British Ladies Open Strokeplay Championship 2014

A phenomenal week of golf seen two of United Sports clients battle it out for one of the most prestigious titles in woman’s golf. Ashburnham Golf Club played host to one of the strongest fields of the year and 5 of United Sports very own were there trying to get their hands on the trophy.

United Sports client and Tulane University golf scholarship recipient Olivia Winning got off to a flying start by shooting an incredible 7 under par round of 67 to lead the field by 4 shots. Eloise Healey also got off to a solid start finishing on +1 to leave her tied 13th. Florida International team member Meghan MacLaren was in the hunt with a round of +4 to sit on Tied 25th. Remaining clients Jemima Gregson and Hollie Vizard sat further back at tied 56th and tied 62nd respectively.

By the end of round two the field were catching up on the leaders. Olivia Winning was still leading the way on -6 but Eloise and Meghan had made ground now sitting at tied 5th and tied 16th respectively. Unfortunately Jemima and Hollie failed to make the cut.

Meghan turned it on in round 3 with a score of -4 to climb to 6th place. Olivia dropped two shots to sit on -4 but still led the way. Eloise fell down the leader board now sitting at +8.

The final days play was set up for an exciting finish and it certainly did not disappoint. Olivia couldn’t maintain her lead any longer and finished with a round of +4 to end the tournament on level par. This opened the door for Meghan who took the opportunity with both hands by following up her 3rd round of -4 with a final round of -5 to take the title. Eloise finished the tournament at a respectful 23rd out of 100.

Both Olivia and Meghan have been out in the U.S for a year now playing at NCAA D1 universities. It is certainly no coincidence that they both played so well, as they will be experiencing the highest level of golf development programs in America. Playing week in week out with the best players in the world at university tournaments on the best courses has accelerated their growth as players. The biggest names in golf in the last decade have chosen to take the path of American golf scholarships and it has to be seen as the best way to develop as a player and a person.

If any young male or female golfer would like to find out how to follow in Meghan and Olivia’s footsteps then contact head golf consultant Jamie Alexander at [email protected].

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