Emily doubles up with second win in a week

Emily Price

England teenager Emily Price completed a winning double in women’s golf events with a one-shot victory in The Leveret at Formby Ladies' in Lancashire.

She was one-under par for the 36 holes – played in continuous rain – and added it to her success in the Whittington Ladies’ Trophy only four days earlier.

Price, an England girl international, scored one-over 72 in the first round and followed up with 69 in the afternoon, the best score of the day.

“I’m really happy to have got two wins out of my first two events, it’s more than I could have asked for and it’s a good start to the season,” said the 16-year-old from Cleobury Mortimer (Image © Leaderboard Photography).

“Now, I just hope I keep my form going this week,” she added as she looked forward to the Scottish girls’ championship, which starts tomorrow.

In the Leveret the first round pace was set by three players who shot 70: Kent’s Cloe Frankish (Chart Hills) and the Yorkshire pair of Rochelle Morris (Woodsome Hall) and Olivia Winning (Rotherham).

Price, meanwhile, was among a group of four players who carded 72, but she had no time to check the leaderboard at lunchtime, when she had a 10-minute turnaround.

“I didn’t know who had played well so I just went out and kept my head down and let everything take care of itself. I knew I needed to shoot a nice score and when I got in I found I was leading, but I had to wait for the rest of the girls to come in before I knew I’d won.”

Once again, Price saw the benefit of her winter work on her putting game. “I used to three putt all the time! Now I’m holing more putts and more birdies are coming from that.”

Price is a past winner of the English U15 girls' championship and has represented England and GB&I at U16 level. She is a member of the England Golf girls' squad.

Morris scored 72 in the second round to finish as runner-up on level par, one shot ahead of Frankish. Caitlin Whitehead (Kendal) and Winning were a further stroke behind on two-over.

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