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Chorley ace Taylor Rules again in Scotland
CHORLEY’S Emily Taylor has picked up a second piece of prestigious silverware in a week after triumphing at St Andrews in the St Rule Trophy.
The 18-year-old, widely regarded as one of Lancashire’s best top youngsters, won the Lawson Trophy in Scotland for the highest finishing under 18 player.
Her final round of 71 for 225 for joint seventh place overall pipped Jessica Meek (Carnoustie Ladies) by two shots with Clara Young (North Berwick) a close-up third.
Taylor’s closing score was the joint second best of the final round, with Megan Briggs (Kilmacolm) the other person to fire a 71.
The former St Michael’s High School student birdied the second, ninth, 10th, 12th, 13th and 14th with only one bogey, at the 11th, in halves of 36-35.
Her success at the St Rule Trophy comes hot on the heels of winning the Irish Women’s Open Amateur Championship by three strokes at County Dublin, undoubtedly her biggest career win to date.
In the Nation’s Trophy, the England team of Taylor, Pleasington’s Brogan Townend and Cheshire’s Charlotte Wild finished in second place, two shots behind Scotland.
Mellor-based Townend was 10 shots adrift of Taylor overall, with rounds of 76, 81 and 78 at St Andrews, while Pleasington club-mate Nikki Foster was a further three shots behind after carding 83, 77 and 78.
Taylor, Foster and Townend will now represent Lancashire Ladies in County Match Week at Ganton GC, North Yorkshire, which takes place from June 10-15.
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