Shannon beats 25-year-old Aboyne record

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Shannon McWilliam, 16-year-old Junior Vagliano Trophy team player for GB and I, has beaten the 25-year-old Aboyne Golf Club’s women’s course record.

Shannon shot a seven-under-par 65 in the club’s women’s championship first qualifying round this week - two shots inside the old record of 67 set by Julie Forbes in August 1991.

McWilliam had an eagle, six birdies and one bogey in halves of 31 (four under par) and 34 (three under).

Her figures were:

OUT: 3-4-3 3-4-4 4-3-3 - 31.

IN: 4-5-3 4-3-4 4-5-2 - 34.

Her birdies came at the first, third, seventh, ninth, 10th and 16th.

Shannon, who lives at Torphins and is a pupil at Aboyne Academy, will be 17 years old on August 8.