St Rule Trophy 2014

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.

 

Previous Winners

YEAR WINNER
2014 Jessica Meek (Scotland) 213
2013 Ailsa Summers (Scotland) 211
2012 Laura Murray (Scotland) 220
2011 Ashley Ona (Australia) 73 (reduced to 18 holes)
2010 Laura Murray (Scotland) 221 (play-off)
2009 Kylie Walker (Scotland) 218
2008 Kylie Walker (Scotland) 148 (reduced to 36 holes)
2007 Melissa Reid (England) 209
2006 Krystle Caithness (Scotland) 216
2005 Naomi Edwards (England) 225
2004 Louise Stahle (Sweden) 141 (reduced to 36 holes)
2003 Karen Borjeskog (Sweden) 217
2002 Heather Sitlring (Scotland) 218
2001 Alison Coffey (Ireland) 221
2000 Vikki Laing (Scotland) 153 (reduced to 36 holes)
1999 Lesley Nicholson (Scotland) 227
1998 Nuris Clau (Spain) 154 (reduced to 36 holes)
1997 Kim Rostron (England) 217
1996 Anne Laing (Scotland) 227 
1995 Maria Hjorth (Sweden) 220
1994 Catriona Matthew (Scotland) 217
1993 Catriona Lambert (Scotland) 215
1992 Morag Wright (Scotland) 222
1991 Alison Rose (Scotland) 237
1990 Annika Sorenstam (Sweden) 228
1989 Christine Middleton (Scotland) 232
1988 Christine Middleton (Scotland) 152 (36 hole competition)
1987 Joanne Morley (England) 153 (36 hole competition)
1986 Tracey Hammond (England) 153 (36 hole competition)
1985 Kathryn Imrie (Scotland) 151 (36 hole competition)
1984 Penny Hammel (USA) 149 (36 hole competition)

 

Team Event

YEAR WINNER
2014 England - 430
2013 France - 428
2012 Scotland - 446
2011 Australia - 146
2010 Australia - 437
2009 Scotland - 443
2008 France - 299
2007 England - 432
2006 Ireland - 441
2005 England - 450
2004 Sweden - 288
2003 Ireland - 443
2002 Ireland - 451
2001 Scotland - 452
2000 Scotland - 314
1999 England - 454
1998 Scotland - 315
1997 England - 443
1996 England - 454
1995 Sweden - 442
1994 Scotland - 444
1993 Sciotland - 430
1992 Sweden - 304
1991 Scotland - 319
1990 Sweden - 304