Bennett admitted she wasn’t fully aware of Annabell Fuller, who the 22-year-old accounted for 3&2 in the last 32 before becoming the first confirmed quarterfinalist after defeating Maylis Lamoure from France 5&4.

“That was pretty special. I didn't really know too much about her,” Bennett said of Fuller. “I haven't heard of her before. It was good; I think just had my own mindset, and just went out and played my own game, so it was nice.”

Bennett, making her first trip to the UK, will now face Louise Rydqvist of Sweden who defeated World No.2 amateur and compatriot Ingrid Lindblad on her way to the final eight.

And although she is far from home contending at Hunstanton, Bennett has some on site support to keep her going as she looks to win this country’s second ever Women’s Amateur after the triumph of Edwina Kennedy in 1978.

“So Nan decided to come here with me. She hasn't been here in 40 years. So we decided to come out, and she's been following me around which has been really, really nice,” the St. Michael’s member said.

“She's very supportive, and all my team back home are great. Mum is still awake at one o'clock in the morning, so it's nice.”

Among those remaining, local Hannah Darling has a history of winning R&A titles and is highly touted as future professional. But as was the case when she took down Fuller, Bennett is only concerned with her own game.

“It's exciting. I can't wait to get out there and do some damage.”