Fixby’s Megan Lockett scores hole in one at qualifying for Girls British Open Amateur Championship

Lockett produces another ace

Megan Lockett

Young golfer Megan Lockett is making a name for herself.

The Welsh Girls international  had a hole in one at the 177-yard 10th in the second qualifying round of the Girls’ British Open amateur championship at a windless Fairhaven Golf Club this week.

It was her second ace in less than a month – her first was at Elland during a junior match on July 19.

Lockett, based at Fixby, entered the tournament only at the last minute.

Originally she was on the reserve list as only 144 players play, but was emailed the day after the closing date to say that some competitors had dropped out and she was playing.

Lockett has been named in the Welsh squad for the Ladies Home Internationals at Scotscraig Golf Club, Scotland (September 11 to 13).

At the end of the Open qualifying rounds, Woodsome Hall’s Rochelle Morris was second seed.

She was leading after the first round with a four-under-par 70, but did not feel she played as well on the second day, when she scored 76.

By her own admission Morris, 18, did not drive the ball well and said: “That’s why I am off now to the range to sort things out.”

Despite that, she birdied the long third, the par-four eighth, and then covered the testing finish four holes in birdie-par-par-birdie. She shed shots at the fourth, fifth, seventh, 12th, 13th and 14th.

Winning the Nick Faldo Series boosted Morris’ self-confidence enough for her to enter the championship for the first time.

 
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