Jess Baker: Women's Amateur Champion
Jess Baker, 2018 Sport Newcastle Rising Star, recently became only the 5th English winner of the 119th Women's Amateur Championship.
Jess came through several rounds of the knock-out competition to beat Swedish golfer Louise Rydquist in the final 4 & 3.
Jess is a member of Gosforth Park Ladies, but is currently studying, and playing golf, at the University of Central Florida, Orlando.
Photography credit: The R & A.
This amazing win qualifies Jess to play in a series of prestigious women's golf events in the coming year. These include the AIG Women's Open, U.S. Women's Open, The Armundi Evian Championship and the Augusta National Women's Amateur.
Everyone at Sport Newcastle will be following Jess' future progress and wishes her continued success in the coming year.