BERKSHIRE’S Cara Gainer celebrated her choice to play full-time golf when she gained the English women’s open match play championship on the Royal Mid-Surrey Club.
The 21-year-old from Castle Royle beat England worldwide Lizzie Prior three&2 within the remaining, performed in baking sunshine in entrance of a very good variety of spectators.
“I’m in a bit of a dream, it’s crazy,” stated Gainer, who determined to offer her golf an opportunity after finishing a level in geography at Cardiff University.
“It consolidates my view that I want to give golf a go. I’ve played this great golf in an intense period of time in this crazy heat and against some top players and I’ve come through on top. I’m so pleased, really chuffed.”
Gainer has already gained the Frilford Heath Scratch Salver this season and shortly she can be off to the English women’s novice at Lindrick, adopted by the English stroke play championship at Woodhall Spa.
The last was very tight over the entrance 9 with Gainer and Prior (Burhill) reaching the flip all sq..
“It was a bit tense for the first few holes but then I settled into it and rolled in some really nice putts,” stated Gainer.
She made her transfer on the 10th, profitable 4 holes in a row, helped by birdies on the 12th and 13th, the place she rolled in 15-footers.
Prior produced her personal birdie on 15 to claw one again however when the par three 16th was halved in par the title belonged to Gainer.
“Throughout the championship I’ve come into my own on the back nine. The par fives really work for me and I do love that back stretch of holes,” she stated.
In the semi-finals Gainer beat Sophie Newlove (Beeston Fields) additionally by three&2. “Sophie and I both play in a similar style, we’re both long hitters and quite aggressive. The difference was that I was holing some putts and that was crucial.”
In the opposite semi-final Prior beat fellow worldwide Olivia Winning (Rotherham) three&1.