Michelle Black and Lisa Duffy runners up at tournament of champions in Mauritius

Date published: 18 October 2017

Michelle Black and Lisa Duffy have finished runners up at the first ever American Golf Tournament of Champions.

The two day competition took place at the Heritage Le Telfair Golf Club on the tropical island of Mauritius.

The Rochdale Golf Club pair, who qualified for the event as winners of the national American Golf Ladies Championship, put on a fantastic performance against competitors from across the UK and Ireland.

After day one only six points separated the five teams, which left it all to play for in the final round.

On the second day of the competition Lisa holed four birdies to catch the leading pair, Ian and James Fox - a father and son team from Leyland Golf Club, but despite their best efforts, and an impressive 44 points, it wasn’t enough to take the title.

Nonetheless the ladies were delighted, and Lisa said: “It has been great for ladies to be able to come here and compete with the men. They have been really complimentary about our games. Some had not played with ladies much before and I think we have changed that for them.”

Daniel Gathercole, Director of Marketing and Communications at American Golf explains, “The spirit that this tournament has been played in is exceptional. I have been so impressed by the camaraderie amongst the competitors and by the standard of play. It has been a perfect climax to an amazing event season. We really could not have hoped for a more fabulous setting for this event. The golf course is immaculate and Heritage Resorts have been the perfect hosts.”

All of the Championship finals will be shown on Sky Golf.

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