Didn’t she do well

Northern Golfer Ladies Champion of Champions Rebecca Ferguson continued her winning season with a trip to Trump Turnberry for the Titleist Order of Merit Grand Final powered by HowDidIDo.

Rebecca, representing England in the event, finished third in the elite field of 16 men and women from across the UK having led qualifying through the season-long points race.

She also took home second place in the women’s event with her score of 34 points in tough conditions having claimed the Champion of Champions title earlier this season in the Lookers Renault-supported event at Ramside Hall. “Going to Turnberry for a national final was an unbelievable experience,” said Rebecca – who was cheered on by her mum Gillian, dad Neville and uncle Neville in Scotland.

“I seem to play well whenever my mum is watching,” added Rebecca, who played the back nine in two under-par to add 21 points to a disappointing opening nine of 13 points. Having led the national order of merit for a second time and won the Ladies Champion of Champions this season, Rebecca is looking to add to her titles in 2018 as she sets out on a career in the golf industry by gaining her Titleist Performance Institute qualification.

“I want to keep playing as an amateur while working in the golf industry,” Rebecca explained. “I’ll be helping out my uncle John McKenna with the Get into Golf programme at Tynemouth and I’ll be competing in more national events and hoping to get my handicap down to plus-three next year.”