Tuesday, June 13, 2017

SCOTTISH SCHOOLS CHAMPIONSHIP - Louise Duncan wins girls' championship whilst South Ayrshire win boys team title at Murrayshall.

There was double success for Ayrshire in the Scottish Schools Championship, held at Murrayshall Golf Club on Monday 12th June, with Louise Duncan (West Kilbride) taking the individual girls title and Cameron Johnstone and Ruben Lindsay securing the boys' team event for South Ayrshire.


Leading boys' prizewinners at Murrayshall.
Left to right: Lewis Irvine, Aidan O'Hagan,
Sebastian Sandin, Ruben Lindsay.
Picture courtesy of Nigel Pennie.
Aidan O'Hagan (Renfrewshire) and Louise Duncan (North Ayrshire) won the individual scratch titles at the Scottish schools golf championships at Murrayshall near Perth today (Monday).

O'Hagan had scores of 70 and 72  for a total of 142 - four strokes ahead of the boys' section runner-ups Sebastian Sandin (Stirling) and Lewis Irvine (Glasgow) who both had rounds of 75 and 71 for 146.

South Ayrshire (Cameron Johnstone and Ruben Lindsay) won the boys' team title with a total of 297, only one shot ahead of runners-up Fife (John Paterson and Ben Caton).

Leading girls' prizewinners at Murrayshall.
Left to right: Louise Duncan, Lorna  McClymont,
Molly Richmond, Jodie Taylor.
Picture by courtesy of Nigel Pennie.
Louise Duncan won the girls' title with steady stores of 73 and 72 for 145, which gave her a five-stroke margin over runner-up Lorna McClymont (West Dunbartonshire) (70-80) with Molly Richmond (South Lanarkshire) third on 154 (74-80).

The girls' handicap section was won by Jodie Taylor (Dundee City) with a net total of 147 (70-77) off 10.

Megan Ashley (Perth and Kinross), playing off five, was second on 150 (73-77) and Zoe Morton (Forth Valley), playing off six, finished third on 151 (75-76).

The girls' team event was won by Lanarkshire with a total of 323. Their representatives were Molly Richmond and Eilidh Crawford.

Dunbartonshire (Megan Docherty and Lorna McClymont) were second, only one shot behind on 324, with Perth and Kinross (Katy Alexander and Christine Wietrzyk) third on 325.

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