EMILY Toy fought back from a seven shot deficit to claim the National Girl's Golf Championship title at Sheringham, writes Athena Chrysanthou.

The 17-year-old who comes from Penryn but now plays at Carlyon Bay carded a 72-hole score of four under to claim the title by two shots ahead of Emma Allen and Lizzie Prior.

At the competition's halfway point, Allen had steamed forward with a seven shot advantage.

However, Toy was not put off by this and a pair of 72s over the last two days helped overhaul the lead as Allen slipped back with rounds of 78 and 75.

Afterwards, Toy said: "I wasn’t really focusing on what Emma was doing I was just concentrating on what I could do.

"I was taking every shot as it came, if you get too far ahead you can lose it. I don’t think this has really sunk in yet."

Having learned her craft at Budock Vean, the teenager went on to become the youngest ever winner of the Cornwall Ladies' Championship.

"Winning the county championships was my previous best and this moves me onto the next level," Toy said.