BOWLS starlet Megan Kivlin made history at the weekend as she became the youngest winner of the British Isles Ladies Junior Singles title.

The teenage starlet got her hands on the trophy after some exceptional performances at the championships, held at County Derry BC in Northern Ireland.

And Kivlin, a Ross High School pupil and member at East Lothian Co-operative (EL-Coop) Bowling Club, was thrilled with her success.

The 16-year-old said: “I’m over the moon

“It couldn’t have gone any better for me, starting with a good win (15-6) over Wales’ Ysie White in the semi-final.

“I knew I would have to bring my ‘A’ game into the final as Sophie [Tolchard] is a cracking player, and thankfully I did.”

Kivlin’s club were equally delighted of her achievements.

A spokesperson for the Tranent-based club told Courier Sport: “The club are very proud of Megan and all her accomplishments in her young career so far and it’s only what she deserves, as she’s a hard-working girl who puts in a lot of time practising and always trying to improve.

“She seems to have a knack of winning trophies first time around as she became the youngest ladies’ club champion two weeks before her 15th birthday, then two weeks after her birthday she became the youngest ever county ladies’ champion of champions.

“Last year she became the youngest ever national ladies’ under 25s champion two weeks before her 16th birthday, which gave her the place in this weekend’s Junior British Isles Championships.

“Megan was probably third favourite going into the tournament, as her semi-final opponent Ysie White is part of the Wales Ladies Elite squad, and her opponent for the final, Sophie Tolchard of England, is part of the Bowls England Ladies Elite squad and played at the Glasgow Commonwealth Games 2014 for England and was part of the gold medal-winning triple.

“So for Megan to come home as the 2017 British Isles Ladies Junior Singles champion is absolutely amazing and the club couldn’t be more proud of the work she puts in and the way she conducts herself on and off the green.”

Also over the course of last weekend, Kivlin was part of a Scotland Ladies Junior International Team that could not prevent England from retaining the British Isles Junior International series for a remarkable eighth consecutive year.

The young Scots finished in runners-up spot after recording encouraging wins over hosts Ireland and Wales but unfortunately were no match for England, suffering a heavy 56-shot defeat.

Before heading over to Ireland, Kivlin and EL-Coop team-mate David Young were part of a Scotland Young Bowlers Association International team that were successful against a strong Ireland under-18 team.

The Scots posted a hard-fought 18-12 points victory over the course of three test matches played at Inchinnan BC in Renfrewshire.