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Louisa heading for America

By David Birtill

BURY prospect Louisa Brunt celebrated her 18th birthday during the Telegraph BMW Junior Championship at Portugal resort Quinta do Lago in Portugal.

But she was anything but downcast despite failing to clinch victory in her final junior event. Louisa was making her second appearance in the prestigious 54-hole competition and her last in the junior ranks before heading off to America to continue her blossoming career.

Rounds of 83, 75 and 78 on Quinta do Lago’s acclaimed North Course were only good enough to earn her sixth place but she admitted: “I came here simply to enjoy the week as it was my last junior event. I didn’t want to put too much pressure on myself and it was great to end my junior career in such a class field at Quinta do Lago.

“I’m going away to America for four years at Texas Tech and I had my 18th birthday during the week, so all in all it was memorable.”