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Young golfer shoots into records
A Lincolnshire girl has earned herself a place in history by becoming the youngest female to sink a hole in one.

Kate Langley, from Scotter, will be in the 2007 book of Guinness World Records after she hit the shot aged 9 years and 166 days.

She made the remarkable score on a 134 yard par three hole at the Forest Pines course near Brigg, where she is a junior member.

She was 109 days younger than the previous title holder.

I hit the ball and thought it had gone past the hole but when I went up to find it - it was in the hole
Kate Langley, record holder

Her father, Simon Langley, 38, was amazed when he watched his daughter hit the shot in August.

"I couldn't believe it. We watched her play the shot and thought the ball had gone at the back of the green.

"She was thrilled when she saw it had actually gone in the hole. It was pretty good going considering she had only been playing for five months," he said.

Budding sports star Kate is now taking weekly golf and tennis lessons, but has only been playing golf for a year.

She said: "I hit the ball and thought it had gone past the hole but when I went up to find it - it was in the hole."




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