Keech continues to lead a busy life combining school studies with playing gollf in all corners of the UK - and the world!

PUBLISHED: 07:45 26 June 2013 | UPDATED: 07:45 26 June 2013

Sophie Keech

Sophie Keech

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Sophie Keech has been awarded the prestigious and privileged position of Millfield School golf captain of boys and girls for the 2013/14 season.

The golfing starlet say: “It is a real honour and I am very excited about what I am sure will be a challenging year ahead”.

She continued: “My aim is to retain both team and individual honours. I enjoy being part of the Millfield team and we have certainly had some great results this year already.”

June has been the most thrilling month to date for the youngster who is at Millfield studying BTec Sport and Golf.

With plenty of world travel this year already the teenager has to take school work with her and a great help to her has been the presence of golf professional Karen Nicholls who has been a great help with practise areas, driving range and putting greens indoor and outdoor to practice in her spare time and during her breaks.

Earlier this month Sophie won the The Junior Telegraph Qualifier Open at Parkstone with a score of three-over par.

Parkstone is also her new home club where she currently holds the course record!

Recently she was in Jakarta to play in the World Junior Championship after she received an invitation whilst playing in China in the Faldo Final Series

Much to Sophie’s surprise she was greeted at the airport by the paparazzi and entertained with the Governor of Jakarta! These were just a few of the highlights of her visit.

The Jakarta course was simply stunning in top condition yet challenging with some very tough long holes and greens

Sophie was in top form considering playing in 47deg starting her day with breakfast at 4am to get to the course and tee off by 6.30am.

She found her way to the top of the leader board and, after two solid rounds, sat second in the third round up to the 15th hole where she found the water.

However, she ended up with an eighth place finish in a top class field of players mainly from Asia, Japan and Korea.

During the competition Sophie was being watched by the Chinese and Malaysian Golf Association Coaches who have invited her to play in their Championships later this year and she has been invited back to Jakarta for winter training,

She was also recently in action in the British Ladies Championship in Wales which was two days stroke play in wet, wild and windy conditions!

The top 64 ladies made the cut and Sophie was one of these and she was drawn to play another English player, Alex Peters. She played some superb golf to be four up through nine holes, but ultimately went out on the 20th hole after a titanic encounter.

She now heads off to Nottingham for the England Schools final.

In 2011 she was crowned champion and last year landed the runners-up berth on count back.

She also has a forthcoming tournament to contest at Woodbury Park where she will play in the colours of the Dorset county side.

Sophie has a very challenging yet exciting summer ahead travelling as far as Fairhaven for British Girls Open Amateur Championship to Scotland for British Ladies Open Amateur Stroke Play and the English Women’s Open near Birmingham not forgetting all her far Eastern invites!


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