Victory for Meghan MacLaren on LET Access Series

Megham Maclaren Santander Golf Tour win!

England amateur Meghan MacLaren beat the professionals with an impressive final round of six-under par to win the Santander Golf Tour LETAS La Peñaza in Zaragoza, Spain.

The 22 year-old international from Wellingborough, Northamptonshire, improved each round, with 69, 68 and 66, to finish at -13, two ahead of Sarah Schober from Austria.

MacLaren’s 66 was her best-ever round and she said afterwards: “I’m a little bit in shock. I felt comfortable out there, I knew that I just had to keep playing my own game because it was so tight between all of us. I knew we were all close but I wasn’t a 100{b2e838eb9e271c2c7fc2c40349dfbcd37b166f56ee8a09a9fd8d2676318b2526} sure on the scores.

“I said to myself after the first round that I just wanted to keep improving each day and I knew if I did that I would have a chance.”

In the final round she had to wait until the fifth for her first birdie but she knew her rhythm was good on the greens and said: “I putted really, really well. I missed one short one on 12, the par three, but I made birdie on the hole after that so that settled me down again. I just kept in control as much as I could, but it was pretty tense out there.”

This was MacLaren’s second event on the LET Access Series, following her appearance in the recent WPGA International Challenge at Stoke by Nayland Hotel Golf & Spa, where she tied 10th.

MacLaren has relished the opportunity to compete against a professional field. “It’s great experience whether I had done well or not. No matter how good amateur events are there’s nothing like playing professional events, which is what I realised at Stoke by Nayland.

“I played well there with a few mistakes and came 10th so I knew if I could just cut out the mistakes this week that I might have a chance and I knew the course suited me as soon as I played it. I don’t know, it was just my week I guess, 66 is the best round of my life, I still can’t believe it.”

MacLaren adds this latest success to a remarkable season in which she holed the winning putt for GB&I in the Curtis Cup match against the USA and helped England to become European team champions for the first time.

She’s a past British and Irish stroke play champion and won eight times on the US college circuit.

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