On the 19th March 2023, the Dunbar Team of Kiron Gribble, Kai Laing, Corran Fraser, and Rory Allan combined well to pip the Haddington Team at the 20th hole in the 2022 Junior County Cup, held at Longniddry GC. The Haddington Team comprised Adam Nichol, Murray Bowsher, Adam MacDonald and Ben Austin. Both games were played in the alternate shot Foursomes format, off handicap, with the winners decided by the aggregate score over 2 games. In the first game, Kiron and Kai managed to win the last 2 holes for Dunbar to finish 4 up against Adam Nichol and Murray. In the second game, Adam MacDonald and Ben for Haddington finished 4 up against Corran and Rory. So with the aggregate score then being all square, both games proceeded to play extra holes until either Team emerged as aggregate winners. At the first extra hole Haddington went ahead in the first game with a par 4 but in the following game Rory holed a good putt for a par 4 to level the score again. In fading light, both games proceeded down the 2nd extra hole where both Dunbar pairs made excellent winning par 4s. This was a great Match played in fine spirit and a great example of Team play. The Joint League Secretary Dave Warren was on hand to watch the Match, after which he presented the trophy and prizes to the winning Dunbar Team, and consolation prizes to the Haddington Team. Haddington fielded the same 4 Players in each round, whilst Dunbar fielded Elliot Brunton and Murray Welsh in earlier rounds. They also both received a prize for their contribution. Dave Warren thanked Joint League Secretary Jack Rogan for organising the tournament, and Steve Austin of Haddington for starting the Match. The League would like to thank Longniddry Golf Club for hosting the final. Photos below:-
The Dunbar Team L-R – Kiron Gribble, Kai Laing, Corran Fraser, Rory Allan.
The Haddington Team:- L-R – Adam Nichol, Adam MacDonald, Murray Bowsher, Ben Austin.
Rory holing a crucial putt on the 19th hole to keep the game alive.