Carly Booth wins Ladies Scottish Open

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Scottish golfer Carly Booth celebrates her her first Ladies European Tour title

At the weekend I was lucky enough to get VIP tickets to the Aberdeen Asset Management Ladies Scottish Open (3 – 5 May) which took place at the beautiful Archerfield Links in East Lothian.

It was a great day and the sun shone on Scottish teenager Carly Booth who won her first Ladies European Tour title with a one-shot win over Florentyna Parker and Frances Bondad. The remarkable 19-year-old from Comrie in Perthshire fired rounds of 70, 71 and 71 to end on a total of four under par 212 making her the youngest winner of the title.

Unfortunately, Strictly Come Dancing star Brendan Cole didn’t fare so well, getting fairly rinsed by ex-England cricketer Darren Gough and many of the other armatures who were taking part in the competition. Better stick to the day job Brendan!

The event marked the start of the Scottish golf season, which will gather momentum in June (8 – 9) when Nairn Golf Club hosts the Curtis Cup, offering GB&I the chance to regain the trophy from American hands.

Many major European Tour events also take place in Scotland. The Scottish Open is played at Castle Stuart near Inverness in July, the Johnnie Walker Championship is staged at Gleneagles in August and the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship is played over three venues – the Old Course at St Andrews, Kingsbarns in Fife and Carnoustie in Angus – in October.

Find out more about golf in Scotland.

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  • http://www.oneupgolf.co.uk/ Margaret G

    A great article Emma and well done to Carly Booth. It’s great to hear about how well women are progressing in the golfing world, it is becoming a really popular sport for women. This is showing in increase of women’s golf fashion and equipment.