Llandudno golfing starlet bags hat trick of awards


Tomos Hughes

LLANDUDNO golfing starlet Amy Boulden has made it a hat-trick of awards by being crowned Wales' top amateur for the third consecutive year.

Having shared the accolade with former European Amateur champion Rhys Pugh for the last two years, 20 year-old Boulden has won the award by herself for the first time, just days after missing out on an automatic place on the Ladies European Tour by just four places in her first major event as a professional.

Boulden, of Llandudno Maesdu Golf Club, missed out on an automatic place in next season's Ladies European Tour, finishing 34th at final qualifying with the top 30 earning exemption.

However she is bound to get plenty of event invites on the back of her stellar amateur career and is looking to emulate the achievements of Solheim Cup star Charlie Hull who finished outside the top 30 qualifying last year but then ended up being Rookie of the Year after making the most of her opportunities.

Amy Boulden said: "It is always nice to get an award like this and particularly nice to be here to receive it.

"It was also nice to be here with the Wales Ladies team who won the Home Internationals this year, that was great for Welsh golf.

"It was disappointing for me to miss out at final qualifying but the key thing is to put that behind me and grab the opportunities when I do get invites.

"Charlie Hull was in a similar position this time last year and but ended up playing in the Solheim Cup."

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