England’s Becca beats the pros – again

Becca Earl

England squad player Becca Earl has just beaten the pros for the second time in the space of one week.

The 15-year-old from Bishop’s Stortford in Hertfordshire, scored her second win on the WPGA One Day Series in this week’s event at Three Rivers in Essex.

Despite bad weather she shot level par 74, in a round which included three birdies, and she beat Sian Evans by a shot.

“I couldn’t really believe it,” said Earl, whose latest success completes a winning treble in the space of a week.

Earl, a member of the England Golf Thames Valley U16 squad, started her winning run in last week’s WPGA event at South Herts Golf Club. She scored four-under and won by three shots from Sian Evans and Danielle Anderson.

The following day she won the Prince of Wales amateur challenge trophies at Woburn, scoring two over 76 and level par to take the U21 girls’ event by a stroke.

Then it was back to the WPGA series, this time at Three Rivers in Essex, where she scored level par 74.

Earl, who played through rain on the back nine, had a simple game plan: “I wanted to keep it steady and hit as many greens as I could,” she said.

“I didn’t feel I’d played that well, but this has given me a lot of confidence. I know if I go out there and play steadily I can shoot a good round, even if I feel I’m not doing that well.”

This is the second season that girls from the England Golf U16 and U18 regional squads have had the opportunity to enter the WPGA’s popular One Day Series and gain tournament experience.

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