Belles celebrate freedom

first_imgIn honor of the 225th anniversary of the U.S. Constitution’s ratification yesterday, the Center for Academic Innovation at Saint Mary’s College hosted “Constitution Day 2012: Reflections on the Letter and the Spirit of the U.S. Constitution.” Associate professor of communication studies Michael Kramer coordinated the day, including a panel in the Haggar College Center that featured veteran reporter and communication studies professor Susan Baxter, history professor Edith Miguda and political science professor Sean Savage. Baxter reflected on the importance of the Constitution in terms of her experiences as a reporter. Baxter said it was the right of the public to be present at city council meetings unless certain requirements and processes are followed to close the session. Baxter said at one meeting she refused to leave, and the mayor told her the next time she refused she would be arrested. “I told [the mayor] to prepare the sheriff because I’m not leaving,” Baxter said. “I thought ‘Wow, I’m going to jail for the Constitution.’” Baxter said the right to be present at public meetings is important to the freedom of speech. “Many times these public meetings are not important, but when they are, people need to know,” said Baxter. Miguda also emphasized the importance of protecting the Constitution. “The spirit of the Constitution is the spirit that lets us defend it,” Miguda stated. “The U.S. Constitution is exemplary in how we [Americans] defend it.” Savage spoke about how Americans have different ways of interpreting the document. “No matter how Americans differ [the constitution] is supposed to be the one thing that we have in common,” Savagedsaid. “It unites the U.S. in a basic document but it sustains an ongoing debate.” Savage said the Constitution is strong and that unlike the United States, other countries will often go through and review the wording of their respective constitutions. “We, [the United States], don’t do that,” Savage said. “We only added about 17 amendments since [the Bill of Rights]. …Maybe [the Constitution] unites us because we are always disagreeing about what it means.” Contact Sarah Swiderski at [email protected]last_img read more

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Billionaire Joseph Tsai buys rest of Nets, reportedly valuing team at $2.35B

first_imgBillionaire Joseph Tsai has finalized a deal that makes him the sole owner of the Nets and Barclays Center, the team announced Friday. The deal must be approved by the NBA’s Board of Governors and is expected to be finalized by the end of September, the team said.  NBA adjusts schedule to feature LeBron James, other West Coast stars Tsai, 55, already owned 49 percent of the team, which he bought for $1 billion last year. According to a New York Post report this week, he is buying the remaining 51 percent from Russian billionaire Mikhail Prokhorov for $1.35 billion. In total, Tsai will have paid $2.35 billion for the NBA team.“I’ve had the opportunity to witness up close the Brooklyn Nets rebuild that Mikhail started a few years ago,” Tsai said in a release. “He hired a front office and coaching staff focused on player development, he supported the organization with all his resources, and he refused to tank. I will be the beneficiary of Mikhail’s vision, which put the Nets in a great position to compete, and for which I am incredibly grateful.” Related News Tsai’s deal for the Nets would be the largest price paid for a sports team in history, surpassing David Tepper’s $2.2 billion purchase of the NFL’s Panthers in 2018 and Tilman Fertitta’s $2.2 billion deal for the NBA’s Rockets in 2017.center_img Kemba Walker talks leaving Hornets in free agency: ‘Tough days, f—ing tough days’ Last season, the Nets finished with a 42–40 record but have renewed hype because of huge offseason acquisitions of Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving. Durant signed a four-year, $164 million deal with the team, while Irving signed a four-year, $141 million deal.With those high-profile free agent signings, Nets attendance is expected to jump, along with overall revenue.A native of Taiwan, Tsai is worth an estimated $9.9 billion after he co-founded Alibaba, the Chinese equivalent to Amazon. He also owns the San Diego Seals, a box lacrosse franchise in the National Lacrosse League.last_img read more

