Megan Taylor breaks course record to win first county title

MEGAN Taylor produced an astonishing afternoon round of gross 75, a new course record for Cromwell Golf Course, to clinch her first junior girls’ county title.

The 17-year-old Brampton Park player posted a solid morning round of 84 to take a four-shot lead in the 36-hole event which was sponsored by Cheffins.

Despite the heavy rain, which fell throughout the afternoon round, Taylor made light of the conditions as she put together a fantastic display of golf for the new course record and a 36-hole total of 159.

St Ives’ Harriet Haywood took second place with scores of 89 and 87 for a total of 176.

Katie Nicoll (Menzies) won the Handicap Cup with two excellent rounds of 77 and 68 for a total 145 with Emily Smith (Royston) taking second place with nett scores of 81 and 72 for a total of 153 on count back from Chalani Allen (Gogs).

Bourn’s Charlotte Platt triumphed in the 18-hole stableford competition with an excellent score of 37 points.

In the nine-hole competition Libbi Pikett (Girton) took the top spot with 15 points, with Bourn’s Morgan Tritton in second with 14 points on count back from Amelia Kennedy (Brampton Park).

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The Biddy Wade Trophy for the most improved player went to Taylor with a score of 21 under par on her best four scores.

TEN-year-old Owen Meeds competed at the US Kids Golf European Championships in Scotland last week, playing at the Craigielaw Course near Gullane in some pretty extreme weather conditions.

There was a field of 61 and Owen finished eighth with a total score of 229. His rounds were 79, 76 & 74 leaving him 13 over par for the tournament, nine shots behind the American winner. He was the second English player.

Meeds was then invited to play in the Van Horn Cup: a Western Europe versus ‘the rest of the world’ game. Two competitors from each age group qualified for this and Meeds played the first and second placed players in his age group and lost by one shot.