KirkwoodGolf: FUTURES TOUR

Sunday, August 20, 2006



Vikki Laing, on the verge of her best finish on the United States Futures Tour this season, crashed to a final round of seven-over-par 79 in the Hunters Oak Classic at Queenstown, Maryland on Sunday.
The 25-year-old former Scottish girls champion and past Curtis Cup player from Musselburgh plummeted from eighth place at the start of the day to a final position of joint 36th.
She scored 68, 73 and 79 for a four-over-par total of 220, earning only $358 instead of a potential four-figure pay-out.
Miss Laing had double-bogeys at the fifth and seventh and shed other shots at the fourth, ninth, 11th and 12th in halves of 39 (three over par) and 40 (four over par). She had one birdie, at the long seventh.
The $9,800 top prize was won by Ashley Hoagland from Palmetto, Florida wit scores of 68, 68 and 70 for 10-under-par 206.
She won by two shots from joint runners-up Sarah Lynn Johnston of St Charlotte, Illinois and Yeon Joo Lee (Seoul), one of the many Koreans who play on the Futures Tour, American’s No 2 women’s professional circuit.
They each earned $6,082.
Brenda McLarnon from Belfast, a former US college circuit player, finished joint 48th on 222 with scores of 75, 73 and 74.