A 12-year-old golfer - who hit her first ball aged three – beat thousands of amateur golfers across England to play a round of golf with a professional.

Isabelle Badger, from Stourbridge, played a round of golf with professional Thorbjørn Olesen in the pro-am of the Sky Sports British Masters at Walton Heath on Wednesday (October 10) after lifting the Bridgestone Chase Your Dream Trophy.

The Pedmore High School pupil joined Spencer Burlingham, from Saffron Walden, and Martin Derrick, from Hove, to win the final of the competition at the pro-am of the Bridgestone Challenge at Luton Hoo in September.

The 12-year-old was meant to be back in the classroom for the first day of the new term on the day of the competition but was given special dispensation to play in the finals.

The 13-handicapper said: “It feels amazing! My own dream is to become a professional golfer one day.

“I have lots of heroes in golf, so I can’t wait to meet some of them at the British Masters.

“It was meant to be my first day back at school, so I couldn’t wait to tell my teachers and friends that I won!”

The Bridgestone Chase Your Dream Trophy, run in partnership with England Golf, was open to winners of 2017 club competitions and concluded at the pro-am of the Bridgestone Challenge at Luton Hoo, where the top nine men and female golfers overall converged to play in a mixed team format.

Andy Mathias, Bridgestone’s north region marketing communications manager, said: “Isabelle, Spencer and Martin should feel so proud of their achievement.

“They have prevailed over thousands of amateurs and their journey to this point has been a long one.

“They have had to overcome their own hurdles during a number of rounds no doubt, but to see them lifting the silverware at the end of it all was a great sight.”