Brilliant first round sets Hirst up for title

Georgina Hirst
Georgina Hirst

Flamborough Head Golf Club’s junior captain Georgina Hirst won the Yorkshire Ladies County Golf Association Junior Girls Championship at Sandmoor Golf Club.

An amazing first round in the 36-hole event, which included an eagle three, laid the foundations for the 15-year-old’s success at Leeds.

Her overall tournament score of 141 (five-under-par) consisted of a seven-under-par card for the first round, which meant she had played to a handicap of two.

Hirst, who goes to Headlands School in Bridlington then finished two-over-par for her second round.

The turning point came in the first round on the par-five 12th hole when Hirst holed her 100-yard wedge approach shot to the green to secure an eagle three.

This helped to give her a three-shot lead over her competitors at the halfway mark and none of her rivals were able to make up the ground as she went on to win the Best Nett Trophy by two shots.

The tournament was played on a bright sunny day, although the heat and quick turnaround between each round proved very challenging to all the girls.

In winning the trophy, Hirst follows in the footsteps of Women’s Tour professional and 2013 Solheim Cup winner Jodi Ewart Shadoff who won picked up the silverware as a junior in 2001

Hirst’s handicap has now reduced from nine to seven as a result of her incredible first round score.