Emily Price wins Midlands Schools Golf Championships

Emily Price equalled the course record during her triumph.

Emily Price equalled the course record during her triumph.

First published in Sport

TALENTED teenager Emily Price has won the Midlands Schools Golf Championships.

The 14-year-old was the youngest competitor to take part and she equalled the course record on the back 18 in very wet and windy conditions.

Emily will now qualify for the Under-18 national championships after her latest success.

She has also automatically qualified to play in the under-16 National Final.

And, on back of Emily’s latest win, her club, Cleobury Mortimer Golf Club, have secured the Midlands Championships for 2015.

It follows Emily’s triumph, a few weeks earlier, in the Shropshire Schools Championship.

Emily shot a gross 74 around the first 18 holes and then a gross 70 around the second 18 as eight counties contested the Midlands Championships at Arscott Golf Club in Shrewsbury.

Emily has been playing golf since she was five-and-a-half years old, said her proud dad Kelvin.

She practises five days a week and is very dedicated to her golf. She even plays when there is snow on the ground.”

She will write her practice sessions a month in advance and mentally, she is where 17 to 18-year- old players are.

Emily’s aspirations are to be playing off a 3/4 handicap and when she’s finished school to get a scholarship to a university in the USA.”

Emily is a Lacon Childe School pupil has a bright future in the world of golf.

Club spokesman Dave Pain said: “Feedback from parents and competitors from the Shropshire leg has spurred organizers on to select Cleobury Mortimer Golf Club to host the Midlands Championships in 2015. We are delighted to host such a prestigious event.”

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