Krystle caught up in earthquake

30/05/08, TSPL, Scotsman, Sport, Golf, Curtis Cup 2008, the Old Course St Andrews. Great Britain & Ireland v USA.  Krystle caithness watches her putt on the 16th green.  pic Ian Rutherford
30/05/08, TSPL, Scotsman, Sport, Golf, Curtis Cup 2008, the Old Course St Andrews. Great Britain & Ireland v USA. Krystle caithness watches her putt on the 16th green. pic Ian Rutherford
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NORTH east Fife golfer Krystle Caithness has spoken of her horror at seeing the devastating effects of the New Zealand earthquake.

Krystle was in Christchurch after competing in the New Zealand Women’s Open when the earthquake struck on Tuesday, killing at least 75 people.

The 22-year-old managed to email her sports management company 110 sport in Stirling to tell them she was ok.

But she described the situation as a “nightmare” and said the experience had been very traumatic.

Krystle, who lives in Cupar, said: ““There have been a number of casualties and the damage caused is pretty horrific.

“I am due to return to the UK on March 2 and it will be nice to catch up with my friends and family.”

A spokesman for 110sport said:: “We are delighted and greatly relieved that Krystle is all right.

“It is horrendous what has happened over in New Zealand and we are looking forward to Krystle coming home.”

The event, held at the Pegasus Golf Club outside Christchurch, was also attended by tournament director Fraser Munro from Kinross.

A spokesperson for the Ladies’ Golf Union, based in St Andrews, said Mr Munro had been in contact with them to say he was ok.

“We are concerned for the safety and wellbeing of all players on the Ladies European Tour, but we have been reassured they are all ok,” the spokesperson said.