30 Oct '13, 10am

First female winner at World Crazy Golf Championships: Olivia Prokopova, 18, thrashes the field by 21 shots

First female winner at World Crazy Golf Championships: Olivia Prokopova, 18, thrashes the field by 21 shots

A strict training regime is paying dividends for Prokopova SCHOOLGIRL Olivia Prokopova won the 11th World Crazy Golf Championships at a Windswept Hastings course on Sunday becoming the first woman to win the event. Prokopova, 18, blew the field away and won by 21 shots, adding to her US Masters and US Open minigolf titles. She was one of only nine female competitors in the 78-strong event and she was the only female in the top 50. She also picked up the dedicated women’s trophy which shows the lowered expectations for ladies in the competition. Propopova isn’t perturbed by the gender imbalance and said:"I don't have any problems with that. I get on well with other players, and they're happy for me because they've known me since I was a kid." "There's no reason why girls can't do as well as men," she added. "I practised every day for 15 years, so now I can." She picked up a...

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