Carly Booth

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Carly Booth
— Golfer —
2011 Women's British Open - Carly Booth (4).jpg
Booth at the 2011 Women's British Open Final Qualifying
Personal information
Full name Carly Booth
Born (1992-06-21) 21 June 1992 (age 21)
Comrie, Scotland
Height 5 ft 6 in (1.68 m)
Nationality  Scotland
Residence Comrie, Scotland
Career
College Glenalmond College
Turned professional 2009
Current tour(s) Ladies European Tour
Professional wins 2
Number of wins by tour
Ladies European Tour 2
Best results in LPGA Major Championships
Kraft Nabisco C'ship DNP
LPGA Championship DNP
U.S. Women's Open CUT: 2013
Women's British Open CUT: 2012, 2013
The Evian Championship DNP

Carly Booth (born 21 June 1992) is a Scottish professional golfer. At the end of 2009, aged 17, she became the youngest-ever Scot to qualify for the Ladies European Tour. Booth became the youngest ladies' club champion in Britain at the age of 11 at Dunblane New.[1]

Early years[edit]

Upon turning professional, Booth had a golf scholarship to complete at Glenalmond College in Scotland. She started there after returning from America, where a stay at David Leadbetter's Academy in Florida was followed by a spell at a school in Arizona. As a youngster, Booth was able to practice on the course made exclusively for her and her brother, professional golfer Wallace, by her father Wally at the family farm near Comrie. Wally was a Commonwealth Games silver medallist wrestling champion.

Amateur career[edit]

Booth enjoyed an amateur career richly laced with records and accolades, being described as a Scottish golfing prodigy.[2] Aged 12, she played with Sandy Lyle in the British Masters Pro-Am[3] and at 14 she appeared in her first professional event, the Ladies Scottish Open, and finished 13th. She was rated the No. 1 junior in Europe after winning the European Junior Masters in 2007, the same year she lifted the Scottish Under-18 and Under-21 titles. In 2008, she became the youngest player to represent Great Britain & Ireland in the 76-year history of the Curtis Cup, facing the Americans in the 35th staging of that match at St Andrews. She also played at the Junior Ryder Cup in 2006 and 2008 and won the Daily Telegraph Finals in 2007 and 2008.[4] In 2010, she finished 14th at LET Final Stage Qualifying School for 2010.

Professional career[edit]

Booth made her professional debut on the Ladies European Tour at the Lalla Meryem Cup in Morocco. She won her first event in May 2012 at the Aberdeen Asset Management Ladies Scottish Open.[5] She won her second event in June at the Deutsche Bank Ladies Swiss Open.[6]

Other activities[edit]

She appeared nude in the 2013 ESPN The Magazine's "Body Issue".[7]

Amateur wins[edit]

  • Ladies Home International: 2007 & 2009
  • Scottish Girls U18: 2007 & 2008
  • Scottish Girls U21: 2007
  • Daily Telegraph Finals: 2007 & 2008
  • European Young Master: 2007

Professional wins (2)[edit]

Ladies European Tour (2)[edit]

No. Date Tournament Winning score To par Margin of
victory
Runners-up Winner's
share ()
1 5 May 2012 Aberdeen Asset Management Ladies Scottish Open 70-71-71=212 –4 1 stroke Australia Frances Bondad, England Florentyna Parker 32,706
2 17 Jun 2012 Deutsche Bank Ladies Swiss Open 70-71-67-68=276 –12 Playoff Germany Caroline Masson, Germany Anja Monke 78,750

Team appearances[edit]

Amateur

References[edit]

  1. ^ Carly Booth Full Biography
  2. ^ "Carly Booth tipped for golf superstardom". The Sunday Times. UK. 25 May 2008. Retrieved 21 August 2011. 
  3. ^ "No multi-million deals yet, but Carly Booth is destined for the top". Herald Scotland. 6 June 2010. Retrieved 21 August 2011. 
  4. ^ "Carly Booth Signs with IMG". 19 August 2010. Retrieved 21 August 2011. 
  5. ^ "Carly Booth wins Aberdeen Asset Management Ladies Scottish Open on home soil". 5 May 2012. Retrieved 7 May 2012. 
  6. ^ "Scotland's Carly Booth wins second Ladies European Tour title in three-way play-off at Swiss Open". The Telegraph. 17 June 2012. Retrieved 19 June 2012. 
  7. ^ "Bodies We Want – Carly Booth". ESPN The Magazine. Retrieved 14 August 2013. 

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