyburn
Holly Clyburn (Image courtesy Leaderboard)

England's Holly Clyburn (pictured above, courtesy of leaderboardphotography.com) and Rachel Jennings posted a seven-under par betterball score of 65 to take the first round lead in the Spirit International Amateur Championship at Whispering Pines in Texas.

The two internationals each had four birdies during the round – doubling up only once, on the 17th – and they lead Colombia and the USA by a stroke.

Rachel (Izaak Walton) had three birdies on the front nine while Holly (Woodhall Spa) had two on each half. 

Today they play alongside their American rivals, who are captained by Paula Creamer. 

England did not fare so well in the opening round of the men's team event, in which they are defending champions. Matt Haines and Stiggy Hodgson share 15th place after they scored one-under 71. 

It means that on the combined international leaderboard England – again, the defending champions - are currently eight-under par and lying sixth. The leaders are Chinese Taipai,  on 14-under. They also lead the men's event on nine-under.

The Spirit field contains the best 24 international teams who qualified through their final positions in the Eisenhower and Espirito Santo Trophies. Each team comprises two men and two women and is played on a four ball, better ball format over 72 holes.


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