Roisin Scanlon, a member of the Bedfordshire Golf Club in Stagsden, staged a triumphant return to the USkids European Championships at Royal Musselburgh Golf Club, Scotland after she finished in second place last year.
Despite very unkind Scottish weather, Roisin lifted the trophy following a sudden death playoff.
After 2 solid rounds of -2 & +1, Roisin was 1 shot off the lead behind Lavanya Gupta of India and Juliette Demeaux of France.
The 3-time world champion Isabella Dovhey of USA was a further 1 shot back. On the final round, the lead changed many times but only Roisin and Isabella (2018 champion) shot under par.
Both Isabella and Roisin finished on 2 under par which resulted in a sudden death playoff. After 5 playoff holes through wet greens, Roisin kept her nerve and became age 11 Girls USkids European Champion for 2019.
Roisin was then selected along with Constanze-Louise Keferstein from Germany to play in the European Van Horn Cup which was played on Gullane No.3 golf course.
The Van Horn Cup is a one-day best ball tournament which is contested between the top players from Western Europe against the top players from the rest of the world in age groups 11 – 18.
Roisin and Constanze-Louise shot -5 but was not enough to beat the international pair.