GREAT SUCCESS FOR EAST LOTHIAN JUNIOR LEAGUE PLAYERS AT THE SCOTTISH CHAMPIONSHIPS! Congratulations to three of our League Players, Evie McCallum, Ellie Bent and Harry Bent. (Both Evie and Ellie were on the League’s most recent visit to Pinehurst in February 2023.) Please see below, screenshots of the draws in the three Scottish Junior Championships held last week to see the progress made by all three Players. In the Scottish Girls Championship at Cardrona GC, Evie led the qualifiers, then won all her matches to emerge victorious as the Champion. There were 16 qualifiers for the scratch Championship, and the next 16 Girls competed for the net Championship. The net section was won by Ellie who also won all her matches. Harry had a great run in the Boys Championship at Lanark GC, where he qualified in T5 place out of 32 qualifiers. Harry then won 4 matches to reach the semi-final where he lost narrowly by 1 down to an opponent who shot 5 birdies in the last 8 holes! The lower half of the draw for the Boys’ can be seen below. And Evie’s Dad has sent me this photo of the two girls with his comment:- Thanks for all of your support Dave…couldn’t have done this without the East Lothian juniors programme!” Thanks Niall!
LATEST NEWSFLASH SUNDAY P.M! Evie McCallum has made the final of the Scottish Girls
EARLIER NEWS! Hayden Fowler, Joe MacPherson, Sam Mukherjee, Michael Coulter, Andrew Hendry, Fergus Brown, Jack Collingswood, Aidan Lawson, Corran Fraser, Ben Austin, Jake Johnston and Sean Gallacher were amongst the 64 qualifiers for the Matchplay stages. Sean Gallacher, after defeating the No. 1 seed, and Jack Collingswood, both reached the last 16. Sam Mukherjee, Fergus Brown, and Harry Bent have all reached the last 8.
The Scottish Boys and Girls Championships are being held this week at Lanark and Cardrona respectively. We have many of our Players in the field at both events. The scoring in the Boys 36 hole qualifying can be seen here. Harry Bent was T5 and Hayden Fowler was T7 with a best of the day 6 under par 64! There are 17 Boys who play, or have played in our League, who are in the draw for the 64 qualifiers and the draw can be seen here. Good luck to them all! The Girls event will start on Friday. Out of only 41 in the field, there are 5 Girls playing who are connected to our League, including internationalists Grace Crawford and Evie McCallum. The draw is here.