TARA Rodenhurst was in seventh heaven after extending her domination of Ludlow Golf Club’s Ladies Championship event for another year.

Rounds of 75 and 79 gave 21-year-old Rodenhurst, who first won the competition back in 2013 as a teenager, the title for a seventh successive year.

Rodenhurst – now based in America, in the third year of a scholarship at the University of Kentucky – won by an amazing 36 shots from runner-up Julie Fullerton on 190, with Pat Bown third on 196.

The weather was decent for the two-day competition but conditions were not easy with some thick rough after recent rainfall.

Ludlow GC’s PGA professional Dan Francis has coached Rodenhurst from a young age and says she continues to amaze.

He said: “In most golf clubs, you wouldn’t find a winning run quite as long as this from one player. She acquits herself well, practises hard and is reaping the rewards.”

There were 22 entries for the 36-hole event, which sees the French Challenge Cup, won by Rodenhurst, awarded for the best gross score and the Kay Ward Cup awarded for the best nett total.

The latter was won by Carol Rogers with a nett 149. Runner-up was Lesley Buchan, scoring 154, with Christine Bradshaw third on 156.

Picture caption: Tara Rodenhurst (right) receives the French Challenge Cup from Ludlow Golf Club’s lady captain Lin Thompson.