Teenage golfer ends season with second place at world-renowned Amateur Championship

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Image: Roisin Scanlon

13-year old golf prospect, Roisin Scanlon has enjoyed a successful season on the national golf circuit, with her latest runner-up spot cementing her place as one of the UK’s top teenage golfers.

Her latest success, a runner-up finish at the R&A Under 16 Amateur Championship that attracts the world’s leading junior talents, is perhaps one of Roisin’s best achievements in an already impressive breakout season.

Roisin opened up with a level par 72 in the first round which led the first day, but fell back to tied third on Day 2 with round of 74.

In the final round, Scanlon closed her round with a monster 50 foot putt for par and a final round of 72, ending +2 for the tournament.

This score was the clubhouse lead until Rosie Bee-Kim finished her round with a birdie to steal the title, with Roisin on her own in 2nd place.

Despite the last gasp drop down to second place, Scanlon has still performed well above expectations this season with impressive performances in her international team debut as well as other national tournaments.

There was also an English Schools bronze medal and a victory at the Under-18 South East Schools Championship, playing many years above her own age group.

Elsewhere in the golfing world, the Bedfordshire Schools County Scratch Championships were held at South Beds Golf Club in Luton, which saw Scanlon retain both titles again for a third successive year.

Meanwhile Ed Wade, representing Bedford School, became the first ever player to hold both Boys titles at the same time since the Individual Championships started in 1990.

 

Bedford School reversed the clean sweep achieved last year by Wootton Academy Trust by also taking the Team title as their 2nd team of Ed Wade, Freddie Tucker and Shaun Thomas outperformed the 1st team.

They now qualify to represent Bedfordshire in the ESGA National Team Championships to be held at the home of England Golf at Woodhall Spa next July.

Wade, Tucker and Archie Mathers also gained an automatic selection into the Bedfordshire Schools team to play in the South East Schools Championship next May.

Roisin Scanlon has also qualified for the event, to be held at St Neots Golf Club in Cambridgeshire, with other places to be decided in a final selection trial next April.

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