Professional golf

Delapre Park professional Mark Booth heads the standings in the Northamptonshire PGA Winter Series Order of Merit going into the new year after compiling 143 points from seven events.
With eight competitions to be played before early May, multi-champion Simon Lilly (Staverton) sits just five behind in the runners-up spot, with Kettering pro Michael Campbell a further 21 points adrift in third place.
Ladies European Tour pro Charley Hull, meanwhile, moved up to 23rd position in the ladies world rankings following her victory in the Fatima Bint Mubarak Ladies Open in the United Arab Emirates last week.
The Kettering golfer, who clinched her third victory as a professional by a single shot, is the third highest placed European in the standings behind 2018 British Open champion Georgia Hall (eighth) and Spain’s Carlota Ciganda (15th).