At the age of 12 Grace has become our youngest champion taking over the mantle from Clara Young.
Apologies for the previous post that said Jane Connachan had been the youngest winner before Grace in fact Clara became the youngest ever East Lothian champion when she beat Mary Lou Renton (Gifford), the county captain, by 4 and 3 in the afternoon final at Musselburgh Golf Club.
We look forward to enjoying watching Grace’s golf in the years to come.
Congratulations to all the players for a wonderful day of golf. Thank you to all the spectators who came out to support our players.
What a final!! The battle of the generations was won by 12 year old Grace Crawford by 1 hole, although Lesley Johnston really made her fight for it. At one stage Lesley was 4 down but used all her experience to come back to 1 down with a great 3 from the sand at 13. Grace won the next hole narrowly missing an eagle putt. A brilliant birdie at the long, par 4, 15th brought Lesley back to 1 down. After slightly wayward tee shots the players halved the 16th. The last two holes were also halved, giving Grace the victory.
Thanks must go to the caddies for all their efforts today.
The sun finally came out and allowed the presentation to take place outside, a fitting end to a week of great golf at Longniddry. Many thanks to all at Longniddry for their hospitality and friendliness, we were all made to feel very welcome. The course was in excellent condition so a big thank you to the greenkeepers.
Jenni Ray presenting the Championship Trophy to Grace Crawford
Jenni with San San Little and the Handicap Quaich
At 9am this morning it was raining and the temperature was three degrees, luckily things did improve.
This afternoon’s Championship Final is between Grace Crawford and Lesley Johnston. Grace won her match against Dianne Brown by 3 and 2. Lesley won her match against Mary Lou Watkins by 3 and 1.
The Handicap Quaich final was won by Jing Yun (San San) Little who beat Lesley Wood by 2 and 1. It was a very good match with the lead changing hands several times. San San is a product of Longniddry’s Get in to Golf initiative and has shown how successful this can be.
Jenni Ray, captain and referee, Lesley Wood, San San Little and Ros Haig captain of Longniddry and caddy
Congratulations to all players and caddies who took part this morning