Pinner Hill Golf Club's Nicola Foster, 14, challenged the Middlesex seniors at the recent County Championship.

She was one of the juniors who were invited to play in the Senior Spring Meeting at Crews Hill Golf Club, and she qualified for the knockout stage the following weekend.

In the knockout, sixteen players played off scratch and Nicola had excellent results, beating two more experienced senior players before eventually losing to another in the semi-finals of the competition.

Nicola's outstanding play won her the Championship bronze medal, along with an invitation to play for the senior Middlesex team at County Week in June.

Nicola has been a member of Pinner Hill for six years and, for the second time, will be playing for Middlesex at Junior County Week at Wyke Green Golf Club in August.

Nicola's immediate challenge is now a good finish in Pinner Hill's Mixed Junior Open on Friday, May 30. This event incorporates the Daily Telegraph Junior Open Golf Championship and is played as a medal over 36 holes.

There are scratch and handicap prizes, as well as rewards for the different age groups and best morning and afternoon results. Lunch and sandwiches at the end of the day are included in the £20 entry fee. Entrants must have official handicaps: maximum 28 for boys and 36 for girls.

Entries can still be accepted by ringing the organiser, Lloyd Millwood, on 020 8863 7364, or 07958 246705.

Nicola is in year nine at Pinner's Nower Hill High School and lives in Harrow. She represents the school in the netball and rounders teams and is also very keen on athletics. Her ability in the latter sport led her to join the Harrow AC five years ago.

Between school and club, Nicola competes in cross country, 800m and 1500m events.

However, golf seems to be her first love and, after past Junior Open wins at Chartridge and Brookmans Park, it will be worth following her golf career. 

* Any adults interested in taking up golf at Pinner Hill Golf Club's Academy should make contact with the general manager on 020 8866 0963. The same number can also be used to enquire about club membership.