Darling secures home victory at Scottish Girls’ Open

Scotland’s Hannah Darling led from start to finish at the 2019 Scottish Girls’ Open Championship to claim the title at The Home of Golf on Friday afternoon.

Taking a three-shot lead into the final round, the 15-year-old from Broomieknowe Golf Club carded her second even-par round of the week to finish on four-under-par for a final total of 209.

England’s Ellie Gower was two-under-par through 12 but an eight on the penultimate hole put an end to her chase. Darling, who had spoken about maintaining a level-head throughout the week did just that, finishing with a birdie on 18 to secure a six-shot advantage and the Scottish Girls’ Championship.

Speaking to Scottish Golf following the trophy presentation, Darling said:

“I was really steady out there today and went on a bit of a par-run, but I think that was worth it. Ellie was holing quite a few putts and had me worried at some points but I stuck to my game pan and just really happy to come away with the win.”

Darling now turns her attention to next week’s Helen Holm Women’s Open at Troon. With next week’s event counting towards qualification for The PING Junior Solheim Cup, the Scots teenager is hoping she can take advantage of her recent run of form, adding:

Next week’s event is a women’s event so obviously it will step up another level but I am definitely happy with where my game is at the moment and ready to take on the challenge of next week and hopefully I will come away with another good performance.”

For a full list of results from this year’s Scottish Girls’ Open, please click here.