R&A U16 Girls Amateur Championship 2021 { 2 galleries }

England’s Rosie Bee Kim continued her love for The R&A Girls’ U16 Amateur Championship after claiming a memorable victory at Enville. The Great Britain and Ireland Junior Vagliano Trophy player made a closing birdie to win the 54-hole stroke play championship by two strokes at the Midlands venue.

On a tightly contested leaderboard, Bee, 14, finished with a superb one-under-par round of 71 for a level par total and joins Curtis Cup player Hannah Darling and Italy’s Francesca Fiorellini on the championship’s roll of honour. Bee finished two shots clear of fellow England player Roisin Scanlon, who holed from 50 feet on the 18th for a dramatic par and a two-over-par total. Kim, who also won the Under-14s section at Enville, added, “I think steady golf won it for me, no drama and consistency. Those are my strong points. It was nerve wracking on the 18th but I knew the scores and what I had to. Having the experience of playing in these big events is great for me.

“This year has been a big milestone, definitely my best season yet so here’s hoping for a successful future.”

The championship was introduced as part of The R&A’s drive to boost the girls’ game in Great Britain and Ireland and beyond, as well as to provide a pathway to the elite amateur level for leading young players.
Founded in 1935, Enville is one of the finest examples of heathland golf, with the field of 72 players competing in the rescheduled championship over the last three days.