Lily May takes on the men and shines

Lily May Humphreys

England 14-year-old Lily May Humphreys declared her intentions for the 2017 season with a remarkable third place finish in a men’s professional event in Spain.

The honours in the Evolve Tour’s 54-hole tournament went to Miguel Angel Martin, a three-time winner on the European Tour who blitzed away from the field with a score of 13-under.

But Humphreys, who shot level par, could have been second were it not for a triple bogey eight at the 14th in her first round. As it was, she had rounds of 71, 73 72 and finished just a shot behind Spain’s David Borda.

Humphreys, from Channels in Essex, played in the event just after joining the England Golf girls’ squad for warm weather training at Quinta do Lago in Portugal.

She’s following up on a remarkable year in 2016. Humphreys, from Channels in Essex, enjoyed a long list of successes, including wins in the Fairhaven Trophies, the English U16 girls’ championship, the North of England U16 championship and the Liphook Scratch Cup, where she became the youngest-ever player to take the trophy. She was also third in the European Young Masters.

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