Nutt wins countback to take regional crown

Charlotte Nutt

Charlotte Nutt

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BEACONSFIELD golfer Charlotte Nutt will compete in the Grand Medal Final against the country’s top lady golfers after winning the Midlands South final on countback recently.

The 19-year-old beat Flackwell Heath’s Ji-Young Kim on countback after both carded 74s at Taddmarton Heath in Oxfordshire.

But Nutt, who thought she’d blown it with a double bogey on the 17th, came out on top by virtue of a better closing six holes.

She said: “I couldn’t believe it. It was such a shock. I double bogeyed 17 and I thought I’d completely lost it and wouldn’t even come in the top ten.

“But then I got in and found there was another lady and me on 74 – it was a nice surprise.”

“This is my first national final and I’m really looking forward to it, it will be a very good experience.”

The three handicapper went straight to the regional finals on the back of a run the semi-finals in the county championships, and will now take on the top ten finishers from the other regionals at the Grand Medal Final at Peterborough Milton Golf Club on June 28.

Kim also qualifies, as does Harewood Downs’ Susan Harrison, who shot a 75.

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