GOLF: Special exemption for Lauren

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Automatic place in 2012 women’s US Open

Lauren Taylor will be playing against the world’s top professionals in the US Open in Wisconsin this summer.

The USGA announced a change in the rules this week that give qualification to the British Amateur Champion.

Lauren, 17, became the youngest ever British Amateur Champion last year, which also gained her an automatic place to play in the 2011 women’s British Open which was held in Carnoustie.

Full story in this week’s Advertiser (February 9 edition)