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Sumner County District Court Docket: July 22, 2016 report

first_imgby Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — The following are a list of criminal court complaints recently filed by the Sumner County Attorney’s office.These are formal charges introduced into the Sumner County District Court system. The suspects listed in the complaint have not been tried by a judge or jury unless specified otherwise. All citizens are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.————State of Kansas v. Keith Slack — Case No: 16 CR 178.Date of birth: 1967. Address: Wellington.Date of alleged crime: June 23, 2016.Charges:Count 1 — Battery, Class B misdemeanor. Count 2 — Battery, Class B misdemeanor.Count 3 — Criminal Damage to Property, Class B misdemeanor. Count 4 — Criminal threat, Level 9 felony. Case description: Slack is accused of angrily pushing one person out of the way to attack another. Allegedly, he then angrily went after his primary target by repeatedly pushing him before hitting him over the head with a shop lamp. Then allegedly he yelled at the victim: “I’ll kill you,” before turning and confronting the victim’s mother, who told him to stop. ———State of Kansas v. Luis Ibarra-Calderon — Case No: 16 CR 179.Date of birth: 1993. Address: Wichita.Date of alleged crime: April 14 to May 14, 2016.Charges:Count 1 — Aggravated Failure to appear, level 10 felony. Case description: Ibarra-Calderon is accused of failing to surrender himself within 30 days according to stipulations of his appearance bond for three felony counts of theft by deception. He was not apprehended until June 14, 2016, allegedly. ———State of Kansas v. Chase Biles — Case No: 16 CR 180.Date of birth: 1989. Address: Wellington.Date of alleged crime: June 28, 2016.Charges:Count 1 — Possession of marijuana, Class A misdemeanor. Count 2 — Possession drug paraphernalia, Class A misdemeanor. Count 3 — Possession methamphetamine, level 5 drug felony. Case description: Biles is accused of having a glass smoking pipe in his car and additional marijuana in a clear plastic container on the front passenger seat of his car. He allegedly also had a marijuana pipe behind the gear shifter of the vehicle and a small amount of methamphetamine in a plastic baggy in the center console.———State of Kansas v. Jessica Burnett — Case No: 16 CR 181.Date of birth: 1976. Address: Wellington.Date of alleged crime: Spring or summer of 2014Charges:Count 1 — Indecent liberties with a child, level 5 felony. Count 2 — Indecent solicitation of a child, level 6 felony.Count 3 — Criminal sodomy, level 3 felony. Case description: Details of the case can be found here. ———State of Kansas v. Derek Harris — Case No: 16 CR 182.Date of birth: 1988. Address: Wellington.Date of alleged crime: June 19, 2016.Charges:Count 1 — Domestic Battery, Class B misdemeanor. Case description: Harris is accused of grabbing and pushing his girl friend at Michigan Apartments.———State of Kansas v. Aaron Mathews — Case No: 16 CR 183.Date of birth: 1989. Address: Mulvane.Date of alleged crime: June 20, 2016.Charges:Count 1 — Criminal deprivations of motor vehicle. Count 2 — Driving while suspended, Class B misdemeanor. Count 3 — Criminal damage to property, Class B misdemeanor. Case description: Matthews is accused of taking a white Chevrolet pickup with the intent to deprive the owner temporary use of it. He allegedly took it from a storage building without permission and drove it to Wichita. When apprehended he denied taking it allegedly. He allegedly was driving in Sumner County between 1 and 2 p.m. when his driver’s license was suspended. Matthews then allegedly took the metal gate apart from the pickup, laid it on the ground and then drove the truck over the gate causing dents in the gate and the attached sign. ———State of Kansas v. Thomas Toner — Case No: 16 CR 184.Date of birth: N/A. Address: Springfield, Mo. Date of alleged crime: July 3, 2016.Charges:Count 1 — Possession of methamphetamine, level 5 drug felony. Count 2 — Possession of drug paraphernalia, Class A misdemeanor. Count 3 — Identity theft, level 8 felony. Count 4 — Interfere with law enforcement, Class A misdemeanor. Count 5 — Fraudulent display license, Class B misdemeanor. Case description: Toner is accused of possessing a plastic bag containing methamphetamine and a glass pipe on the passenger side of his vehicle. He also allegedly had an Alabama identification card used to try and get into the Kansas Star Casino. ———State of Kansas v. John Lee — Case No: 16 CR 186.Date of birth: N/A. Address: Springfield, Mo. Date of alleged crime: July 3, 2016.Charges:Count 1 — Possession of methamphetamine, level 5 drug felony. Count 2 — Possession of drug paraphernalia, Class A misdemeanor. Count 3 — Identity theft, level 8 felony. Count 4 — Interfere with law enforcement, Class A misdemeanor. Count 5 — Fraudulent display license, Class B misdemeanor. Count 6 — Fraudulent display license, Class B misdemeanor. Case description: Lee is accused of possessing a plastic bag containing methamphetamine and a glass pipe on the passenger side of his vehicle. He also allegedly had an Alabama identification card and a Texas identification card used to try and get into the Kansas Star Casino. ———State of Kansas v. Ryan Swift — Case No: 16 CR 187.Date of birth: 1984 Address: Wellington. Date of alleged crime: June 9, 2016.Charges:Count 1 — Battery, Class A misdemeanor. Case description: Swift is accused of being angry when someone pushed the call button in the jail. As a result, allegedly, he kicked and punched him. ———State of Kansas v. Michael Thornton — Case No: 16 CR 188.Date of birth: 1968. Address: Wichita. Date of alleged crime: June 30, 2016.Charges:Count 1 — Identity Theft, level 8 felony. Count 2 — Identity Fraud, level 8 felony. Count 3 — Unlawful use of driver’s license or identification card. Case description: Thornton is accused of possessing and using a check and driver’s license number belonging to an account to someone else. He is also accused of presenting to officials at the Kansas Star Casino a driver’s license claiming he is someone else to try to obtain a Global VIP check cashing card. ———State of Kansas v. Brenton Falls — Case No: 16 CR 189.Date of birth: N/A. Address: Wellington. Date of alleged crime: July 4, 2016.Charges:Count 1 — Possession of heroin, level 5 drug felony. Count 2 — Possession of drug paraphernalia, Class A misdemeanor. Case description: Falls is accused of possessing heroin in a syringe.———State of Kansas v. Don James Sharpsteen — Case No: 16 CR 190.Date of birth: N/A. Address: Dodge City. Date of alleged crime: July 4, 2016.Charges:Count 1 — Possession of heroin, level 5 drug felony. Count 2 — Possession of drug paraphernalia, Class A misdemeanor. Case description: Sharpsteen is accused of having a small brown ball of black tar heroin in a cellophane cigarette wrapper.———State of Kansas v. Joseph Phillips — Case No: 16 CR 191.Date of birth: N/A. Address: Clearwater. Date of alleged crime: June 25, 2016.Charges:Count 1 — Driving under the influence, first offense, Class B misdemeanor. Count 2 — Possession of marijuana, Class A misdemeanor. Count 3 — Possession of drug paraphernalia, Class A misdemeanor. Count 4 – Defective tail lamp, traffic infraction. Case description: Phillip is accused of operating a vehicle with an alcohol content over .08 percent. He also allegedly had a plastic bag of marijuana and a small brown cigar blunt with marijuana inside. ———State of Kansas v. Gary Webb — Case No: 16 CR 192.Date of birth: N/A. Address: Clearwater. Date of alleged crime: May 10, 2016.Charges:Count 1 — Harassment by telecommunication device, Class A misdemeanor. Count 2 — Giving a false alarm, Class A misdemeanor.Count 3 — Giving a false alarm, Class A misdemeanor.Count 4 — Giving a false alarm, Class A misdemeanor.Count 5 — Giving a false alarm, Class A misdemeanor.Case description: Webb is accused of repeatedly making 13 abusive phone calls to Sumner County 911 on May 10, 2016 that was meant to be harassing to the dispatcher on the other end. He allegedly was complaining about a female Wellington police officer, who was outside his home. Webb was also charged for giving a false alarm for the four final phone calls knowing he was told not to call on the emergency line, thus tying it up, when there was no emergency in progress. ———State of Kansas v. Richard Phillips — Case No: 16 CR 193.Date of birth: N/A. Address: Mulvane. Date of alleged crime: March 5-16, 2016.Charges:Count 1 — Burglary of a non dwelling, level 7 felony. Count 2 — Burglary of a non dwelling, level 7 felony.Count 3 — Criminal damage to property, Class B misdemeanor. Count 4 — Criminal damage to property, Class B misdemeanor.Count 5 — Theft, level 9 felony. Case description: Phillips is accused of cutting fence and entering an outbuilding through a locked door to commit a theft. He allegedly took 2 Go Carts, a set of chrome rims and tires, a saw, another set of rims and tires, keys to a 1936 truck, a big flashlight, sleeping bag and a Bud Light neon sign valued at least $1,000 but less than $25,000.———State of Kansas v. Gary Webb — Case No: 16 CR 194.Date of birth: N/A. Address: Wellington. Date of alleged crime: June 11-12, 2016.Charges:Count 1 — Stalking, Class A misdemeanor. Count 2 — Harassment by telecommunication device, Class A misdemeanor. Count 3 — Disorderly Conduct, Class C misdemeanor. Count 4 — Criminal threat, level 9 felony. Count 5 — Disorderly conduct, Class C misdemeanor. Count 6 — Disorderly conduct, Class C misdemeanor. Count 7 — Disorderly conduct, Class C misdemeanor. Count 8 — Disorderly conduct, Class C misdemeanor. Count 9 – Disorderly conduct, Class C misdemeanor. Case description: Webb is accused of on July 11 and 12 of targeting threatening text messages and yelling obscenities from his property to a neighbor. He is also accused at yelling at people walking down the street in front of his house.  