Lauren Taylor will join top Northamptonshire ladies golfer Charley Hull in the 2015 US Women’s Open next month after she came through a qualifying play-off at Buckinghamshire Golf Club.
After posting a total of three-under-par 139, the 21-year-old showed nerves of steel as she birdied the first extra hole to book a place at Lancaster Country Club on July 9-12.
Taylor, who was a member at Northants County member when she won the BBC Young Sports Personality of the Year in 2011, said: “It couldn’t have gone better.
“I finished birdie, birdie and then to go into a play-off and birdie the hole was really fun. It was a nice fist pump at the end.”
Hull, who is competing in the Manulife LPGA Classic in Canada today (Thursday) ahead of the second major of the year next week, is guaranteed a place in the US Open due to her world ranking of 47.