Polish championship success for Keech

PUBLISHED: 15:44 23 September 2014 | UPDATED: 15:44 23 September 2014

Sophie Keech has another top title after winning the Polish championship.

Teenager Keech bagged a wild card entry for the event in recognition of her World Ranking, to the Polish Junior Championship, part of the World Junior Golf Tournament Series (WJGTS).

There was a strong entry with 55 players from 15 different countries competing for the title.

Keech made a positive start to her first round with a birdie at the hardest ranked par five, second hole after stiffing her third shot close to the pin. She finished the day one over par and held a two shot lead in the girls’ championship field.

Day two started with inclement weather conditions and the course being enveloped by fog!

A long delay allowed time for some serious practice - at table football!

Eventually the fog did clear and Keech produced more quality play to finish the day with a birdie on the 18th to end two under and retain her lead.

The third day saw the pin positions made were far tougher and, although the ground staff had work hard to maintain the fairways, the heavy rain on the previous days meant the course was playing much longer.

Keech made another good start with a birdie on the first. She continued playing steady golf and, after nine holes was one under for the day

She birdied both the par three, 11th and the par five, 15th and then parred the 16th the long narrow par four.

The 18th hole is in front of the clubhouse where a large gallery was waiting to congratulate her on winning the Polish Junior Girls’ World Championship with an overall score of three under, a hugely impressive margin of 12 shots in the girls’ competition.

As the final group in boys’ competition came in with a winning score of two under, Sophie Keech was declared the overall winner of the Polish Championship.


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