60 boys and girls competed today in our Finals Day, Race to Dunbar. All the boys and girls qualified for this through our U18, U15 Boys and U18 Girls Scratch and handicap order of merits played throughout the Lothians in 2016. and they had the pleasure of having our official starter Stephen Gallacher helping them on their way.
Many thanks to everyone at Dunbar GC for the hospitality shown on the day and to the members for giving up their course for the kids this afternoon. Special mention to Captain Gael Pollitt, Jacky Montgomery and Liz Thoms for all their help in organising the event and for James Hughes in keeping us well fed.
The weather was kind to us this year with beautiful sunshine and with the course being in excellent condition all was set for some excellent scoring on a tough Open Qualifier course. The boys and girls did not disappoint.
Emma Morrison...what a score, scratch 68 ( to be confirmed regards a ladies course record) of a handicap of 5, brilliant score and a worthy winner of the Race to Dunbar Scratch Prize and well done to Liam Currid who scored a 71 after being 5 under at the turn.
The handicap prize was also won by a girl Katie Graham from Hamilton who scored a fabulous nett 68, but with the girls having one shot deducted, won the Race to Dunbar Handicap with a nett 67, brilliant scoring.
The scoring from everyone on the day was a of a very high standard with the CSS for the boys being 71 and for the Girls 74
On the day their was a special surprise for all our Order of Merit Winners and to one lucky prize draw winner Matthew Murray who were given Junior memberships of Dunbar for the 2017 season, a great gift from Dunbar GC.
The results from today were as follows:
RACE TO DUNBAR SCRATCH
1. Emma Morrison (Craigmillar Park) Score 68
2. Liam Currid (Gogarburn) Score 71
3. Cameron Adam (Royal Burgess) Score 72
4. Connor O'Toole (Craigmillar Park Score 73
Cameron Johnstone (Troon Welbeck)
Cameron Gallagher (Longniddry)
Eric McIntosh (Brunstsfield Links).
RACE TO DUNBAR HANDICAP
1. Kate Graham (Hamilton) Score 67
2. Jamie Fulton (Bruntsfield Links) Score 68
3. John Vogelpohl (Pitreavie) Score 69
4. Ewan Burns ( Bathgate) Score 70
Jack Gallacher ( Bathgate)
Aidan O'Hagan (Old Course Ranfurly)
Grace Crawford (Gullane Ladies)
Jame Morgan (Longniddry)
Well done to all the players who competed in 2016 in all the Order of Merit events, it was great to see so many children competing throughout the year.
Many thanks to all the children and parents for staying behind for the presentation it is great to see such enthusiasm.
We look forward to seeing you all again in 2017.