GOLF: There’s no German joy for battling Holly

Holly Clyburn
Holly Clyburn

Woodhall Spa’s Holly Clyburn had to settle for a 34th place finish in the star-studded Ladies German Open at Worthsee Golf Club.

Clyburn produced some rock solid golf to card rounds of 69,68,72 and 71 for an eight-under total of 280.

Normally, that would have been enough to challenge for a top ten place but the scoring at Worthsee was red hot.

Scotland’s in-form Kyle Walker eventually took the title after a play off with England’s Charley Hull after both players had finished on 25 under.

Clyburn’s opening 69 included four birdies and just one dropped shot - a bogey at the 152-yard fourth hole which played as one of the easiest on the course.

On day two, she reached the turn in 34 helped by birdies at the two par fives and picked up two more shots on the back nine for her 68.

At that stage, Clyburn appeared to be on course for the top 20, but she could ‘only’ card a par 72 in the third round after dropping shots at two par four holes, the seventh and eighth.

Her hopes of a bumper pay cheque over, Clyburn showed plenty of fighting spirit over the closing 18 holes to come in with a one under 71.

Although she was well off the pace, Clyburn still finished ahead of several world-ranked players who had stayed on in Europe after the British Women’s Open.

The next European Tour event is the Sberbank Master which is being held near Prague and gets underway on Friday.