YOUNG golfer Megan Lockett has been selected to play for Yorkshire Girls in their annual match against Durham on Wednesday, August 20.
The 11-year-old from Moorlands Primary plays after doing well for Yorkshire in the Northern Girls Junior Jamboree at Dinsdale Spa.
The Huddersfield and Cleckheaton member opened the event with 36 Stableford points off her new handicap of 25.
She reduced to this level after shooting the lowest first-day score in Lady Captain’s Day at Fixby (nett 70) and 43 Stableford points at Cleckheaton in the Professional’s Day Shield. She was second in that event, much to the disappointment of father Warren, who is pro at the club and would have loved to have seen her win (mum Diane is secretary at Huddersfield).
Day two of the Jamboree was a singles matchplay round and Megan lost at the 17th green to an opponent from Northumberland Girls, despite being two under her handicap at that stage in a match of very high standard.
Megan will hope to reproduce that form against Durham when the county side get together at Easingwold in a match which marks her continued rapid development.
She received her Ladies Handicap only in February, reducing it from 36 to 30 with some immediate successes. Megan’s older sister Jade is also one of a number of promising girl players receiving coaching at Cleckheaton.