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Lea-Anne merits county success

LEA-Anne Bramwell has won the Denbighshire and Flintshire County Girls Order of Merit gross category for 2015.

The 15-year-old, St David’s College, Llandudno pupil was presented with the trophy by county captain Kim Harcombe at a presentation dinner at Mold.

The competition runs throughout the year when the girls compete at different courses within the county. Points are awarded for the finishing position at each venue. The competition brings together girls from all over the county with handicaps ranging from 36 to three.

Lea-Anne has recovered from an awful riding accident in February 2014 when she suffered a slipped hip joint which was operated on during the middle of the year. She was confined to a wheelchair for six weeks and then crutches. Dad Jason explained: “Being unable to ride again, she threw herself into golf and worked extremely hard during last winter.

“She started this year off as a 12 handicapper and got down as low as five in August.”

Currently playing off six, the Abergele and Wrexham member has been chosen for the Golf Union of Wales, North Wales Regional Squad.

“Golf is a huge part of her life. She works on her swing every day and is building her fitness in the gym ahead of next season,” added Jason.

The season is not quite over for Lea-Anne – earlier on this year she qualified for the European Junior Championships at Tytherington when she won through to the finals in Spain.

The week-long competition for the Junior European Finals takes place during the first week in December with about 100 juniors playing, 30 of which are girls.

Jason said: “A massive goal for this next season is to earn a place on the Welsh team to represent her country. With all the hard work and commitment, who knows!”

Lea-Anne is pictured with county captain Kim Harcombe.