Student celebrates success after qualifying for Golf European Masters in Spain

Congratulations to Worcester Sixth Form College (and former Nunnery Wood High School) student, Lauren Sharp, who has qualified to compete in the Golf European Masters in Spain.

Lauren first started playing golf when she was 4 years old, after going to the local golf range with her dad and asking for lessons. Her passion for golf started at this point and Lauren has been participating in the sport ever since!

Lauren currently plays for the Junior County Worcestershire and Herefordshire Girls Teams and will be captain next year. She spends a lot of her time playing golf, and as well as the county teams, also plays for the Droitwich Ladies Scratch Team, and is a member of the Droitwich Golf Club (her home club), the Worcestershire Golf Club in Malvern and the Worcester Golf and Country Club. Lauren was also part of the England Golf Girls Regional Development Programme back in

So far in Lauren’s golfing career, she has played in national tournaments such as the Scottish U18s, the amateur English girls in Lyme Regis and the R&A English girls’ amateur U16s championships in York. She will now take her talent to the international stage after qualifying for the Junior European Open.

The Junior European Open, first staged in 1993 and now in its 27th year, is widely considered as the toughest test in junior golf across Europe. Junior competitors battle it out in regional heats with a select few going through to the Masters which will take place in Cadiz in Spain next month.

Lauren, who’s handicap is 4.6 (5), qualified for the Junior European Open by winning the qualifier at Drayton Park Golf Club. She is very excited about this as it is not only a fantastic achievement, but also her first time abroad.

Lauren has been given an award from the College’s Support for Excellence Scheme as a contribution to the costs associated with participating in the Masters.