Derby Student Kelly Wins National Golf Title

Derby College student, Olivia Kelly (Erewash Valley Golf Club) added the 2015 Inter Collegiate Tour (ICT) Players Championship title to her growing list of victories.

The ICT Players Championships is a 54-hole tournament, this year played at St. Annes Old Links 12 – 14 May 2015. Players qualify for the championship through their positions in the regional ICT events Order of Merits.

This years championships which was played in testing winds, which gusted up to 30 mph, was a great test for the players over the superbly bunkered St. Annes Old Links course.

Olivia returned scores or 73, 77 & 78 for a total of 228 on the Par 72 course against CSS of 73, 73 & 75 for a 9 stroke-winning margin over Laura Morrison from Balby Carr College. Olivia opened up with a solid one over par 73, three putting the par 3 9th (her 18th) from 20 feet for a bogey 4. This gave her a 3 shot lead heading into round 2 where she returned a 78 for a 36 hole total of 150 and a 5 shot margin going into the last round.

Olivia commented on her victory;

I am really delighted with this win, to add another National Title to my C.V. is pleasing, I was just trying hard to do simple things well, stay calm and believe in myself, it really paid off on the back 9 of the last round.

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