Three and easy for golfer Nicola

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ONE of the district’s most promising young golfers has made it three wins in a row - capping what has been her most successful year to date.

Gifted Nicola Ferguson clinched victory on Sunday in The Clober Golf Club Ladies’ Championship, beating rival Gail Smith on the 13th hole after going six holes up with only five left to play.

This is now the fourth time Nicola has won this.

She was also club champion in 2006 and 2007.

The former Douglas Academy pupil admitted she was confident going into the final of the week long competition and glad that all her training had paid off.

Nicola (21) said: “I feel rewarded. I played steady and didn’t do much wrong over the three rounds that I played on Monday, Thursday and Sunday. I have been quite focussed this year and the practising has been going well.”

However the sports development student, who is studying at the University of the West of Scotland, added: “I have to say that I put a great deal of my success down to the support I have receive from family and friends.”

This latest win cements the young golfer as one of the most successful in Scotland and she looks set for a very bright future in the sport.

The Clober Golf Club player, who is also a member of Milngavie Golf Club, won Milngavie’s club championship in June after beating Lois Connel by four and three.

Before that she clinched the prestigious Dunbartonshire and Argyll Ladies’ Championship back at the start of season in April.

Gary McFarlane, Clober Golf Club’s professional, said: “It has been a great year for her and she is really happy with her game so far.

“It was no surprise that she won as she is a fantastic golfer.”

Next up for the talented golfer is the Scottish under 21 title at Cardross Golf Club which kicks off next Wednesday, culminating on Friday.

Nicola said: “I would like to think I’m in with a chance, but I just don’t know.

“There will be some pretty good players there and the standard is always very high. It will be really competitive.”