He then allegedly cussed out a Wellington Police officer when he was being taken to the hospital as well as the hospital staff at SRMC. ———State of Kansas v. Lori Armstrong — Case No: 16 CR 196.Date of birth: N/A. Address: Wellington. Date of alleged crime: May 25, 2016.Charges:Count 1 — Distribution of Oxycodone (Oxycontin) within 1,000 feet of a school, level 3 drug felony. Case description: Armstrong is accused of selling 2 oxycontin pills to a person living 1,000 feet from Lincoln Elementary School for $20. ———State of Kansas v. Michael Devon Sotta — Case No: 16 CR 2oo.Date of birth: N/A. Address: Sumner County Jail. Date of alleged crime: July 8, 10-11, 2016.Charges:Count 1 — Aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, level 7 felony. Count 2 — Aggravated burglary, level 5 person felony. Count 3 — Criminal discharge of a firearm at an occupied dwelling, level 7 felony. Count 4 — Criminal damage to property (less than $1,000), Class B misdemeanor. Count 5 — Burglary of a non-dwelling, level 7 felony. Count 6 — Theft (less than $1,000), Class A misdemeanor. Count 7 — Burglary of a vehicle, level 7 felony. Count 8 — Theft, Class A misdemeanor. Count 9 — Theft (at least $25,000 but less than $100,000), level 7 felony. Count 10 — No driver’s license in possession, misdemeanor. Count 11 — Interference with law enforcement, level 9 felony. Count 12 — Possession of marijuana, Class A misdemeanor. Count 13 — Possession of drug paraphernalia, Class A misdemeanor. Case description: Sotta is accused of on or about July 10, 2016 of using a deadly weapon by firing a gun at a male who was fleeing his residence, putting a bullet hole in the side of his residence at 1644 E. 125th St. South in Geuda Springs.The defendant allegedly broke the glass in the front door with the intent to commit theft inside. The alleged victim was inside the residence at the time of the alleged burglary. When the victim was trying to flee, Sotta is accused of shooting at him as he was trying to make a getaway from the burglary. Sotta is also accused of entering the victim’s garage or storage shed and removing a motorcycle from the building without permission. He then allegedly took a bible and knife from a jeep that was parked in the victim’s driveway. Those two items were recovered from a vehicle Sotta had allegedly stolen when arrested. Then on July 11, between midnight and 7 a.m., Sotta is accused of getting control of a wallet belonging to another person living at 2115 N. Broadmoor in Wichita.Earlier, on or about July 8, Sotta allegedly took a Dodge Ram 1500 pickup from an owner in Kingman County valued at least $25,000 but less than $100,000. He allegedly on July 11 took the vehicle into Sumner County where he exited the Kansas Turnpike at the Wellington exit at about 11:30 a.m. When he was apprehended, he is accused of falsely reporting to a law enforcement that he was another person. Sotta is also accused of having a small cylinder shaped plastic container containing marijuana in the vehicle. He also allegedly had a round wooden grinder. ———State of Kansas v. Derek Harris — Case No: 16 CR 2o1.Date of birth: N/A. Address: Oxford.Date of alleged crime: July 13, 2016.Charges:Count 1 — Violate Protection order, Class A misdemeanor. Case description: Harris is accused of violating a court order in the case of 16-CR-182 in which he was to have refrained from having any direct or indirect contact with a female victim. He allegedly violated this no contact order by sending multiple messages to her friends that he would “die tonight” if she were no longer in his life, as well as sending them multiple pictures of cuts to his wrists. Allegedly, he placed calls to the victims himself at 14:28, 14:42 and 16:01 p.m.———State of Kansas v. Christopher Campbell — Case No: 16 CR 2o2.Date of birth: N/A. Address: Wellington.Date of alleged crime: March 23, 2016.Charges:Count 1 — Possession of drug paraphernalia, Class A misdemeanor. Case description: Campbell is accused of possessing a small blue metallic pipe with a black rubber stem used to inhale marijuana. ———State of Kansas v. Robert Kimzey — Case No: 16 CR 2o3.Date of birth: N/A. Address: Wellington.Date of alleged crime: March 23, 2016.Charges:Count 1 — Criminal littering, unclassified misdemeanor. Case description: Kimzey is accused of recklessly depositing 20 used vehicle tires and one bicycle tire on private property in the 400 block of S. Seneca in Sumner County without the permission of the property owner.last_img read more

