Nicola shines in St Andrews

Nicola Haynes

Northumberland teenager Nicola Haynes has completed a hat trick of wins with victory in the St Andrews junior ladies’ open.

The 17-year-old from Gosforth Park Ladies’ is already the Northumberland champion and the Northern schools’ titleholder. She also had a top-20 finish in the English girls’ championship, where she had a hole-in-one.

At St Andrews, Nicola was comfortably among the 16 qualifiers for the matchplay stages of the Golf Monthly Trophy with a score of 71 over the Strathtyrum course.

The first two knockout rounds were played on the Eden course with the semi-finals and final on the Old Course. Nicola claimed the title with a one-up win over Connie Jaffrey of Troon Ladies’