Cloe Frankish

Kent’s Cloe Frankish won the English U16 girls’ championship at Royal Cromer on two-under par – and by the massive margin of 12 shots.

It completes a title double for the 16-year-old from Chart Hills who, last week, won the Scottish ladies’ U21 championship.

“This means a lot,” said Frankish (image © Leaderboard Photography) who led from start to finish. “I didn’t really think about having a lead, I just played it shot at a time.”

At the halfway stage she was one-under par and five shots ahead. After the morning’s third round, when she scored two-under 72, she was 10 clear. She closed with a one-over 75 and a 12-shot win.

Her closest rival was Ashley Croft (Stock Brook Manor) on 10-over, while third place was shared by Norfolk’s Ellie Brown (Barnham Broom); last year’s U15 champion Emily Price (Cleobury Mortimer) and Yorkshire’s Olivia Hamilton (Cleckheaton & District).

“I feel really happy,” said Frankish, who had three birdies and one bogey this morning. This afternoon her highlights included an eagle three on the fourth.

Her next target is next week’s English women’s stroke play championship at St Annes Old Links, Lancashire.

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