Hannah Barwood wins Faldo Series girls' title

English champion Hannah Barwood won the girls' title at the Faldo Series Grand Final 2008 at the Costa Do Sauipe Resort in Brazil

Hannah Barwood

English champion Hannah Barwood won the girls’ title at the Faldo Series Grand Final 2008 at the Costa Do Sauipe Resort in Brazil.

The 18-year-old from Knowle in Gloucestershire scored 78, 74, 78 and finished was two shots clear of her closest challenger, Jenna Birch of Royal Lytham & St Annes.

Warwickshire champion Abbey Gittings, 18, (Walmley) was the next best-placed English player, finishing 6th. Hannah and Abbey are both members of English Women’s Golf Association squads.

This was the first Faldo Series grand final to be held outside the UK and was contested by 80 young golfers who qualified from events in 15 countries. Competitors aged 12 to 21 from as far afield as Iceland, Turkey, Russia and India joined this year’s UK qualifiers for three rounds of tournament golf.

GIRLS UNDER-18 230 Hannah Barwood (Knowle) 78 74 78. 232 Jenna Birch (Royal Lytham) 79 77 76. 234 Eloin Ulu (Turkey) 77 81 76. 237 Eyglo Myrra (Iceland) 79 81 77. 242 Emma O'Driscoll (Ballybunion) 82 78 82. 243 Abbey Gittings (Walmley) 80 80 83 244 Gillian Monteith (Portpatrick Dunskey) 86 81 77. 245 Raffi Dyer (Hayland Island) 82 81 82. 247 Miranda Brain (Gog Magog) 81 83 83. 253 Tiffany Hewetson (East Brighton) 84 81 88. 255 Megan Burgess (Cavendish) 87 85 83.

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