More than 100 schoolchildren descended on Craigielaw Golf Club in East Lothian on Thursday as the 2019 Loretto Golf Academy Junior Championship took place on Scotland’s Golf Coast. With perfect conditions on the links, a great day of golf was had by all and you can get up to speed on all of the action below.
Under 9s Championship
In the Under 9s age category, Ryan Killorn from Loretto finished 1st, Aysgarth Pre-Prep’s Sebastian Knowles won 2nd place and Stella Walters from Aberlady picked up 3rd place. Walters was also crowned Girls’ Champion.
1st – Ryan Killorn – Loretto Junior School
2nd – Sebastian Knowles – Aysgarth Pre-Prep
3rd – Stella Walters – Aberlady Primary
Girls Champion – Stella Walters – Aberlady Primary
Under 11s Championship
In the Under 11s, Fraser Walton from Aberlady Primary won 1st place with Reed House’s Alex Boyes finishing second and Jamie McDonald of winning third place. Rita Murphy from George Heriots was crowned U11 Girls’ Champion.
Net Results: Kiron Gribble from Kings Park won 1st place, Fiona Branch from St Leonard’s finished 2nd and Sebastian Havey from George Heriots won third.
Gorss Results: Kiron Gribble won 1st place, Ewan Farquhar from St Leonard’s won 2nd and Loretto’s Cameron Mukherjee finished 3rd.
Fiona Branch from St Leonard’s was crowned U13 Girls’ Champion. St Leonard’s were also crowned Champions of the U13s team event.
Net Results: Joost Innig from St Leonard’s won 1st place, fellow team mate Balthasar Fassman-Inevedy won 2nd with Loretto’s Calum Burnet claiming 3rd place.
Gross Results: Skye Slijepcevic from Reed’s won 1st place, Loretto’s Max Halflants finished 2nd and North Berwick High’s Andrew Hendry won 3rd.
Frederike Lohmann was crowned Girls’ Champion in the U15 Championship with Merchiston being crowned team Champions.
Loretto and Scottish Golf, working in partnership
Loretto is the oldest boarding school in Scotland and was the first in the country to establish their own golf academy. This week’s Championship was the UK’s largest school golf competition and attracts players from all over the country.
The Loretto Golf Academy, established in 2002, offers pupils the exceptional opportunity to develop their sporting talent in tandem with a first-class education. The Loretto Golf Academy delivers golf to pupils form the age of 5 right up to 18, while also offering camps throughout the summer for 10 to 16-year-olds.
The golf school operates from the School’s practice facilities and local golf courses in East Lothian, and is led by their Director of Golf, Rick Valentine, and a top-class team of Loretto coaching professionals.
Scottish Golf’s partnership with Loretto stretches back to 2004 when the School first supported the Scottish Boys’ and Girls’ Under-14s Championships. This partnership has grown from strength to strength since and Scottish Golf are delighted to have supported the 2019 Loretto Golf Academy Junior Championship and Simmers Cup and are proud to continue our partnership with Loretto until 2021.