The girls’ title at the Telegraph Vitality Junior Golf Championship at PGA Catalunya was a close-run affair – in Sophie Johnson’s eyes at least – until the very last putt of the 54-hole finals.
Johnson looked to be in a two-way scrap with Scotland’s Louise Duncan (West Kilbride)
However, little did the England Under-18 player know that Louise's compatriot Hannah Darling (Broomieknowe) was on her way to a superb 69 – the best round of the Championship and the only player to break 70 across both finals – from the lead-out group.
Johnson said: “I was told the scores on the 16th and I thought ‘Oh my God!’ It was an unbelievable score by Hannah so she must have played amazingly.”
As Johnson putted out, Darling, 15, sat by the galleries on the 18th before describing the enormity of her round. “After my week, this really meant a lot, but it was a case of ‘What if?’,” she admitted after a 79 and 78.
|The Final Scoreboard|
To read the full report and results CLICK HERE