ROYAL BIRKDALE’S Florentyna Parker finished in a share of 12th on her seasonal bow on the Ladies European Tour in Australia.
A final round of 68 helped her to a ten under total at the ISPS Handa Women's Australian Open.
LUKE Burrows made a winning start to life as a professional.
The 23-year-old Lymm player fired a four-under-par 68 to finish two shots clear at the 1836 Tour’s pro-am event at Yorkshire club Fulford.
“I was in awe,” he said after pocketing £360 for his efforts. “I was nervous on the first tee but settled down when I started to hole a few putts.”
Burrows has taken a part-time job as a lifeguard at Woolston Leisure Centre swimming pool in Warrington as he chases his golfing dreams.
Vale Royal Europro Tour player Paul Grannell was second at Fulford, a few days after winning the GolfExell Pro-am at San Lorenzo in Portugal.
Southport and Ainsdale’s James Robinson won the 1836 Tour pro-am at West Lancashire. He returned a two under par 70, including a birdie at the last, to hold off Charles Durnian and Grant Hamerton by two.
HOUGHWOOD’S Barry Taylor finished second at the PGA North Region Overseas Pro-am at Portuguese resort Quinta Do Lago.
PGA Cup player Taylor, from St Helens, led the chasing pack behind Windermere professional Simon Edwards, who scored a 10-shot victory.
The Welshman posted 66,71,66,71 for a 14-under-par aggregate while Taylor had rounds of 73,68,73,70.
THE Northern Counties is launching an exciting new end of season championship event.
The inaugural North of England Open Amateur Championship is being held at Pannal Golf Club from October 1-3.
As well as being eligible for world ranking points, it will be the final event in the Titleist Footjoy Order of Merit.