Aberdeen golfer Elaine Farquharson-Black has turned back the clock to her glory days as an amateur international golfer, by becoming the first female player to return a score under par of 72 at Hacienda del Alamo.
Invited by Billy Sim, the resort's director of golf, to compete in the Torneo Fundacion Chinguetti one-round charity competition while on holiday at Hacienda del Alamo, Elaine claimed the course record with a score of 70.
"Considering Elaine had not seen the course before, it was a fantastic effort," said Billy "The ladies' course is more than 6,000yd long and no female golfer has come near breaking the par of 72 in the two or three years since Dave Thomas designed the championship course."
"It's a long course and you have to drive the ball well to score but it was the greens I liked best. They were just the right pace for me, on the quick side, but very true with little or no borrow. I felt I just had to hit the putt along the line and it would go in ... which it did most of the time," said Elaine who was a +3 player in the early 1990s. She is still playing off scratch with a minimum amount of rounds per year.
"It's nice to know I can still get a good score when everything falls into place.”
Elaine is a former Scottish girls' and women's champion and twice a Curtis Cup player.