Posted on 05/06/2022
Cameron Neilson fought again from 4down within the Scottish Girls’s Newbie Championship remaining right now to assert a surprising victory on the 19th gap towards Lorna McClymont at Trump Worldwide Golf Hyperlinks.
Having certified in 8th place from the strokeplay, Neilson took full benefit of her spot within the matchplay levels, battling by a sequence of tight matches to succeed in this afternoon’s remaining.
Within the last-16, Neilson overcame Freya Russell in her first powerful match, successful 2&1 to progress, earlier than following that up with a 19th gap victory towards Robyn Fowlie, who had knocked out the highest seed within the earlier spherical.
On this morning’s semi-final, Neilson got here up towards Kate McIntosh. In one other tight affair, she triumphed 2&1 to arrange a remaining showdown with McClymont.
McClymont, who has been in high quality kind this yr, certified for the matchplay levels on the quantity and seeded 14th. She cruised by her first three matches within the knockout levels, successful every of them on the 15th gap, beating Chloe Goadby, Penelope Brown and Jennifer Saxton.
It was McClymont who began the ultimate quickest, establishing a 2up lead after three holes. Though Neilson bought one again on the 4th, the leads was rapidly restored to 2up a gap later.
Wins on the 8th and 10th noticed McClymont lengthen the result in 4up with simply eight holes remaining.
Nonetheless, Neilson was not prepared to surrender on this yr’s title and began to combat again, successful the 12th and 13th to slender the hole to only 2up with 5 to play.
Halves on the subsequent three holes noticed Neilson needing to win the ultimate two holes to increase the match to further holes; and that’s precisely what she did.
Heading into the playoff, the momentum was with Neilson and that proved to be essential as she claimed victory on the 19th gap to be topped 2022 Scottish Girls’s Newbie Champion.
Chatting with Scottish Golf, a delighted Neilson stated, “It feels nice to win the ultimate, it hasn’t fairly sunk in but.
“I used to be 4 down fairly early on, in my head I used to be simply pondering maintain going. I had two actually lengthy putts go wherein gave me numerous momentum. I’d wish to say I used to be very assured (heading to the 19th) however in all honesty I wasn’t, it might have gone both method.
“This win is on the very prime, it’s a really proud second for me. Successful the Scottish Championship is simply unbeatable for my part.
“The sooner matches had been powerful and lengthy and I used to be down in all of them which actually helped me know I can play 17 and 18 very well, that momentum helped carry me by.”
On this week’s venue, Trump Worldwide Golf Hyperlinks, Neilson added, “The golf course was an absolute deal with; I couldn’t have requested for a greater location. It was lengthy which I believe suited my sport as nicely.”
Ending as runner-up, McClymont may also be pleased with her efforts in what was one other nice week, having additionally received the 2022 Irish Girls’s Newbie Open Championship final month.
Within the Clark Rosebowl, the matchplay held between gamers ending from 17th to 32nd within the strokeplay qualifying, Irvine’s Luisa Gibson Jnr beat Nairn’s Carrine Taylor within the remaining 2&1. Regardless of dropping the opening gap of the ultimate, Gibson Jnr bought herself forward by the 8th and sealed the match with a half on the 16th.
Full matchplay outcomes from the Scottish Girls’s Newbie may be discovered right here.