Booth wins Ladies Scottish Open

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Teenager secures second victory in three weeks at Archerfield Links




Booth boost: Carly secured her first win on the Ladies European Tour in the Ladies Scottish Open

Comrie's Carly Booth celebrated a "dream come true" by becoming the youngest winner of the Aberdeen Asset Management Ladies Scottish Open.

The 19-year-old won her first Ladies European Tour title by one shot over Florentyna Parker and Frances Bondad at Archerfield Links.

It comes only three weeks after Booth's first win as a professional in the Dinard Ladies Open on the Ladies European Tour's Access Series feeder circuit.

The youngster showed commendable consistency under pressure, closing with a final round of 71 for a four-under-par total of 212.

The win secures Booth an LET exemption until 2014 and playing privileges for the foreseeable future, and guarantees her entry into the Women's British Open at Hoylake in September.

Much has been expected of the Booth since she became Britain's youngest club champion at the age of 11 and the youngest ever GB&I Curtis Cup player.

After losing her tour card for 2012, some questioned whether her media commitments and pressure from sponsors was too much to shoulder for one so young.

With this win, however, Booth has proven she is more than adept at handling the limelight.

"I'm overwhelmed. After two years on the tour I have managed to find my way," she told BBC Scotland.

"Turning professional was a huge step. I thought it would be a lot easier.

"I struggled the past two years, just finding my way, building confidence, getting to grips with the level.

"I think what I have improved massively is my mindset. Whether I am playing badly or not, I am trying to keep the same tempo and mindset and not get too flustered."

 

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