Alison McBride wins Babe Zaharias Trophy

Alison McBride
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Harburn’s Alison McBride won the Babe Zaharias Trophy at Gullane – 70 years after the legendary American won the Ladies British Amateur at the East Lothian venue.

A scratch 75 did the trick for McBride, who finished a shot ahead of Leanne Wilson (Kelso) and two in front of Maureen Richmond (Royal Liverpool).

“There were lots of promises to return next year to play at Luffness, the next venue for the competition,” said Elaine Dick, chairperson of the team running this event. “The final figure raised for Macmillan Fund will exceed the £3,400 raised last year, thanks to the support of Gullane Golf Club nd Lindsays, as well as the many organisations who donated prizes and the team of supporters who helped us run the event.”

Mildred Didrikson Zaharias, nicknamed “Babe” after the USA baseball player, was an Olympic champion at several disciplines in the 1930s. Indeed, she is widely regarded as the greatest female all-round athlete there has ever been.

She died in 1955 aged 45 after a long battle with colon cancer.