Golfer Liz Young cheered on by experts in pregnancy and elite sports

Women’s British Open contender, who is seven months pregnant, shot one-over-par 73 in first round

The magnificent sight of Liz Young powering through the opening round of the Women’s British Open, her seven-month pregnancy bump wrapped in a bright pink top and her husband, Jonathan, in tow as caddie has been welcomed by experts on pregnancy and elite sports.

“The bottom line is if there are no medical complications or contra-indications – go for it,” said Michael Dooley, a fellow of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, who runs the only clinic on sports and gynaecology, at the King Edward VII hospital in London.

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