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TS Karen Forms, Puerto Rico in the Cone

first_imgTropical Storm Karen has formed just north of Venezuela and is expected to take a northward path away from South America toward Puerto Rico.South Florida and the Bahamas are not in the cone of concern. DISCUSSION AND OUTLOOK———————-At 1100 AM AST (1500 UTC), the center of Tropical Storm Karen waslocated near latitude 12.5 North, longitude 61.7 West. Karen ismoving toward the west-northwest near 13 mph (20 km/h) and thisgeneral motion is expected to continue today. A turn toward thenorthwest is forecast to occur on Monday, followed by a turn towardthe north on Tuesday. On the forecast track, the center of Karenwill move away from the Windward Islands later today, and thenacross the eastern Caribbean Sea tonight and Monday. On Tuesday,Karen is expected to approach Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands.Maximum sustained winds are near 40 mph (65 km/h) with higher gusts.Little change in strength is forecast during the next 48 hours.Tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 105 miles (165 km),primarily in squalls to the east of the center.The estimated minimum central pressure is 1006 mb (29.71 inches). As of 11 a.m., the National Hurricane Center reported Tropical Storm Karen had sustained winds of 40 mph and was moving west-northwest at 13 mph about 30 miles north of Grenada and 65 miles south-southeast of St. Vincent. Tropical Storm Karen formed Sunday morning and is projected to threaten Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, while a yet another tropical wave off the coast of Africa could become a tropical depression as well. WATCHES AND WARNINGS——————–CHANGES WITH THIS ADVISORY:A Tropical Storm Watch has been issued for the U.S. Virgin Islandsand Puerto Rico, including Vieques and Culebra.The government of Antigua and Barbuda has issued a Tropical StormWatch for the British Virgin Islands.SUMMARY OF WATCHES AND WARNINGS IN EFFECT:A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for…* Trinidad and Tobago* Grenada and its dependencies* St. Vincent and the GrenadinesA Tropical Storm Watch is in effect for…* U.S. Virgin Islands* Puerto Rico, including Vieques and Culebra* British Virgin IslandsA Tropical Storm Warning means that tropical storm conditions areexpected somewhere within the warning area.A Tropical Storm Watch means that tropical storm conditions arepossible within the watch area, generally within 48 hours.Interests elsewhere in the Lesser Antilles should monitor theprogress of Karen.For storm information specific to your area, please monitorproducts issued by your national meteorological service. SUMMARY OF 1100 AM AST…1500 UTC…INFORMATION———————————————–LOCATION…12.5N 61.7WABOUT 30 MI…45 KM N OF GRENADAABOUT 65 MI…105 KM SSW OF ST. VINCENTMAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS…40 MPH…65 KM/HPRESENT MOVEMENT…WNW OR 290 DEGREES AT 13 MPH…20 KM/HMINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE…1006 MB…29.71 INCHES BULLETINTropical Storm Karen Advisory Number 2NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL AL1220191100 AM AST Sun Sep 22 2019…KAREN BRINGING GUSTY WINDS AND HEAVY RAINFALL TO PORTIONS OFTHE SOUTHERN WINDWARD ISLANDS…last_img read more

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English club golfers will share The Open stage

