Ana Pearson, a 12-year-old from Buckingham has been announced the winner in the girls’ nett category of an annual golfing competition run by The Daily Telegraph in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.
Ana, a Year 8 student from Akeley Wood School, took up golf just two years ago, following in the footsteps of her older brothers and now plays for the County.
One of the youngest competitors, Ana has won a coaching trip to the Quinta do Lago course in Portugal as well as a golf kit
Ana’s win has been the results of a great deal of dedication and hard work as her mother Emma explains:
‘After school most days Ana either plays at the golf course or the driving range and she has regular lessons too. We’re extremely proud of her achievement, particularly as she’s one of the youngest taking part.
‘We had to wait until the end of September for the final results from the whole year and we were amazed and pleased that out of 194 competitions in the whole of the UK she managed to win overall in the nett category.’
‘I really didn’t expect to win as the competition was very close, so I was very surprised with the result. I’m really excited to be able to go to Portugal and receive the coaching as well as getting the opportunity to watch a tournament while I’m there.’
Ana plans to continue her career in the sport and hopes to be either a professional player or a golf coach.