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Junior September Update

News Posted: 26th September 2010

The September Junior Medal was played in breezy conditions, a tough test for the final medal of the year.  This did not though prevent some good scoring with Gary Sim, playing in his first 18 hole junior competition, taking first place with superb net score of 57.  In second place with another low round was Sean Smith with a net score of 62, and in place was Kieren Fraser with a net score of 69.

The final competition day for the juniors on the 19th September saw two events, the Medal Winners Shield, which is contested by all the monthly medal winners throughout the year, and the Non-Medal Winners competition, which is for all the other players.  The playing conditions were superb, a sunny day with only a slight breeze so good scores were expected. 

The Medal Winners Shield is a prestigious event, as you must win one of the monthly medal competitions to gain entry into the final.  There was some nerves creeping into the final and scoring was not as good as expected but Liam Coffey just managed to edge out Stuart Fraser by three shots to win the Medal Winners Shield for the second year in succession.

The competition in the Non-Medal Winners saw some very good scoring as the players took full advantage of the nice conditions.  The clear winner with a superb net score of 61 was Sam Constable, his impressive back nine gross score of 41 was a superb way to finish the season.  This will see his handicap reduce from 30 to 27 for the start of next season.  In second place with his usual steady round was Jake Constable with a net score of 65.  In third place was Lewis Fraser with a net score of 67.

After the competitions on the 19th September the annual Junior Presentation of Trophies took place.  The increased number of players this year saw a wide spread of competition winners with most of the regular players lowering their respective handicaps and improving their scores.  Other competitions this year saw the Summer League won by Andrew Bain for the second consecutive year.  A special prize awarded by the junior committee went to Kieren Fraser, for achieving such a low starting handicap of 31.  The Most Improved Player trophy for the year went to Liam Coffey who reduced his handicap by the greatest percentage throughout the year.  A club spokesman commented that with such impressive scores witnessed from the juniors this year he is very optimistic about next year’s junior golf season.