GOLF: India Clyburn caps off brilliant year with junior Orders of Merit win

India Clyburn EMN-141012-105540001
India Clyburn EMN-141012-105540001

Teenage golfing sensation India Clyburn has capped off an impressive season by each topping the table in the England Golf junior Orders of Merit.

Clyburn, 18, from Woodhall Spa, collected a host of titles to win the Ascot Golf girls’ Order of Merit in her final year as a junior.

India is the second Clyburn to win the girls’ Order of Merit, following in the footsteps of her sister, Holly, who took the title in 2009 and has gone on to become a winner on the Ladies European Tour.

India kick-started her year when she represented England in the European girls’ team championship.

She said: “It was a really good experience and it set me up. I was so happy to be picked for the team and playing well against the top Europeans gave me confidence.”

Within a week she won the Scottish junior open by a record 12 shots and she went on to win the English girls’ championship, the girls’ title at the Daily Telegraph junior championship and the Royal Birkdale scratch trophy. She was also in England’s winning teams at the girls’ and ladies’ Home Internationals – winning all six of her matches at the girls’ event.

India, who will be going to North Carolina State University in the USA next year, added: “Winning the order of merit is a good achievement because it sums up your year.”