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Tyson takes girls' title

Sarah Tyson showed great determination
Sarah Tyson showed great determination

Kent’s Sarah Tyson swept to victory in the English girls’ golf championship at Durham City.

The 17-year-old from Redlibbets played confidently throughout the final and brushed aside Cheshire's Charlotte Wild 6&5.

She said: "This is just fantastic – especially as it’s my last year as a junior. I did feel confident but I knew Charlotte was going to give me a good game. We both tried our best but she just missed a few putts.”

Her father, Andy added: "That’s the best golf I have ever seen Sarah play. She just came into this with great determination.”

The difference between the two girls’ play was highlighted on the 11th where Sarah managed to two-putt across the difficult, sloping green, while Wild took three after her second putt lipped out.

It took Sarah to four-up and she said: “That hole was crucial and it put me in a pretty good position.”

Sarah went on to score a remarkable birdie on the 12th, where she threaded her second shot through trees to within 10ft of the pin. A steady par on the 13th gave her the title.

"It’s just brilliant,” said Tyson, who has only recently recovered from a bad wrist injury."

Afterwards Charlotte remarked: “I’m disappointed but I’m really proud of reaching the final. I just let Sarah get too far ahead early on and I couldn’t hole any putts. Sarah played very well.”

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