Northumberland golf prodigy shines at Rose Ladies Series event
Rachel Gourley has become the fourth winner of the 2022 Rose Ladies Series event, supported by American Golf.
The 17-year-old won a £10,000 top prize after shooting 4 under to win by two strokes at Walton Heath Golf Club in Tadworth – the same course where she won the women’s Justin Rose Telegraph Junior Golf Championship in october. 2021.
The Rose Ladies Series was founded and funded by Justin Rose MBE, former number one and major champion with his wife Kate Rose in 2020 to fill the gaps left by the canceled Ladies European Tour tournaments.
Rachel, a member of Arcot Hall Golf Club, said: “I really can’t believe I won here at the Rose Ladies Series – not only my first professional victory as an amateur, but at the same club which I won last year’s Telegraph Junior Golf Championship.
“I will eventually fall from cloud nine, but I think it will take time!
“I’ve been playing golf since I was five years old and really enjoy the competitive aspect of the sport, so I’m going to take this win and start thinking about what title I’m going for next!”
Gary Favell, CEO of American Golf, said: “Rachel has done an incredible job here at the Rose Ladies Series, and the American Golf team would like to extend their congratulations to her on her first professional tournament win at just 17 years old – what an achievement!
The Rose Ladies Series 2022 comprises five events, all offering a winning check of £10,000.