Clyburn putts on the style to finish sixth

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Woodhall Spa golfer Holly Clyburn has secured another top ten finish on the Ladies European Tour.

She posted scores of 70,70, 67 and 69 to grab joint sixth place in the Lalla Meryem Cup at Agadir in Morocco.

The event finished on Sunday and Clyburn won 14,625 Euros to move into 11th place on the tour’s Handa Order of Merit.

Clyburn admitted she struggled over the first two rounds in Morocco and an unwanted “hat trick” of bogies on the sixth, seventh and eighth holes left her well down the field.

However, she stormed back on day three and her four-under 67 included five birdies, 12 pars and just one dropped shot, at the short 18th.

In the last round, Clyburn reached the turn in 36 strokes but stormed back in 33 with three birdies.

Her total of 276 (eight under) left her seven shots behind winner, young English star Charley Hull.

A final round of 62 helped Hull secure her first ever tour title via a play-off with Gwladys


Clyburn, meanwhile, has already won more than 30,000 Euros from the first four events of the season. The tour isn’t due to resume until the Turkish Open in May.

*Woodhall Spa’s rookie professional Nathan Kimsey flew out to Egypt earlier this week to line up in the Red Sea Egyptian Classic at Sokhna.

The event is part of the German PGA tour and Kimsey will be joined by his fellow Walker Cup team members Max Orrin and Neil Raymond.

The competition got underway yesterday (Tuesday) and will finish tomorrow.

It is Kimsey’s third attempt at winning a tour title. He finished 18th in the Mogador Open but slipped down the field in the Samanaham Open.

Kimsey is using the events to practice for the forthcoming Challenge Tour. He’s already secured seven starts but is hoping to play in more events. His goal is a place on the European tour.