Lauren Whyte takes full advantage of Summers’ late start
Lauren Whyte, a 16-year-old St Regulus club member from St Andrews, will represent Scotland in this week’s European Young Masters in Hungary as the new Paul Lawrie Foundation Scottish under-18 girls’ champion.
She beat Ailsa Summers (Carnoustie Ladies), 18, 4&2 in yesterday’s 18-hole final over the Crail Golfing Society’s Craighead course in Fife.
Lauren, who had beaten the top seed and 2010 champion Lesley Atkins (Gullane Ladies) in the semi-finals, played quality golf to take the measure of international team-mate Ailsa, who is the Angus girls’ and women’s county champion.
Whyte had six birdies and was approximately two under par for the holes played. Summers had three birdies.
Summers started 6-6 to be two down on the third tee. Whyte, pictured left, still led by two holes at the turn.
She increased her advantage to three with a birdie at the tenth but Summers countered with a birdie at the 11th to get back to two down.
Whyte really clinched her victory by winning the 12th with a birdie and the 13th with a par to stand four up on the 14th tee. Summers won the 14th but, after a half at the 15th, Whyte won the title with a par 4 at the 16th.
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