Amelia, 11, is on course for a bright future after becoming Morpeth Golf Club's youngest-ever champion
Amelia Temperley only started playing golf two years ago and has already got her handicap down to 7.9 and is a regular on the club’s women’s first team.
The championship sees the golfers play 36 holes in one day off scratch. Amelia, playing in her first club championship, beat the club’s women’s captain Colleen Brown in the semi-final on the 20th hole before facing Julie Ribeiro in the final after she had beaten Shirley Young in the other semi-final.
In a closely fought match, Amelia beat her opponent, a previous championship winner and regular finalist, on the 16th hole 3&2.
The result saw Amelia become the club’s youngest-ever ladies club champion.
Women’s club captain Colleen Brown said: “Congratulations to Amelia, this is the icing on the cake on a very successful season. The future does look bright and I really can’t wait to see it unfold.”
Amelia has also played in numerous events on the Northern Junior tour this year, winning four times, and has qualified for the Champion of Champions next July in Lough Erne, Ireland.
She also played in the final of the Junior Calcutta Cup, only losing on the 18th hole, and in August took part in the US Kids Golf World Championship, which hosts young golfers from 55 countries, and the British Kids Championship, where she came runner-up in her age category.
Amelia has also been selected to play for the Northumberland Junior County team.