England’s Annabell Fuller took third place in the storm-shortened German girls’ open – while in the boys’ event, Toby Briggs was left counting the cost of the weather.
Thunderstorms interrupted and then led to the cancellation of the third and final round of the tournament at St Leon Rot, meaning that placings were decided on scores after 36 holes.
Fuller (pictured) was 10-under par for the two rounds, shooting five-under on each of the two courses – and was still 10-under when her third round was cancelled. Sweden’s Linn Grant won on 12-under and Austria’s Emma Spitz was third on 11-under.
This result, against 100 of Europe’s leading girl golfers, underlines the form which led to Fuller’s recent selection for the GB&I U16 team for the Junior Vagliano Trophy match against the Continent of Europe.
Earlier this season the 15-year-old, from Roehampton, Surrey, reached the quarter finals of the French U18 Cartier Trophy, was third individually in the women’s European Nations Cup and runner-up in the Harder Hall women’s invitational in Florida in January.
Meanwhile, the cancellation forced Toby Briggs (Dunston Hall, Norfolk) to discard an outstanding third round of seven-under 65. He had charged up the field and was leader in the clubhouse on 10-under par when play was abandoned. His final place was ninth.
Briggs, 17, is an England and GB&I boy international.