first_img Tags: Carnoustie, Nine hole, R&A Twenty English club golfers will tee it up at Carnoustie shortly before the world’s greatest golfers compete at The 147th Open in July.They’ll be among the 42 men and women from across GB&I who will compete in pairs in the final of The R&A’s 9-hole championship. It takes place on Saturday 14 July and will played over the first four and last five holes of the Championship Course at Carnoustie.The finish, over the 16th, 17th and 18th, is considered by many to be the toughest in golf and has created play-offs at the last three stagings of The Open. It’s where Jean van de Velde came to grief in the Barry Burn before eventually conceding the 1999 title to Scotland’s Paul Lawrie; and where  Padraig Harrington twice visited the burn before triumphing in 2007.The 20 English players will secure their places in club qualifying events.  All clubs affiliated to England Golf are invited to run a 9 hole stableford qualifier before 22 June. They must be open to men, women, boys and girls who are club members with a CONGU handicap.The finalists’ costs for travel and accommodation on Friday 13 July will be met by The R&A and they will also be entertained at a dinner on the Friday evening and at a closing lunch and presentation on Saturday after play.The R&A and England Golf promote 9 hole golf as a way to play and enjoy the game in less time, both socially and competitively for handicap purposes. Competitors will also adopt Ready Golf in the final, which is designed to speed up play.Duncan Weir, Executive Director – Golf Development at The R&A said: “Nine hole golf is continuing to grow in popularity among golfers so we are encouraging clubs throughout Great Britain and Ireland to offer men, women and juniors more opportunities to enjoy this shorter format of the game, both socially and competitively.“Following the success of last year’s event, we are working with our affiliates in England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales to support more clubs holding qualifying events for their members with the incentive of playing one of world’s most renowned courses ahead of The Open.”The Open Championship will be played at Carnoustie from Thursday to Sunday, 19-22 July 2018.Carnoustie image courtesy The R&A 16 Jan 2018 English club golfers will share The Open stage last_img read more

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Day One – Women’s Amateur: Cool Kirby leads the way

first_img Thalia Kirby refused to be blown off course as she defied the blustery conditions to card a brilliant opening round of 69 (-4) to lead the way in the English Women’s Amateur Championship.The 19-year-old (pictured above) carded six birdies in her round on Woodhall Spa Golf Club’s Hotchkin Course to hold a three shot advantage over a chasing pack led by England Girls’ squad player Rosie Belsham.Another England Girls’ international, Lottie Woad from Surrey, ended the day in third spot on her own after a one over par round of 73 on the Bracken Course.Kirby got off to a flyer with birdies at her opening two holes and picked up another shot at the sixth.A bogey at the seventh was remedied with a birdie at the ninth as she turned at three under par.Into the teeth of the gale on the back nine, the player from Stoke Park Golf Club picked up further birdies at 15 and 17 and the only blemish was a bogey at 16.After the round, Kirby said: “The opening birdies settled me down. The wind was really gusting and it almost blew me off my feet on one green.“I’m really pleased with that and I’ll just try to take the momentum into tomorrow’s round.”Belsham, from Whitley Bay Golf Club, has been in sparkling form since competitive golf recommenced after lockdown restrictions eased.The 18-year-old has played in three events – winning two and only losing the other on a countback to England colleague Jess Baker.An opening birdie at the first hole of the Hotchkin settled any lingering nerves and despite carding bogeys at the fourth and fifth, Belsham held her nerve.With the gusting wind causing severe difficulties for the player as they turned for home and pondered the prospect of enduring a majority of holes into the breeze, Belsham was able to play steady, par golf and ensures the round finished all smiles with a birdie four at 18.It could have been a little bit better – her 20-foot eagle putt on the par five 18th hole just needing one more revolution to topple into the cup.“I’m pleased,” admitted Belsham (pictured below) after a relatively stress-free round.“I expected the scores to be better than they are. I played steady golf and I’m very much looking forward to tomorrow.“I just feel like I can’t make any mistakes at the minute and the putting is on top form. I did a lot of work over lockdown and worked hard on my short game.“I was in the garden and played so many new games that I didn’t know existed!”Another of the England Girls’ squad, Woad, had a good day on the par 72 Bracken .The Surrey golfer was the epitome of steadiness throughout her round.A birdie on the par three, seventh hole cancelled out a bogey at the first.And just one more dropped shot on the way home allowed her to sign for a one over par total.Defending champion Ellen Hume is handily placed after a first round of 75(+3) on the Bracken Course left her in a tie for sixth.Also on that score is 2017 champion Lily May Humphreys who shot a three over par round of 76 on the Hotchkin.Following 18 holes of stroke play on Wednesday on the opposite course from the one each competitor played on day one, the top 16 women will qualify for the match play.All of the knockout games will be played over the Hotchkin course. Saturday’s final will be decided over 36-holes of match play.Photograph credit: Leaderboard 28 Jul 2020 Day One – Women’s Amateur: Cool Kirby leads the way Tags: English Women’s Amateur, Lottie Woad, Rosie Belsham, Thalia Kirbylast_img read more

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