Classy Katie celebrates treble
5:30am Thursday 29th May 2014 in By Michael Reeves, Deputy sports editor
KATIE Warren has been enjoying a stellar month on the golf course after notching up a hat-trick of wins.
The 18-year-old from Wrag Barn followed up her success with Filton College in the National Colleges championship at the Warwickshire with victory in the Ladies County Golf Association Championship at Kingsdown Golf Club.
And to round off the month Warren was triumphant in the Spring Meet at Salisbury Golf Club on Tuesday.
“It has been quite a successful month,” Warren said.
“I have been feeling a lot more confident in my game recently and that is now showing on the course.
“I want to continue that and get a lot more top 10 finishes in national competitions and get my handicap down as I’m playing off scratch at the moment.
“The Spring Meet was pretty tough as it was a very windy day and I struggled with the first seven holes.
“But I managed to find my rhythm to finish one-under and win.”
At the county championships, Warren, who is studying a BTEC in Sport, narrowly beat Sarah Gee from West Wilts.
On the final hole, with a narrow lead, the teenager, who has a scholarship to study at Williams Wood University in Missouri this autumn, sealed the title in spectacular style on the 18th green with a 25-foot putt for birdie.
“We went on to the final green and I had a one-up lead,” Warren said.
“Sarah had got her putt in so I knew that I just needed par to win.
“I knew that I had been putting pretty solidly all the way through but to sink a 25-footer to win it was great.”
The semi-finalists in the championship were last year’s champion Jo Terry, who hit an albatross two on the par five 16th hole, from Salisbury & South Wilts Golf Club and Hannah Stradling from Upavon Golf Club.
Warren also won the Hoare Salver (for the best scratch score for 36-holes), the Deacon Cup (for the best under-21 score) as well as the Championship salver as overall winner.
Prior to winning the county crown, Warren admits she didn’t have her best round when helping Filton to their National title.
“The nationals were a couple of days before the county championship,” Warren added. “But I didn’t feel like I had done my best.
“Thankfully it was enough to help the team win - that was the main thing.”