Wire-to-wire Fairhaven win for Lizzie Prior
Teenage international Lizzie Prior pulled off an impressive wire-to-wire victory in the girls’ championship at the weather-hit Fairhaven Trophies in Lancashire.
“I was gunning for a win, but it’s a lot nicer to know I started in the lead and ended in the lead – that’s definitely an achievement for me,” said Prior, from Burhill in Surrey. She was five-under par for 54 holes and won by three shots.
The tournament was hit by heavy overnight rain after the second round and the final day’s play was reduced from 36 holes to 18. When play finally got underway, conditions were excellent. “It was bright and sunny, really nice,” said Prior.
She opened her account with a score of three-under 72 which led the girls’ event by a shot from rivals including another girl international, Emma Allen of Hampshire. She added level par on the second day, when breezy, wet conditions made scoring tricky, and extended her lead to two shots. A final round of two-under 73 clinched the win.
Lizzie’s win in this prestigious event adds another major honour to the long list of achievements realised by Golf College students and graduates.