Meghan wins by eight in USA

Meghan MacLaren

England international Meghan MacLaren swept away from the field to score an eight-shot win – and her fifth victory on the US women’s college circuit.

The British stroke play champion was 11-under par for two rounds of the JU Amelia Island Collegiate in Florida and was declared the winner when the final round was abandoned after heavy rain flooded the greens.

Meghan, 20, set a personal best and a course record with her first round 64, which was eight under par. Remarkably it included a double bogey, on the par four 16th, alongside eight birdies and an eagle. She shot 69 in the second round.

Megan, from Wellingborough in Northamptonshire, is a third-year student at Florida International and this is her fifth college win.

Meanwhile, Devon’s Jess Bradley has reached the end of a remarkable run of results in US college golf.

Jess, a 22-year-old student at Lynn University in Florida and a member at Tiverton Golf Club in Devon, scored 18 consecutive top ten finishes in NCAA Division II events.

Her run finally came to an end in the Lady Moc Golf Classic in Florida when she was 19th. It was the first time since May 2013 that Jess had finished outside the top 10 – and only one other player in Division II has ever had a longer top 10 run.

During her college career Jess has had six victories, most recently in February when she won the World Golf Invitational for the second year in a row.