GOLF: Clyburn sisters putting Woodhall Spa on world golfing map

India Clyburn
India Clyburn

Sisters Holly and India Clyburn are continuing to fly the flag for Woodhall Spa Golf Club club on the world map.

Professional Holly produced an encouraging performance in the first European Ladies Tour event of the season on Australia’s Gold Coast.

Holly Clyburn

Holly Clyburn

And India hasn’t missed out after another England call-up to confirm her rating as one of the country’s top amateur players.

Holly was among the contenders to win the RACV Ladies Masters at the Royal Pines Golf Club.

Indeed, she was joint leader of the star-studded event after three rounds.

However, her challenge faded on the final 18 holes on Sunday - a 77 leaving her in 16th place.

Holly, who celebrated her 24th birthday earlier this month, fired scores of 70, 71 and 74 in her opening three rounds to finish on level-par for the tournament.

Australian teenager Su-Hyun Oh took the title, becoming the fourth home winner of the championship.

The 18-year-old signalled her arrival as a world class player by capturing her first title in only her second tournament as a pro’.

With rounds of 69, 75, 72 and 69, she finished on seven-under-par - three clear of English pair Florentyna Parker and Charley Hull - and 2009 champion Katherine Kirk.

Although disappointed with her final round, Holly will be aiming to build on the top 20 finish over the coming months.

The next event is the Australian Women’s Open at Royal Melbourne, starting tomorrow (Thursday).

Meanwhile, younger sister India has been named in one of England’s two teams for the Nations Cup event at this month’s Spanish ladies’ amateur championship at Real Club Pineda in Seville.

The championship takes place from February 25 to March 1 and after two rounds of stroke play qualifying, the leading 32 players will go forward to the match play.

The Nations Cup will be played on the qualifying days when each team’s best two scores will count in both rounds.

India (18) won the 2014 England Golf Girls’ Order of Merit in her last season as a junior.

Her individual successes included winning the English girls’ Championship, the Scottish Junior Open, the girls’ title at the Daily Telegraph junior Championship and the Royal Birkdale Scratch Trophy. She was in England’s winning teams at the girls’ and ladies’ Home Internationals – winning all six of her matches at the girls’ event.