Louise Duncan cruises to R&A Girls’s Newbie Championship
Louise Duncan, a Stirling College pupil from West Kilbride, had a simple stroll to the R&A Girls’s Newbie on Saturday at Kilmarnock Barassie Golf Membership, defeating Iceland’s Johanna Lea Ludviksdottir, 9&8 to grow to be the primary Scot to say the coveted title since 1997 when Alison Rose hoisted the trophy.
Duncan used an eagle-3 on the par-5 eleventh and gained the final 4 holes of the morning spherical to construct a five-hole lead on the lunch break. She started the afternoon spherical with one other eagle on the par-5 first to go 6-up earlier than finally closing out Ludviksdottir on the twenty eighth gap of the match.
Duncan’s profitable margin was the most important within the lengthy historical past of the occasion, eclipsing Joyce Wetherhed’s 9&7 victory over Carol Leitch within the 1922 ultimate at Royal St. George’s. She is the seventeenth Scot to say the championship.
“I positively wasn’t quietly assured coming into the week,” mentioned Duncan. “My first purpose was to make the match-play stage and see what occurred from there, however I didn’t assume I’d get this far.”
The win earns Duncan exemptions into the AIG Girls’s Open and historically the U.S. Girls’s Open, the Evian Championship and the Augusta Nationwide Girls’s Newbie Championship.
Congratulations @LouiseeDuncan, 2021 Girls’s Newbie Champion 🏆
Louise wins by 9&8, a file margin of victory 👏 pic.twitter.com/pdrRE7weYg
— The R&A (@RandA) June 12, 2021
“It’s psychological, I can’t consider it,” she mentioned of these rewards. “It’s ridiculous and I’m over the moon.”
Duncan superior to the championship match by defeating fellow Scot Hannah Darling on the nineteenth gap of their semifinal match, whereas Ludviksdottir fought again after being three down with simply 5 holes to play to beat Shannon McWilliam on the primary additional gap of their semifinal match to grow to be the primary Icelandic golfer to succeed in the Girls’s Newbie Championship ultimate.
Outcomes: Girls British Newbie
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ABOUT THE Girls British Newbie
This championship, together with the US Girls’s
Newbie Golf Championship, is taken into account the
necessary in girls’s newbie golf.
The primary stage of the Championship includes
gamers every of whom performs two rounds of 18
The 64 lowest scores over the 36 holes will
within the match play stage of the Championship.
match will consist of 1 spherical of 18 holes,
The ‘Pam Barton Memorial Salver’ is awarded to
winner of the Championship, whereas the runner-
receives The Diana Fishwick Cup. An
crew award is introduced after the stroke play
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