EL players were well to the fore in the Race to Dunbar Finals on Sunday the 19th October. Results and report. Players qualified by being in the Top Tens of the Lothians/SGF Orders of Merit. Connor Farrell of Longniddry won the U18 Boys OOM. Greig Govenlock of The Glen had the best handicap score at the Final with an 81 net 76, which score won by 5 shots! Well done to all our players! And the League is very grateful for the contribution made to Junior Golf in The Lothians by Stephen, and by the SGF Manager, Scott Knowles. Photos will appear soon in our Gallery, by courtesy of Kenny Smith Photography from whom originals may be ordered.
Convenors, Players and Parents – please note that nominations can now be accepted for the 2014/15 Development Centres. The nearest is at Gullane. Closes 31st October.
Longniddry convincingly won the Junior County Cup, a foursomes matchplay format, by defeating a strong Gullane team, already holders of this years League and Strokeplay titles. Longniddry’s first pair, Jack Rogan and Connor Farrell were 2 under par by the 17th hole and 7 up in a scratch match against Joanne Free and Andrew Ni. They were well supported by Jonny Pryde and Chris Algeo who were 3 up at the 14th hole against Oliver and William Ladbrooke in a handicap match. The Longniddry Team also had the support of Nathan Free, former EL Junior, now Assistant Pro at Longniddry, and we hope his sister is speaking to him again! The full results appear below under “Read More” with a photo of the winners. The trophy was presented by Royal Musselburgh’s Captain, Jim Cunningham who was thanked for the excellent hosting of the event by all concerned at the Club. [Read More...]
Longniddry won the Junior County Cup – see separate Post. The Stephen Gallacher Foundation “Race to Dunbar” concludes on Sunday 19th October. We have some players competing. Supporters will be welcome. Well done to Joanne Free of Gullane Juniors who has had a great win in a National event – the Scottish Junior Champion of Champions! Joanne carded a level par 71 over the Duke’s Course at St. Andrews. Scores. Clara Young of North Berwick won the same event in 2012. Rob Paterson of Kilspindie was T19 in the Boys’ event. Tara Mactaggart, former North Berwick Junior, is in the field for the Faldo Series Grand Final in Greenbrier, USA. Good luck to Tara! Former EL Juniors Greg Smail of Craigielaw and and Calum Hill of Tantallon had a fantastic result in a US College event. See results here. Sadly, no Teams from East Lothian qualified for the Grand Final of the Clubgolf Junior Masters at Blairgowrie on the 20th October.
Gullane Juniors pulled off a fantastic win in the JTG Semi-Final at Alyth on the 6th September. They won by a staggering 22 strokes from their nearest rivals. All the Gullane players had good scores – see below. Joanne Free was the only girl in the event, and had a great net 68, whilst Graeme Chalmers had the best net score of the day with a 65. Well done to all of the Team, and we wish them luck in the Finals at Kingsbarns on Sunday 26th October. We hope your passports will then be required for Spain! The Glen also played in a Semi-Final at Scotscraig on the same day, and they finished a close second to the winners, Eastwood GC. These scores are also found below. Scores have been received for another Semi-Final held at Downfield, in which the Kilspindie Juniors competed, but sadly, they did not qualify for the Finals either. A very strong Turnhouse won on a countback. Scores are below. Haggs Castle from Glasgow are the fourth Team in the Finals [Read More...]