LUDLOW golfer Emily Price is teeing off right for the top after adding the ladies’ course record at her local club to her growing list of regional, national and international accomplishments.

Price – who won the English Women’s Open Amateur title at the age of just 16 four years ago – shot a five-under-par 66 to smash Ludlow Golf Club’s ladies’ record in the recent Margaret Dale Trophy.

The 20-year-old, who is halfway through four years of studies at Kent State University in America, sits just outside the top 100 in the world amateur rankings and aims to turn pro within two years.

“It’s been a good two years going up the rankings and performing on bigger stages,” the former Lacon Childe student told the Advertiser.

“It’s been a really good experience and I’m excited what the next two years brings before hopefully going to Q-School and turning professional. I just want to get my card straight away.

“My goal is to be the best in the world at some point but if I’m starting out, making the cut each week, making top tens my first few years, I’ll be happy.

“For me, the goal is to trophy hunt, to win as many times as I can and be the best at the game that I can be, do things that other people haven’t done before.”

Price has already done that, not just with her record round at Ludlow but over in the States where she was Freshman of the Year with an all-time lowest average score in her first year at Kent State.

Her second year was interrupted by the coronavirus lockdown and she is waiting to find out when, and if, the college golfing season will resume.

If she cannot return to America, Price will compete domestically and study at home but she hopes she will go back Stateside to build on what she has already achieved.

“To have all the top-fives and the top-tens that I had was pretty good considering you are competing against people in their third and fourth years who are about to turn pro,” she added.

Price, who has also played at Cleobury Mortimer Golf Club, also hopes to play more at Ludlow, where she finished third in the Margaret Dale Trophy – her +4 handicap giving her a nett 70 round.

“I needed to keep playing handicap wise so I took the opportunity to play in a couple of club events and I really enjoyed them,” she added.

Price is far from the only talent coming through at Ludlow – another 20-year-old, Sophie Caldon, won the Trophy, her level-par 71 giving her a nett 67 off a handicap of -4.

Caldon, who is in her third year of studies at High Point University in North Carolina, finished ahead of Julie Fullerton with a nett 69.