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Top of the shots – that’s our Sophie!

BRITISH women’s strokeplay champion Sophie Lamb rounded off the year as England’s top player after clinching the Order of Merit.

And she is one of three North West hot-shots to figure in the top five.

The Clitheroe teenager added her name alongside previous winners such as world number two amateur, Bramhall’s Bronte Law, and Solheim Cup star Charley Hull. “Looking at the names of the women who have won this gives me something to strive for, but also makes me feel proud to have my name next to theirs,” she said after cementing her place at the top with victory in the British strokeplay championship.

Sophie, who was the only player to beat par in the tournament, remarked: “I had a lot of top 10 finishes but this was my first women’s individual win which made it very special.

“It was also one of my last events of 2016 so I was really pleased to be able to get a win in the season.”

She had challenged for a big victory all season, having been leading qualifier in the English women’s matchplay championship, tied fourth in the English women’s amateur and sixth in the English strokeplay. She also helped England to win the Women’s Home Internationals.

Next season the 18-year-old is aiming to win another big event, play her way into the GB&I team for the Vagliano Trophy match against Continental Europe, and to improve her world ranking.

Meanwhile, Delamere Forest’s Gemma Clews finished third and Bronte fifth in the Order of Merit.