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Emergency services are battling to bring a wildfire at Wentworth Golf Club under control.

bunkered.co.uk understands that a blaze has spread across railway lines to the iconic Surrey club’s West Course from nearby Chobham Common. There are no reports of injuries.

The fire, which broke out close to the tenth tee and well away from the clubhouse, caused play to be suspended in the final round of the Rose Ladies Series Grand Final, being staged over the West Course today.

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The players were evacuated from the course, with play set to recommence at 9:30am on Saturday morning from the same positions.

England’s Alice Hewson (-6 thru 7) currently holds a two-shot lead over Charley Hull, with Liz Young and Order of Merit leader Georgia Hall a further shot adrift.

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Today’s round at Wentworth is the first time that a professional ladies’ tournament has taken place on the acclaimed Wentworth West Courss.

Wentworth is one of the most prestigious golf clubs in the country. As well as being the host venue for the BMW PGA Championship – one of the European Tour’s flagship events – it is also home to the tour’s headquarters.

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Michael McEwan is the Deputy Editor of bunkered and has been part of the team since 2004. In that time, he has interviewed almost every major figure within the sport, from Jack Nicklaus, to Rory McIlroy, to Donald Trump. The host of the multi award-winning bunkered Podcast and a member of Balfron Golfing Society, Michael is the author of three books and is the 2023 PPA Scotland 'Writer of the Year' and 'Columnist of the Year'. Dislikes white belts, yellow balls and iron headcovers. Likes being drawn out of the media ballot to play Augusta National.

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