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Golf News: - Posted 22nd May 1998

Record entry for British Women's Amateur Championship

Little Aston, Birmingham - The target of a place in the Britain and Ireland team to defend the Curtis Cup in America in August has attracted a record entry of 175 for the British Women's Amateur Championship at Little Aston on9th 13th  June.

Defending champion Alison Rose will try to become the first player since Mickey Walker - now the Curtis Cup coach - in 1972 to retain the title, while Ireland's Lilian Behan is out to repeat her 1985 victory.

Wales' American college player Becky Morgan lost the 1996 final and was beaten by Rose in last year's semi-finals.