The Titleist & FootJoy Women's PGA Professional Championship

The Berkshire, July 3

Once again the 2017 
Women's PGA Professional Championship was sponsored 
by Titleist & FootJoy

This year's event, held
at The Berkshire Golf
Club, attracted a strong
field of 18 competitors.

It included no fewer
than five former 

Two-time winner 
Ali Gray led after 
shooting an opening 
round score of 71.

Hannah Davies 
was forced to 
withdraw after 
the opening 
round through 
a back injury.

Sarah Smith looks
to find an answer 
to her problems 
on the 13th green.

Last year's winner Heather MacRae moved through 
the gears in the second 
round. Three birdies on 
the front nine put her
back in contention.

Four-time winner 
Tracy Loveys failed 
to get close to the 
leading pack with 
scores of 74 and 73.

Marie Martindale
was one of the 
star performers 
in the second 

She birdied three
of the last four 
holes to finish on -1 
for the competition.

Alison Nicholas could 
have won it on the 
final hole but she 
picked up a bogey 
on the 18th. 

That miss set up 
a three-way play-off
to decide the winner.

Marie Martindale was the first to drop out of the play-off after bogeying the first hole. 

That left Alison 
Nicholas and Ali 
Gray to battle it 
out for the title.

Alison Nicholas
held her nerve to 
win at the fourth 
attempt and be 
crowned the 11th
winner of the 
Titleist & FootJoy 
Women's PGA 

"I wanted to win this. 
I think winning this just 
finishes the cake off. 
Perhaps I should just 
hang my boots up now!"

"I'm getting on a bit 
now and I'm feeling it - 
my body is aching, but 
it feels great."

Alison Nicholas poses 
with the Titleist & 
FootJoy Women's 
PGA Professonal 
Championship title

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