NGL County Ladies Championships

Claire Lindsay (Northampton) begins the defence of her NGL County Ladies Championships crown on Friday with 36-hole strokeplay qualifying at Wellingborough GC.

Lindsay, who won the title for the first time at Northants County 12 months ago, has been paired with former champion and home club member Carol Gibbs.

With the leading eight ladies from the 25-player field progressing into the knockout stages over the weekend, last year’s runner-up Ellie Darnell will be one of the favourites on her home course.

Previous winners Mary MacLaren and Karen Lobb will hope to use all their experience in a competition that includes County Girls team members Hattie Billson, Ashleigh Critchley, Baylie Pyke and Leah Ribano.