Summers in charge at St Rule Trophy

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ST RULE TROPHY: Ailsa Summers last night captured the St Rule Trophy, one of the most prestigious tournaments on the British amateur women’s calendar.

Carnoustie’s Summers, 19, took a stroke off the St Andrews New Course record in the first round on Saturday with an eight-under-par round of 67. That put her four shots clear going into the final two rounds on Sunday. She covered them in four-under-par 72 both times for a brilliant 16-under-par total of 211, only two strokes outside the tournament record.

The St Andrews University student said afterwards: “Over the three rounds I holed as many putts from 10ft and under as I have ever done in my life in a tournament. I did hit the ball well but, yes, I was very nervous over the last round, knowing that some very good players were coming up behind me.”