Teens Dominate At Lalla Meryem Cup
Ariya Jutanugarn led the charge of the youngsters on the Ladies European Tour claiming a victory at the Lalla Meryem Cup in Agadir.
The Thai teenager’s win in Morocco was the perfect start to her professional career in just her fourth LET start.
In fact, the tournament turned into a tale of two teenagers. Seventeen-year-old Jutanugarn began the final round one shot behind 16-year-old English Curtis Cup player Charley Hull, but didn’t take long to get to the top of the leaderboard. In the end Charley finished three back in a tie for second place with American Beth Allen, quite the achievement on her first pro outing.
Hull, from Kettering, and Jutanugarn graduated from tour school in Morocco together in December, and are regarded as two of the world's most promising young golfers.
Another youngster showing fine form was Melissa Reid who recorded her first top-10 finish of the Ladies European Tour season. The 25 year old showed signs she may be getting back to her best following injury problems of the previous season and a late return to the LET in 2013.
The Derby professional finished in a four-way tie for eighth place at the Lalla Meryem Cup in Morocco, alongside Laura Davies, Lee-Anne Pace and Klara Spilkova.
Reid earned 6,971 euros for her efforts in Morocco as she attempts to make up for lost time and force her way into the reckoning for Europe's defense of the Solheim Cup in the States this year.