Week to remember for Royal Cromer youngster Amelia


samelia - Credit: Archant

Royal Cromer youngster Amelia Williamson followed up winning a national title by recording a string of impressive wins for Norfolk at County Week.

The 14-year-old, who now has a handicap of one, did herself and her county proud when she won the English Schools' Championship at Peterborough Milton. After picking up the silverware there she was then driven down to Essex to join up with the Norfolk team captained by her mother Tracey – and after a good night's sleep promptly won both her matches as title favourites Hertfordshire were given a real fright before edging home 5-4.

She went on picked up five-and-a-half more points Norfolk finished third in the annual event.

Amelia's busy week got under way with a solid one over par round of 73 in the national competition at Milton, which left her tied for the lead with Hannah Screen of Berkhamsted at the halfway stage.

After lunch the hard-fought battle continued, with the Norfolk challenger playing some excellent golf to register another 73 while her rival finished one shot behind after a 74.

'I finished before Hannah so I just had to wait and see what she did,' said Amelia, who finished third in the event last year.

'It was a bit of a nervous wait but fortunately my score was just good enough. Obviously I am delighted to have won a national title. I was recently cut to one so to play to that handicap over two rounds in a big event is very pleasing.'