Thursday, 15 October 2020

Rachel Mathieson beats ladies’ course record at Newburgh-on-Ythan to bag trip to Spain

Congratulations to 17 year old Rachel Mathieson (pictured above) from Hazelhead on breaking the ladies course record  at Newburgh-on-Ythan Golf Club last month as she won the Junior European Open Qualifying event. Her 2 under par 70 beat the old course record of 73 that had stood since 2003. 

The previous ladies’ record holders were Ros Dunsmuir and Sheena Wood (both 2003), Donna Pocock (2008) and Lynda Carnie (2013).

The teenager is now set to fly out to the Alcaidesa Links Resort in Cadiz to play in the 28th Junior European Open 2020 Champions Week Finals in February.

The round earned Rachel a scratch six-shot success over Megan Docherty, of Bishopbriggs, and a net 66 off her handicap of four.

Newburgh captain Jonathan Dobson said: “We’re delighted to congratulate Rachel on her fantastic score. Our members have set some pretty high standards and it’s brilliant to see young players, like Rachel, raising the bar even higher.

“We’re also pleased to see her qualify and wish her the best of luck.

“It’s fantastic to see Scottish juniors competing in international events and I’m sure this will be an inspiration to other young north-east players.”

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Thanks go to Laura McLardy for this news