Ulster teenager captures Irish Girls’ Close Championship
Beth Coulter claimed the Irish Girls’ Close Championship at Galway Golf Club on Friday by a 3&2 margin.
The Kirkistown Castle representative faced Sara Byrne (Douglas) in today's final and got off to a flying start taking a three up lead through six holes.
An eagle from Byrne on seven was followed by a birdie on the eighth and Coulter had to refocus.
"Walking down the 10th I was thinking if I can be four under and she beats me then fair play, well done. I birdied 10, 12, 13, 14 and then had a chance on 16, I only needed a par but I was trying still trying to make it,” said the 15-year-old
“It feels so weird, I was actually getting quite emotional walking up to the green there. Once Sara got ahead I was worried – but I knew I was playing well enough that I could bring it back so I was just trying to make as many birdies as possible and I got the job done in the end.”
Both Coulter and Dawson will now travel to the Czech Republic on Monday morning to represent Ireland at the European Young Masters.
Belfast Telegraph Digital