Success for Gullane Golf Club members at a prestigious event


EAST Lothian was successful in a prestigious golf competition.

Gullane Golf Club member Fergus Brown won the scratch prize in the Alfred Dunhill Schools competition, while North Berwick High School student Louise Martin won the junior girls competition.

The annual event is open to school-aged boys and girls across Scotland.

Brown, 15, who attends school in Stirlingshire, had an impressive gross score of 72, one above par, on the Duke’s Course in St Andrews to win the top prize.

He said: “It was really great to participate in the Dunhill Schools Challenge – especially good to play alongside Andrew Hendry, one of my good friends with whom I play golf in Gullane – and I am delighted to have won the scratch prize.

“It would be great if golf could play a role in my future, but right now I’m just enjoying playing and participating in a lot of different events.

Meanwhile, 13-year-old NBHS S2 student Martin won the Junior Girls competition.

The North Berwick and Gullane Golf Club member won the title with a net score of 72 playing on a handicap of 11.

The winners of this year’s Alfred Dunhill Schools Golf Challenge were invited to receive their prizes at the Old Course, St Andrews, on the last day of this year’s Alfred Dunhill Links Championship.

All participants were invited, along with their parents and a school representative, to attend an exclusive golf clinic at the championship training ground with internationally renowned golf coach Robert Baker.

He said: “After the disappointment of not being able to host this event last year, it’s great to see so many young people participating again in the Alfred Dunhill Schools Challenge.

“Over the past 20 years we have been committed to encouraging young people across Scotland to participate in competitive golf. Getting in the right direction and coaching early enough in their careers can really help young golfers develop their game and maximize their potential.

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