Ossett golf ace set to represent Great Britain at Pinehurst

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A GIFTED golfer from Ossett will be teeing off at one of the world’s greatest courses this year after being picked to play for Great Britain and Ireland.

Talented Toni-Louise Naylor will travel across the pond to the USA to play in the Team World Championships at the world-famous Pinehurst Golf Resort in North Carolina in August.

Her selection marks the high point of an already-successful career as a junior golfer, who continues to go from strength-to-strength at a rapid rate.

The Waterton Park golfer, who picked up her first golf club at the tender age of just five, put her name forward for GB&I squad selection thanks to superb performances on the course last year.

The highlights were a fourth-place finish at the prestigious British junior event the Wee Wonders - finishing just a shot off the lead - , which took place at St Andrews in Scotland.

The youngster also secured an impressive third-place finish at the UK Kids Championships, despite not feeling at her 100 per cent best.

The two results were enough to earn a place in the GB&I squad to travel to North Carolina in August, and they were also enough to help her achieve a place on the England coaching set-up.

Naylor, who plays off an 18.5 handicap and hopes to reduce that to single figures before her 12th birthday in October, will hone her skills with England once a month during the summer and the plan is to stay within the England set-up for eight years.

Her achievements are even greater given the South Parade School pupil usually competes against players two years her senior.

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