The 2014 Junior Championship was held at Ravelston Golf Club on Sunday September 14th on an over cast but dry autumnal day. Ravelston was a new venue for our Championship and for most of our girls, a new experience.

The girls enjoyed the course which is not as easy as it may appear on first impressions. It’s narrow fairways and tight greens necessitate an accurate game, the clinging rough seriously punishing those who stray from the straight and narrow. Despite this the girls played well and scores were good, bringing the CSS for the day down to 68 (SSS 69)

Katie Darling had an excellent round of  83 and becomes our new Midlothian Junior Champion. Well done to Katie who has had an excellent season and well deserves to be our Champion.

Congratulations also to Ailsa Lamond who won 1st handicap. She showed great tenacity by recovering from a nightmare 1st hole where she hooked her drive into the rough. From thence she managed to hack it out only to be caught by the branch of a tree which landed her under a bush.After an amazing shot from what for anyone else would have been an unplayable lie, she finally walked off  with a 7. Undaunted she recovered to finish with a nett 67. A true Champion in the making!

Grateful thanks to Ravelston Golf Club for allowing us the courtesy of the course and for their warm reception and hospitality – their legendary cakes are as delicious as ever.

Full results:

1st scratch and Champion   Katie Darling 83
2nd scratch                         Megan Linton 87

1st Handicap                     Ailsa Lamond   93 – 26 = 67
2nd Handicap                    Caitlin Turner   98 – 29 = 69

CSS for day 68

Well done girls and thanks to all for competing.Thanks also to Sharon, Zandra, Tracy and Hilary and to all those who helped on the day.

County Girls Championship at Ravelston Golf Club