An excellent round of golf from Alice Barlow sees her lower the women’s course record at Newton Green Golf Club

Alice Barlow, has reduced her own women's course record at Newton Green

Alice Barlow, has reduced her own women's course record at Newton Green - Credit: Archant

Alice Barlow has sliced her previous women’s course record at Newton Green Golf Club.

Playing to retain the Earl Howe Trophy, the 18-year-old carded a three under par 68. This was two better than her previous course record.

The round put her into the last 16 for the knock-out stage of the most difficult competition to win at Newton.

Off her handicap of one, Barlow recorded a net 67, one better than 19-handicapper Lizzie Johnson, and two ahead of Margaret Hills, net 69.

Barlow, aged 18, is in her final year at Thomas Gainsborough School, Great Cornard, and is spending the summer playing in leading women’s amateur events, including a recent appearance in the Welsh Open, when a nine in her opening round left her down the field.

To date, her best finish has been fifth. Her run of success last year means she is a qualifier for the England Women’s Amateur Open in July.

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