Claire soaring high after double Dunhill win

Claire Robertson who has won the senior girls title at the Alfred Dunhill Golf Schools Challenge.
Claire Robertson who has won the senior girls title at the Alfred Dunhill Golf Schools Challenge.

A Carnoustie High School pupil has taken double honours at this year’s Alfred Dunhill Schools Golf Challenge, played over the Kittocks Course.

Claire Robertson (15), won the Senior Girls title on Sunday with a net score of 74 while her actual score of 78 landed her the overall scratch prize in the annual competition.

Her round included her first-ever eagle which she carded on the St Andrews course par five 15th hole.

Claire, a member of Carnoustie Ladies Golf Club, took up golf at the age of six and currently plays off a handicap of four.

She spent the last year playing with the Scottish Under-16 Girls squad, representing Scotland in a British Isles nation’s event last April.

Speaking after her winning round, she said: “I was really happy with how I played and especially delighted with the eagle.

“The course was in good condition and the greens were great today, all of which contributed to my scoring.”

After winning the Junior Girls title at last year’s Alfred Dunhill Schools Golf Challenge, Claire reduced her handicap by three strokes over the last 12 months.

“Playing with the Scotland squad, with lots of extra training over the winter months, has been really beneficial in improving my game,” she said.

The Alfred Dunhill Links tournament returns to Carnoustie later this month.