The Scottish Boys, Girls, and Mens and Womens Championships were concluded recently. Several of the League’s current or former Players had outstanding success.
In the Scottish Girls Championships, Freya Constable of Kilspindie, current handicap 0.9, became Champion by winning the final by 3&2. Well done Freya! Photo below. Scoring here. Evie McCallum current handicap 1.3, from the East Lothian Girls Team, was a beaten semifinalist.
In the Scottish Boys event, Harry Bent of Gullane, current handicap +3.7, tied for leading qualifier with a 1 over par score of 143, and in total, 16 Players with links to the League made the cut by being in the top 64 places. All three Mukherjee brothers qualified for the matchplay championship by being in the top 9 of the 36 hole qualifying process. Cameron Mukherjee of Gullane made it all the way to the final. At only 14 years old, with current handicap of 0.3, that is a tremendous performance!
Cameron’s older brother Oliver from Gullane, at only 16 years old, won the Mens Scottish Amateur title, beating Connor Wilson of Castle Park in the semi-final. Oliver’s handicap is currently +3.7! Well done to all the Mukherjee Boys! Scoring here.
Kiron Gribble of Dunbar, now playing off +0.5, was tied 6th in the Scottish Boys U16s Championship. Scoring here.
Ryan Killorn age 11, from West Links Juniors, now playing off 3.4, won the Scottish Boys U12s Championship, narrowly beating Fraser Walters of Gullane now playing off 2.8. Well done Ryan and Fraser! Scores here. Photo below.
Alexander Yuill of Gullane, was tied 5th in the Scottish Boys U14 Championships. Scores here.
Grace Crawford of West Links Juniors, started all of this run of success for East Lothian Players by winning the Scottish Womens Open at Troon in April. Scores here. Photo below. Grace has since competed in the British Girls Amateur at Carnoustie where she was the only Scot amongst the 64 qualifiers. Sadly Grace lost in the first round.
Connor Wilson of Castle Park won the Lothians Men Championship at the Royal Burgess for the 2nd time and Jake Johnston of Dunbar won the Lothians Boys Championship at the Braid Hills. Rory McClafferty reached the semi. They jointly led in the qualifying round with 70s. Fraser Walters of Gullane was the U14s trophy winner. Well done to them both!
All the Players are a great credit to their Home Clubs, to the County, and to our League! Well done everybody! Dave Warren, League Secretary.