Perrine Delacour picks up Girls British Open Amateur title

Perrine Delacour from Ailette Golf Club, north of Reims, is the new British girls’ open amateur champion. In a battle of 15-year-olds, she came from behind to behind England’s Elizabeth Mallett (Sutton Coldfield) by two holes.

Perrine is the first French player to win the championship since M Monnet in 1996.

One of two down for most of the way, Delacour squared the match for the first time at the 14th and won the 15th and 18th for victory.

Through an interpreter, she said that she had enjoyed the week and the final very much, and never felt that she was going to lose, even when two down with eight holes to play.

Mallett was the sixth best qualifier while Delacour qualified in 37th place.

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