A talented youngster from Berkhamsted Golf Club has secured an England Golf east region double in the individual and team championships.
Five handicapper Hannah Screen, 13, won the 36-hole U15 trophy at the East Region Girls’ Championship at Stowmarket Golf Club in Suffolk with rounds of 79 and 77.
Then, along with seven other county girls, Hannah played in the East Region Inter-County Junior Match Days Championships at Bawburgh Golf Club in Norfolk.
Playing in an 18-hole, singles scratch matchplay format, Hannah secured 3.5 points from her five matches.
After a nail-biting finish, Hertfordshire were crowned English east region junior county champions for the second year running – by just a 1/2 point margin.
“It was so tight this year,” Hannah said. “I won 1.5 of my points in two of my matches at the 18th hole. Each putt our players made counted at the end – it was really exciting!”
Earlier in the year, Hannah also helped two other teams to notable triumphs.
First, in her debut first team appearance for the East Region Ladies County team, she secured a valuable point that helped Hertfordshire to go on to win the event and put them through to the National County Finals.
In other action, John F Kennedy Year 8 pupil Hannah, together with sixth-form teammates Sean Kelly and George Denton, beat 25 other schools to claim joint runners-up spot at the English National Schools Golf Team Championship at Woodhall Spa in Lincolnshire.
Supported by PGA coach Lee Jordan, head professional at Little Hay Golf Club, and other England Golf development training, Hannah works hard on regular practice drills to enjoy individual success, too.
She was joint-third in the County Ladies Championship at East Herts, retained the 36-hole Ladies’ Club Championship at Wyke Green GC in Middlesex for the second year running, and was fifth-best English girl at the U13 national finals in August.
She has also secured several top-30 finishes at elite amateur ladies events as she competes against high quality fields for the experience it brings.
The modest teenager said: “I am pleased with the year overall – especially the team performances and competing at an elite ladies’ level for the first time this year.
“If I keep up practice and fitness work over the winter I hope next year will be better still.”