The results of the 2022 ELJGL Championships are now available on Golf Genius here. Apologies for the delay. Photos of the prize giving and prizewinners are in a separate post now. There was some spectacular scoring! Our Championships were combined with our Team Strokeplay event for the first time. Sadly, 2 of our 11 member Clubs did not manage to field the minimum of 3 Players to compete in this Team event.
There were 62 players, with the 36 older U16/U18 Boys completing 2 rounds. Everyone played off the medal tees.
Kilspindie was in great shape for our visit, so many thanks to our hosts, Craig and Chris, and to the Kilspindie members, and our Starter John Anderson. Thanks as usual to Shona Paton. The help received on our scoring software, from Jenny Potter of Golf Genius, was invaluable in sorting out the various divisions, age groups and Teams. Provost John McMillan was on hand to present some of the prizes to the younger Boys, and to the Girls. Thanks John! Thanks to the R&A for donating so many lovely prizes, and we have carried some of them over for the upcoming Scottish Junior Team Championships.
It was a very complicated and a long day for the organisers! So much so, that the prize-givings for the U18/U16 Boys and for the Team event, were held over! The final winning scores, and list of prizewinners, are now published below.
Gullane dominated the Boys scratch event and were deserved winners of the Team Strokeplay Trophy, over 18 holes in the morning, with a 5 under par total, best 3 from 4 scratch scores. Craigielaw, helped by Corey Hagan’s 11 under par round of net 58, won the handicap Team event.
There were 10 girls competing in the Championships, and Evie McCallum took the scratch spoils with a gross 70, level par. Kate Thomson of Winterfield, won the net with a 59!
Dunbar’s newest recruit from Bathgate, Corran Fraser, who only joined the Club and the League on the day before the event, scooped the 36 hole handicap event with a great total of 126, playing off a handicap of 8!
Scottish Golf might note some of the Boys’ scratch scores! A 36 hole gross total of 128 by Fergus Brown, and a 2nd round of 62 by Andrew Hendry! Corey Hagan of Craigielaw, aged 13, scored a scratch 67. Our new Scottish Boys U12s Champion, 11 year old West Links Junior member Ryan Killorn, broke par with a 68!
We have now secured a venue for our annual Championships next year. They will be at Longniddry on Friday the 4th August. Please put this in your diary so you don’t miss out!
The Scratch Team Strokeplay event scheduled for July had to be cancelled due to there being very few Teams entering. The schools Summer holidays were probably the reason for that. So, we combined the event with the League Individual Championships in August, when 62 Players turned out. So 9 Teams were able to compete in the Team event. Gullane, in the best 3 out of 4 scores format, scored a gross 5 under par gross Team total. Fergus Brown was their top player with a gross 64, and he was ably supported by Andrew Hendry and Jack Lucas. Longniddry were the closest challengers just 3 strokes behind. In the Handicap event, Craigielaw scored an impressive 13 under par total, led by Corey Hagan off 9, who scored a great 11 under par 58! Adam McLean and Jack Barnes scored net 68s, to push Longniddry into 2nd spot, only 3 strokes behind, despite Ben Austin’s great score of net 63! Many thanks to Kilspindie for hosting the event.