Norfolk golfer Amy Taylor making a mark with Texas Tech team in the States

PUBLISHED: 12:50 22 March 2018 | UPDATED: 12:50 22 March 2018

Norfolk's Amy Taylor is performing well in the US. Picture: Ian Burt

Norfolk's Amy Taylor is performing well in the US. Picture: Ian Burt

Norfolk youngster Amy Taylor appears to be getting to grips with the tough challenge of playing Collegiate golf in the United States.

The 17-year-old former Wymondham College pupil, recorded her lowest round yet – a superb 68 – to help her Texas Tech team to an impressive third-placed finish in the Entrada Classic at the Snow Canyon Country Club in St George, Utah.

Playing in just her third event, Taylor sank six birdies en route to a four-under-par round on the second day of the tournament while fellow new girl Louisa Brunt chipped in with a 71 to push the Lubbock-based university team up the leaderboard.

Taylor recorded four straight birdies, beginning with the par-five ninth, her third hole of the day. She added her other two birdies on the course’s other two par-fives, the 1st and 16th.

It was her lowest round of the year and matched the third-lowest round of the season for the team known as the Red Raiders.

Taylor jumped all the way up to a tie for 23rd at eight-over for the tournament, her second top-25 finish in just three collegiate tournaments. She had opened with a solid 74 before a poor back nine saw her slip to a 82 in the second round.

The Norfolk Schools’ Championships are being held this year at Royal Norwich on Thursday, April 12. Players can progress to South East of England Championships and also to the national final of the Schools’ Team Championship at Woodhall Spa. Closing date for entries to the Norfolk event is Tuesday, April 3.

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Meanwhile, in China, Norfolk’s Will Harrold was a runner-up in the PGA Tour Series-China’s Chengdu Championship.

Jeffrey Kang, playing in his first PGA TOUR Series-China tournament, shot a final-round, eight-under 64 to secure a five-shot victory.

Kang went 22-under over the final 54 holes, posting a 20-under 268 at Luxehills International Country Club to finish clear of Harrold, who shot a final-round 67, and fellow-Englishman Callum Tarren, who finished with a round of 69, and Korea-born American Sejun Yoon. Hong Kong’s Shunyat Hak, leader for the first three rounds, carded a 73 to tie for fifth.

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