Ruth scoops major title

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Rising star Ruth Rastrick has won a top Midlands golfing crown.

And the Chesterfield teenager’s success has seen her handicap plummet from ten to six in a month.

Ruth, 17, a member at Stanedge and Matlock Golf Clubs scooped the Midlands girls net title at Beeston Fields, Nottingham.

In the 36-hole competition, Ruth won the laurels with rounds of 69 and 65.

In addition, in the gross competition, she was placed fourth with scores of 73 and 77 to finish on plus four.

Ruth also joined forces with Lydia Ingman, from Tapton and Breadsall’s Phoebe Torrance to win the the net team prize for Derbyshire.

And Ruth was a member of the Derbyshire team that came second in the gross team prize.

They were pipped by Nottinghamshire on a count back.

Stanedge Ladies Captain Chris Norcliffe said everyone at the club was delighted with Ruth’s success.

She said: “We are hugely proud of Ruth and her achievements. It is a very long time since a Stanedge junior achieved such terrific success – we are following her progress with great interest.”