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BBC renews support for Ladies English Open

12.09am 5th June 2008 - Media

BBC Radio Oxford has announced its support of The Oxfordshire Ladies English Open (LEO).

The broadcaster, which has consistently supported the event over the past four years, will once again be onsite providing live coverage of the final days play as well as comprehensive reports throughout the tournament.

Presenter Jerome Sale, will be leading the coverage in the run up to, and during, the event. He said: “BBC Oxford is really looking forward to the LEO moving back to The Oxfordshire.

“We will be using the practice and pro-am rounds to get interviews with the players and re-establish friendships that BBC Radio Kent built whilst the event was held at Chart Hills Golf Club in Kent.

“The event is a great chance for people to come and see world-class ladies golf played right here in England.

“We are trying to encourage as many people as possible to come along for a great day out and see if Becky Brewerton can put on a repeat performance from last year.”

The Ladies English Open takes place from July 4-6 and is one of only two ladies’ tour events to be played in England during 2008, meaning it is a rare opportunity to see the cream of European golfers’, with the likes of teenage sensation Kiran Matharu, defending champion Rebecca Brewerton and former European Open winner, Rebecca Hudson all chasing Solheim Cup places.

Other home players like Samantha Head, Kirsty Taylor and Kent’s Dani Masters also know they need a decent finish to continue their hunt for a prestigious place in the 2009 team.

In addition to the British young guns aiming for glory there will also be an exciting mix of international players, such as former order of merit winner Iben Tinning, calendar girl Sophie Sandolo and Sweden’s Lotta Wahlin, who won this year’s Turkish Open.

The Oxfordshire Ladies English Open takes place from 4-6 July For tickets or more information visit

Oxfordshire Ladies English Open

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