Emily enjoys success at the English Open

In the swing: Emily Price. Picture: LEADERBOARD PHOTOGRAPHY

Emily enjoys success at the English Open

First published in Sportsview

CLEOBURY Mortimer starlet Emily Price won a nail-biting final round to clinch the English Girls Golf Open under-15s Championship at Copt Heath.

The 14-year-old produced a stunning fight back to take the title.

With nine holes to play, she was six shots off the pace but, undeterred, she played the inward half in four-under par.

Lancashire’s Hollie Muse scored four over for the second half of the round.

Emily, a member of Cleobury Mortimer GC, was still trailing by two shots as she stood on the 18th tee but birdied the final hole of the tournament to finish on nine-under par.

Meanwhile her rival, Hollie Muse, took a triple bogey and completed the event in seven-under.

“I just had to keep my foot on the gas. I know it’s not over till the last ball drops on the 18th hole,” said Emily.

“I got one birdie, then another, and that got my momentum going and it all came good for me. I didn’t fold under the pressure, I held it all together and came up with the result.

“It means a lot to me. Last year I came fourth and I have practised so hard to get this, it’s unbelievable.”

Both girls played remarkable golf during the final day. Emily was eight-under for the final 36 holes, while Hollie was six-under, having completed this morning’s round in 68.

Third place went to Austria’s Emma Spitz, who was one over for the championship, while Surrey’s Martha Lewis was fourth.

It has been a momentous 12 months for the Lacon Childe student, who won the European Championships in 2013.

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