Jess Meek lifts St Rule Trophy at St Andrews
Scotland's Jess Meek scored the biggest win of her fledgling career when she beat France’s Aaelle Carnet at the third hole of a sudden-death play-off in the St Rule Trophy tournament at the Home of Golf.
The pair, both aged 20, had tied after 54 holes — 36 over the New Course on Saturday and 18 over the Old Course yesterday (Sunday) — on 13-under-par 213. Scottish Under-21 champion Meek shot 67-75-71, while Carnet carded rounds of 69-71-73.
Meek, who has just completed her first year at the University of Missouri, had a five shot lead over her French rival with nine holes left to play bur Carnet applied the pressure and forced a sudden-death play-off.
The first two holes were halved but disaster struck the French player at the third hole (the second replayed) when she put her second into the Swilcan Burn.
Meek, who had driven miles to the left, hit the green with a solid iron shot to win the hole and the tournament with a par four.