Clara Young of North Berwick, a 3-time ELJG League Girls Champion, has started her college course at Missouri University (Mizzou) at Columbia, USA. The League wishes Clara well and will watch her progress in future. David Rudd, of Longniddry, played in the 54 hole SGU U16 Junior Tour Championship. Sadly, David missed the cut. Tantallon Juniors played a Match against the Spanish U16 Boys and Girls squad, who are touring some links courses in East Lothian. The result was 2.5 matches each. The highest handicap of the 5 girls was +0.7! The Spanish Team also played a combined Lothians Boys and East of Scotland Girls Team at Longniddry. Result awaited.
The League Trophy was presented to Gullane GC after they defeated a strong Tantallon side 6 – 1. The Glen, who had to win 7 – 0 to have a chance of overtaking Gullane, played brilliantly to beat Haddington by that score! Haddington played well but narrowly lost all 3 matches. Kilspindie edged into 3rd place behind The Glen by winning 5 – 2 against Longniddry. The match between North Berwick and Craigielaw, both with depleted Teams, resulted in a 7 – 0 win for Craigielaw. Dunbar were given a walkover by Royal Musselburgh who have dropped out of the League this year. So congratulations to Gullane, who also won the Team Strokeplay this year, and are now on for the “treble” in the County Cup at Royal Musselburgh on the 15th and 16th October! The League Table has been updated and photos will appear in the Gallery. Well Done to the Junior Convenors Martin Black and Gail Chalmers, and to the Gullane Team. Press article below under “read more”
Our own Lesley Nicholson of Haddington and Lauren Lee of Musselburgh both played in the Aberdeen Asset Ladies Open at Archerfield, but did not progress to the last round. In the SGF Lothians U12/14/16 at Gullane No 3, EL competitors did well taking 9 of the 15 prizes. Joseph Cookson of Gullane won the U12 Scratch with an 83, whilst Lewis Govenlock of The Glen won the U16 scratch with a 73. Other EL Juniors took 1st and 2nd places in both the U14s and U12s handicap competition. Gabrielle Macdonald, Craigielaw, the current Scottish Ladies Champion, was top Scot as she finished T15th, in the Ladies’ British Open Strokeplay at Ashburnham from the 20th to the 22nd August. Grant Forrest played in the US Amateur Championship at Atlanta Athletic Club but did not qualify for the matchplay. However, Grant was in the winning GB&I Team against Europe in the St. Andrews Trophy played in Sweden. The GB&I Boys Team also won the Jacques Leglise Trophy played over the same course. In the British Boys’ Championship at Prestwick and Dundonald, Lewis Bain and Murray Naysmith of EL Clubs were in the field but did not make the cut. Two other Scots led the 64+ qualifiers but Ewen Ferguson, current holder of this title, together with the 2014 Scottish Boys’ and the 2014 Scottish Boys Strokeplay titles, progressed as far as the semis. In the Boys’ Home Internationals, Scotland beat England but lost to both Ireland and Wales. In the British Girls Championship at Massereene in Northern Island, Clara Young of North Berwick made the cut in the top 64, then lost in the first round of the Matchplay. In the Girls’ Home Internationals, Clara and Joanne Free of Gullane both represented Scotland, who sadly came last in the event. Clara won her final singles match. In the Loretto School Scottish Boys and Girls U14s, Charlotte Munro of Gullane finished 16th. The Fairstone Scottish Mens’ Amateur Championship was played at Downfield, Dundee. Around 24 present and former EL Boys were in the field of 256. Grant Forrest of Craigielaw, Euan Bowden and Chris Low, both of Tantallon, and the holder Alexander Culverwell of Dunbar, all did well. The event was won by Chris Robb. To see the results, click the link above. For a report see here. Euan Bowden has won the prestigious Willie Park Putter, the Gents 36 hole Open, at Royal Musselburgh with scores of 74 and 64! Well done!
The programme for the Scotland Finals in 2014/15 means that our 1st, 2nd and 3rd placed Teams in the League may either go to Alyth on the 6th September, Downfield on Saturday the 13th September, or Scotscraig on Sunday the 14th September. The Scottish Final will be at Kingsbarns on Sunday the 26th October. We have paid for the entry for our League winners, and participation is optional for the Teams placed 2nd and 3rd.
Below can be found the results from all 9 Match Days in 2014. [Read More...]