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Wilson ready to hit the books after her recent good run of form


By Pippa Field

Young Lurgan golfer Annabel Wilson says she is ready to bury her head in books as she prepares for her GCSEs after a successful three weeks which saw her claim a top-three finish in every competition.

The 16-year-old from Gawley's Gate had little time for revision as she competed in three different countries last month.

Wilson came tied third in the Irish girls U-18 contest in Dublin, before travelling to Paris to win the French International Lady Juniors and rounded off her month with a trip to Scotland, where she finished tied third at Royal Troon.

However, the St Ronan's College pupil will now not compete until her exams are over.

"It was a really busy three weeks, now I've got my GCSEs so I'm staying at home and working on them," she said.

"I had a nice run for three weeks, I brought books on the trips with me to revise.

"It's tough trying to balance the exams, but now I'm just flat out with my head in my books - two months of hard work.

"I'm practising still, but not doing any competitions. I'll just keep plotting away and try and get some nice scores."

Balancing international golf competitions with school exams was never going to be easy, but Annabel got some good advice on how to manage her time from an workshop she attended through the SSE Next Generation programme.

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