An ELJGL Team of 12 Boys recently took on a strong Team from Pinecrest High School, over the famous No.4 course at Pinehurst, North Carolina. Girls from the School were not allowed to take part due to the later start of the Girls’ official season, so our 4 Girls headed off to Pine Needles again for another round over the venue for last years US Womens Open, with helpers Shona, Stuart and Helen.
The Players competed for the Duncan McLean Trophy, donated by the League in memory of a former Gullane Junior Champion, who tragically died in his early 20s from a brain tumour. Duncan is shown in the featured image with his Dad Iain, when he competed at Pinehurst in the US Kids World Championships.
The result was close with Pinecrest winning by 3.5 points to 2.5 points in the better ball matchplay format. The match was played in great spirit and many friendships were made. Photos below – names to follow. The Bermuda grass looks dead but it is only dormant for a few months and was in excellent condition.