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Junior Round Up 2012

News Posted: 15th May 2012

The Shetland Janitorial Supplies Open on Sunday 14th July was greeted with sunshine and a slight breeze, perfect playing conditions.  The scores did not always match the weather but the competition was no less exiting with a close fought contest in both the 18 hole and 9 hole competitions. 

In the 18 hole competition both Stuart Fraser and Sean Graham were tied for first place after gross 92’s, and a sudden death playoff down the 10th hole was required to decide the winner.  The nerves were evident in the playoff but Stuart Fraser was the victor at the first extra hole and won the Shetland Janitorial Supplies Open shield.  Sean was not too disappointed as he was the overall handicap winner and picked up the handicap shield with a net 61, which saw his handicap reduce to 27.  Kieren Fraser came second gross and Andrew Bain was second handicap.

The 9 hole competition was also a very close competition with both Bobby Scott and James Morris tying for first place with net scores of 35, but after a count back Bobby Scott just edged it and picked up the first prize and the 9 hole shield.  James Morris was second with Ryan Kirk only a couple of shots behind in third place.

Special thanks goes again to Shetland Janitorial Supplies and Russell Swainston for the continued sponsorship of this event, and support of junior golf.

Also on Sunday a Flags competition was run for the younger junior golfers.  Paul Lawrie donated this competition along with the necessary rules and equipment to the club during his visit earlier in the year, to help promote junior golf.  There were around twenty youngsters who took part in the competition, and they each received a flag, which they had to stick into the ground where their thirty-sixth shot finished.  This proved to be a great success with the children taking much fun out of where their flag ended up compared to their friends.  Prizes were awarded to the girl and boy whose flag was furthest around the golf course.  The top girl was Libby Fox and the top boy was Callum Leask.  This fun competition proved to be a great success and this format will be used again.  Thanks must go to all coaches and parents who helped to make the flags competition such a fun for the children.

Other junior golf competitions this year have seen some very competitive games with no one dominating the prizes. The April Medal went to Stuart Fraser with a superb net 61 in testing conditions.  The Junior Club championship followed early in May with the best four scratch scores going into a knockout match play format to decide the Junior Club Champion. The four qualifiers in order were Jake Constable, Sam Constable, Andrew Bain and Stuart Fraser.  The semi-final matches were Jake v Stuart and Sam v Andrew.  The first match saw Jake playing some very steady golf against Stuart and had a convincing win to go through to the final.  The other semi-final was a closer game with Sam taking an early lead and though Andrew fought back Sam managed to maintain the lead to take his position in the final.  The final was now a contest between two brothers Jake and Sam Constable and although Sam started strongly and took an early lead he was quickly caught by Jake who went on to retain the Junior Club Championship, which gave Jake his third Championship in a row.

The June medal saw almost perfect playing conditions and the juniors took advantage of the benign conditions to return some very good scores.  The winner on the day by virtue of the better back nine was Andrew Bain with a gross 83 net 64 from Jake Constable gross 74 net 64.  Other players who just missed out were Sam Constable net 65, Kieren Fraser net 66 and Stuart Fraser net 66.

In July Kieren Fraser continued his run of good form by winning the Fraser Shield with an impressive gross 89 giving a net 61, further reducing his handicap down to 25.  Sam Constable also playing well this summer came second with a gross 88, net 64.

The July medal again produced a very competitive competition where some of the performances and scores would normally pick up first place but no one could touch Stuart Fraser who blew the field away with a staggering gross 83, net 58 and saw his handicap reduce to 22.  Second with an impressive score was Jake Constable with a gross 71 net 62, who also saw his handicap reduce to 8.  Other notable scores were Sean Graham with a net 64 and Kieren Fraser with a net 65.

The Raven Cup was played at the end of July and produced some of the best scores this summer.  Sam Constable finally got back to winning ways with a superb gross 83 net 61 which took his handicap down to 20.  One shot behind in second place was Stuart Fraser with a gross 84 net 62, which also reduced his handicap down to 20.  Another shot back in third was Andrew Bain with a gross 79 net 63 reducing his handicap to 15 and in fourth place was Jake Constable with a gross 74 net 65.

The next competition is the SSF Open on Sunday 21st August and the 18 hole open starts at 10.30am, 9 hole at 12.00pm, 7 hole at 12.30pm and the 4 hole at 1.00pm.