Emily Price won the prestigious English women’s stroke play championship by two shots at Bristol and Clifton.

The 16-year-old, from Cleobury Mortimer, birdied the last to finish on -7 for the championship, two ahead of Cornwall’s Georgia Price.

Local Gloucestershire player Ebonie Lewis (Knowle) was third on -3 after playing the final 36 holes in five-under.

“It is just unbelievable,” said Price, who was three shots back with a round to play.

“It means a massive amount to win, this is almost my last event of the season and to win means so, so much.”

She’s one of the youngest winners of this title, following Charley Hull who was 15 when she triumphed five years ago.

This is Price’s fourth win of the year.

She won the Scottish girls’ open championship and two prestigious scratch events earlier in the season.

Price then took a break from golf to concentrate on her GCSEs before returning to resume her winning ways.

“It was kind of hard coming back and I’ve worked really hard these last few weeks and everything has come into place,” she said.

Picture courtesy of Leaderboard Photography


Steve Carroll

A journalist for 23 years, Steve has been immersed in club golf for almost as long. A former captain and committee member, he has passed the Level 3 Rules of Golf exam with distinction having attended the national Tournament Administrators and Referee's Seminar. He has officiated at a host of high-profile tournaments, including Open Regional Qualifying and the PGA Fourball Championship. A member of NCG's Top 100s panel, Steve has a particular love of links golf and is frantically trying to restore his single-figure handicap. Steve is currently playing: Driver: TaylorMade Stealth 2 3-Wood: TaylorMade Stealth 2 Hybrids: TaylorMade Stealth 2 Irons: TaylorMade Stealth 5-A Wedge Wedges: TaylorMade Hi-Toe 54 and 58 Putter: Sik Sho Ball: TaylorMade TP5

Handicap: 11.3

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