Guernsey golf champion Aimee Ponte targets professional career

Golf

Guernsey golfer Aimee Ponte says she is targeting life as a professional golfer after retaining her island title.

The 17-year-old, who is the won her first island title when she was just 13, but may not be able to contest the title in future.

"I'll miss the island championships in years to come because there are other tournaments in England that are of a higher standard that I'll play in.

"I'd like to play in more but it's whether or not I'm here," she said.

Ponte moves on to the Hampshire championships this weekend and says her aim is to be able to play the sport full-time.

"It's my dream, I want to be the best I can be at it and I'm going to work quite hard for it and see what happens," Ponte told BBC Guernsey.

Ponte still has the English girls championship and the West of England title to play for after this week's county event, which is one she is confident she can do well in.

"I fancy my chances, I've lost in the semi-finals of the county championships two years running," she said.

"But I'm feeling great at the moment and I've played the course before."