Rising Ladies European Tour star Meghan MacLaren claimed her first Tour title with a two-shot win in the Women’s New South Wales Open in Australia, over the weekend.
MacLaren finished in a tie for fourth place at the 2017 Farmfoods British Par 3 Championship, which was the best performance by a woman golfer, and the 23-year-old has continued her strong form into 2018.
She said: “It feels incredible. I didn’t think those words would be coming out of my mouth so soon.
“It can take some players years before they get over the line. To do it now gives me a lot of confidence.”
The victory in Australia has cemented MacLaren’s reputation as one of the most exciting young names on the Ladies European Tour. Her performance in tricky conditions around the Cromwell Course at last year’s BP3 has led to many touting her to become the first female winner of the event.
Following recent wins for Eddie Pepperell and the rise of Tommy Fleetwood, the Farmfoods British Par 3 Championship continues to be a top test for many young up-and-coming professionals. Established players to have played in the past consist of major winners Tony Jacklin CBE, Paul Lawrie OBE, Michael Campbell and Dame Laura Davies, with both male and female golfers competing side-by-side around the tough Cromwell Course at Nailcote Hall, Warwickshire.
This year the Farmfoods British Par 3 Championship takes place between August 7-10 at Nailcote Hall. For more information, and to register for free tickets, please visit: http://britishpar3.com/booking/event-ticket/2018.