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CARUS Green golf club’s elite ju­nior player has won the

U16 Euro­pean Young Masters in Norway.

The 15-year-old Kirk­bie Ken­dal school­girl, Caitlin White­head, who plays off a hand­i­cap of +2, joined a field of female play­ers from 27 Euro­pean coun­tries at Hauger Golfk­lubb, shoot­ing a fi­nal round of 73 (+1) in a nail-bit­ing fin­ish to take the ti­tle.

Two good rounds of 71 and 69 on the first and sec­ond days, stood Caitlin in good stead, and she fin­ished three-un­der-par for a three-shot vic­tory. Caitlin now joins a list of win­ners that in­clude Suzanne Pet­ter­son, Car­lota Ci­ganda,

Ser­gio Garcia and Rafa Cabr­era-bello.

Caitlin made eight birdies, an ea­gle and just seven bo­geys across all three rounds, fin­ish­ing with a to­tal score of 213. This was her most sig­nif­i­cant win. In the previous month, and as the youngest player in the field, she tied for eighth place at her very first in­ter­na­tional tour­na­ment at the U18 German Girls Open.

Caitlin White­head, win­ner of the Euro­pean Young Masters

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