Lizzie wins in record style in USA

Lizzie Prior

England’s Lizzie Prior has won her first tournament on the US women’s college circuit with a 15-under par score for 54 holes.

Prior, from Burhill in Surrey, took the honours in the Battle at Boulder Creek II where she had rounds of 64, 69 and 68.

Her first round of eight-under par was a record at her college, the University of Nevada Las Vegas.

The 18-year-old won the England Golf girls’ order of merit for 2015 and was in England’s winning team at the Girls’ Home Internationals – helping to win the title for the eighth consecutive time.

During the season – her last in junior golf – Prior won the girls’ title at the Fairhaven Trophy and was runner-up three times, in the English girls’ championship and the Sir Henry Cooper Junior Masters, as well as tying for second place in the English women’s amateur.

She won the Critchley Salver at Sunningdale, helped by a course record of eight-under 67 on the New course. She also set a six-under record at Lindfield in Sussex, where she played college golf before taking up her scholarship in the USA.

Prior is a member of the England Golf women's squad (image © Leaderboard Photography)