13-year old Roisin Scanlon stars in international team debut in Wales

Roisin Scanlon, 13, now plays off a handicap of 2

Now playing off a handicap of just 2, Roisin Scanlon’s stock in the golfing world continues to rise with a dominant performance in the latest English Schools Golf Association international match.

The spectacular Rolls of Monmouth course near Newport was the host for the coveted international fixture, with seven boys and six girls competing for England.

The final 15-6 scoreline in favour of England was a fair reflection of a dominant day, with Bedford Girls School’s Scanlon one of many to secure a 100% record.

The Welsh team were hit with some very late withdrawals which affected their preparation, but there were many stellar performances from across the England team.

Roisin was partnered with Buckinghamshire’s Olivia Lee in the morning foursomes – where players play alternate shots – with the pair securing a 2&1 victory on the 17th green.

However, the highlight of Scanlon’s day came in the afternoon as she hit a total of seven birdies in fourteen holes as she stormed to a 5&4 win to secure two points from two for the day.

It caps a marvellous season for the youngster who has won a plethora of achievements including the Under-18 South East Schools Championship as well as a third place in the English event.

She has also made her professional bow in the inaugural Justin Rose Ladies Series at The Shire Golf Course in St Albans in 2020.

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