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Monday 2 October 2017

Scottish Junior Team Champions!

The inaugural event was  hosted by Glenbervie Golf Club on Sunday the 24th August 2017.  The winning teams from Junior Leagues all over Scotland, plus several teams from areas currently without Junior Leagues, entered the event. Each Team had 6 Players and there was some excellent scoring under the singles Stableford format, with the best 5 out of 6 scores to count.

We were out in the first groups at 9.30. It rained most of the day and to be fair we were lucky to be out early. We nervously waited all day as the teams and scores came in, but in the end emerged victorious with some very consistent scoring. Sam Hall led the way with 38, followed by Cameron Ledingham with 36,  Alessio Margiotta and Mark Brooks both with 35, and  Conor O’Toole with 34. These 5 scores totaled 178 and were so good that the score by late substitute Lucy Morrison was able to be discarded. This was a great Team performance!

We were awarded a Trophy kindly donated by Ian Howarth, Past President of the SGU, and each player received a commemorative medal. The R&A kindly donated prizes of golf shirts, flags, and balls from the 2017 Open Championship at Royal Birkdale, and the leading 4 Teams all received prizes.

In the end we romped in 14 points ahead of Alloa Golf Club representing Stirlingshire, who also demonstrated the value of consistency with 5 scores all in the range of 32 to 35 for a total of 164.

Well done everyone who played on the day, especially Lucy who had a very late call up and was woken up at 7.30 in the morning as poor Danny was unwell!  And congratulations to all who played in the league matches and helped get us to this event.  I hope everyone will attend prize giving on Saturday 11 November when I think a big celebration is in order!

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