|Stephen Gallacher Foundation|
Order Of merit Winner
The event is based on a points system relating to scratch scores over 18 hole and some 9 hole events organised by The Stephen Gallacher Foundation in the Lothians area, with double points on offer in the Grand Finals played at Kingsfield on Saturday 7th September.
While Ruben narrowly missed out on a 3 way play-off by 1 stroke to decide the final event, his 9 gold medals in 9 previous events played over the 2014 season was enough to secure the Order Of Merit title.
Ruben also won a silver medal in the short course match play fun event on the day.In winning the Order Of Merit, Rueben followed in the footsteps of Troon Welbeck clubmate Cameron Johnstone, who won the title 12 months ago.
During the Stephen Gallacher Foundation season, Ruben recorded the winning scratch score in the entire U14 field on two occasions and the 2014 U10 Title earned him an invite to the ‘Race to Dunbar’ U18 & U15 season finale in October.
|Ruben & Ella Lindsay|
Ruben’s success follows a mixed season, with two tops tens in the other major events of the year with 9th place in the USKG European Championships in May at Craigielaw and 7th place in the 2014 Wee Wonders British Championships in August at St Andrews.
He had a great experience during the 2014 World Championships in July at Pinehurst, but was disappointed to finish 53rd in a field of 155 qualifiers.
Ruben’s sister Ella, just six years old also qualified for the Stephen Gallacher Foundation Finals, U10 Girls flag event, winning a silver medal in August by reaching the 6th hole in 36 shots, and really enjoyed her experience on the day.Second article re Paul Lawrie Flag Event Grand Final held in Deeside on Sunday 19th Sept. Use at your discretion, cheers
|Cameron Johnston & Ruben Lindsay|
with Paul Lawrie
In the U10 boys flag event Ruben reached the 11th hole with his allocated 36 shots over the tree-lined ‘wee course’ at Deeside Golf Club in Aberdeen, while Cameron playing in the U12 age group also reached the 11th hole, the only boys to do so in the field.Paul Lawrie attended the Final event of the season to award all the prize winners with medals and other goodies and give some inspirational words to the boys and girls of his Foundation.
Both Ayrshire boys qualified earlier in the season, along with Ruben’s sister Ella, aged 6, who won a silver medal.
Ruben and Cameron both received special mention with their outstanding scores in qualifiers, with Ruben scoring an all-time Foundation record holing out at the 12th hole in 36 shots at the Paul Lawrie Golf centre in July.