Laura passes test – so do Louisa and Roanne

YORKSHIRE teenager Laura Morrison dashed from the exam room to the golf course – and won her way into England Golf’s Grand Medal Final.

LOUISA BLUNT image: Leaderboard Photography

LOUISA BLUNT: Tied second 
image: Leaderboard Photography

Laura sat her GCSE Business Studies exam yesterday morning, before hurrying from Leeds to Houghton-le-Spring Golf Club in County Durham where she won the North Region Medal Final with a net score of five-under 68.

The 16-year-old leads 10 qualifiers for the Grand Medal Final at Peterborough Milton Golf Club on June 28. They include Louisa Brunt of Ashton-under-Lyne, joint second on 70, and  Roanne Tomlinson of Haydock Park who posted 71.

All the regional finalists had returned the best four scores at their club in the England Golf Medals during 2013.

Laura won the event on countback and commented: “It was great, I’m a little bit in shock! My aim was to qualify, to win it is just amazing.”

The five-handicapper put together a gross score of level par 73 and remarked: “I was pretty steady throughout the round and then holed a par putt on the last of about eight or nine feet, which was crucial.”

Laura started playing golf when she was eight and has represented both the Yorkshire girls and Yorkshire ladies’ second team. Last season she cut her handicap from eight to five and this year her target is three.

This was the fifth of six Regional Medal Finals. The East, South, Midlands North and Midlands South finals have already taken place. The South West final is at Forest Hills, Gloucestershire on Sunday

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