The Lord Lieutenant’s Fund for Youth is applauding the progress of young golfer Emily Toy. The Fund supported Emily in 2016 to enable her to have a fitted set of golf clubs, essential to her progressing to the highest level of performance.
At the time of her funding Emily was South West U18 girls champion and she holds the record for being the youngest ever player to win the Ladies Golf Championship at just 15 years of age.
Now studying at Exeter University, Emily recently won the Royal & Ancient Golf Club of St Andrews (R & A) Foundation Scholars Tournament title. The tournament features student golfers from across the United Kingdom who receive support from the R & A to play competitive golf while they are studying. Emily posted a final round of 74 to win by two shots on eight-under-par.
Contested over 54 holes at the Eden and Old Courses, the two-day tournament offers the leading men’s player a place on the European Arnold Palmer Cup team, and as the leading women’s player Emily has received an invitation to play the LET’s ISPS HANDA Ladies European Masters, which takes place in Germany from the 7 – 10 September.
Emily’s good form also saw her achieving 3rd place two-under-par at the England Order of Merit Comboy Scratch recently as well as previous successes for Exeter University in the BUCS University league throughout the winter. She is hoping to keep her good form going in the forthcoming golf season once her exams are finished in May.
Emily says, “I am extremely grateful for all the support that the Lord Lieutenant’s Fund. The financial support enabled me to purchase my first set of fitted golf clubs, which I had been advised would be essential to take my game to the next level. My new clubs have been absolutely instrumental to my recent success.”