Booth wins first LET title in home country


There's no place like home. And for Carly Booth, her home country was the site for her first Ladies European Tour win.

In near-freezing conditions, the 19-year-old Booth shot a final-round 1-under 71 to win the Aberdeen Asset Management Ladies Scottish Open by a shot.  

Florentyna Parker and Frances Bondad finished in joint second place at Archerfield Links.

Booth got up-and-down for par on the final two holes to take the title. Left with a 2-foot putt for the win, Booth felt an eternity pass before the ball dropped in the cup.

“It stopped at least for a second and I thought it was going to come up short. It was like the longest 2-foot putt I’ve ever had to hole,” said Booth to the Ladies European Tour website.

Playing this event on a sponsor's exemption, Booth did not have LET status this season. She is now exempt through 2014. 

The win is her second in a month, earning her first professional win two weeks ago in France at the Dinard Ladies Open on the LET Access Series, an equivalent to the LPGA's Symetra Tour (formerly the Futures Tour).