Boyd aims to wrestle title from Carberry
Cornwall's England international Sarah-Jane Boyd is among the top entries for the English women's open mid-amateur championship, which starts tomorrow.
Emma Carberry will defend her title championship is played at John O'Gaunt Golf Club, Bedfordshire.
Carberry, from Sussex club Highwoods, won the title in exceptional circumstances last year, when torrential rain played havoc with the schedule.
The matchplay event was changed to a strokeplay competition, which Carberry won by three shots.
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This year's mid-amateur reverts to the normal format, with the full field playing 36 holes of strokeplay qualifying tomorrow. The leading 32 players will qualify for the match play knockout, which ends with Sunday's final.
As well as Truro's English amateur champion Boyd the event has also attracted entries from her Cornwall team-mate Samantha Giles (St Mellion) and Devon duo Emma Tayler (Saunton) and Jess Bradley (Tiverton).
Sidmouth's Neil Holland won the South West of England Mid-Amateur Open Championship for the Dartmoor Trophy at Teignmouth.
Former Devon County first team skipper Holland scored back to back 70s to record his second Dartmoor Trophy win.
Looe's Andy Rowe carded a scorching morning 68 to tie at the top of the leaderboard with Stephen Creed, from Maxstoke Park Golf Club, Birmingham.
Despite scoring a best-of-the-day 68, Rowe's afternoon 74 meant he finished fourth, four shots behind Holland.
Creed finished third on 142, level with runner-up Richard Ward of Dainton Park Golf Club, Newton Abbot.
Tavistock's Graham Ruth carded an afternoon 72 to secure a top-ten finish.
English County finalists Devon beat last year's national county champions Wiltshire 9-6 in the regional matchplay Channel League at High Post.
Channel League champions Devon bounced back from a rare defeat, an 8-7 loss to Glamorgan at East Devon.
Devon and Wiltshire – who also won the national team title in 2011 – were all-square following the morning foursomes before the more experienced visiting team, with Jimmy Mullen at one, raced away to victory thanks to six singles wins.
Today 19-year-old Royal North Devon amateur ace Mullen is set to make his senior Home International debut for England at Ganton, north Yorkshire in the annual summer series.