The unbelievable rise of 13-year old golfer Roisin Scanlon took another step forward on Monday as Bedford’s brightest prospect in golf earned selection for the coveted England vs Wales fixture in August.
Roisin already has a host of titles to her name, most notably the Under-18 South East Schools Championship, and her 3rd place finish in the England Schools Championship continues her meteoric rise up the ranks.
Facing compatriots three or four years older than her, Roisin shot a second-round 70 to push her up to third place following a four-over 75 in the first round.
That second round consisted of an astonishing eight birdies, including three in the last four holes to push her up into the top three to earn national selection.
Roisin finished behind Buckinghamshire’s Olivia Lee (-4) who finished one shot back from eventual winner, Olivia Williams from Gloucestershire.
Roisin was also part of the South East regional team who clinched the title on the same weekend.
It was a sensational effort on a brand new course from Roisin, especially in the decisive second round where she secured her place in the England team for the international fixture against Wales.
That takes place on 30th August at the Rolls of Monmouth course in Wales, and with Scanlon already having made her professional debut, the sky is the limit for the youngster.
Her schedule shows no signs of letting up, with the Under 16’s National Championships taking place in Walsall on 19th July.
This was after a hectic week which included the Under 18 National training camp, a busy week at county level, (where Roisin won all three of her matches), before the National competition on Monday.
Elsewhere, Fin Cummings, playing his final game in County Schools golf before starting his US Scholarship in Arkansas, opened with an impressive 72 to lie 4th at lunchtime in the Boys tournament.
However, a double lost ball put paid to his chances of a top three finish, as he had to make do with 9th after a second round 74.