The Lothians clubs have a very active Junior Open season running through the school summer holiday period. At present, 34 events take place across the Lothians. These are 18-hole events.
In 2022, the Association has added the SGF Trophy and Vase to the standard list of events each year in addition to the statutory SW Edinburgh Junior Open and of course the Lothians Junior Championship and Matchplay. Further venues are selected each year for the Boys Order of Merit on a three-year rota system from our Lothians Clubs.
We are delighted that the Stephen Gallacher Foundation have continued to sponsor the event over the last number of years which has benfitted both organisations greatly.
One way of drawing yourself to the attention of the Lothians Golf Association selectors and the coaching committee is to perform consistently in Open tournaments particularly those qualifying for Order of Merit points.
The top ten players in each event score points as follows with points shared equally if there are ties:
Sean Gallacher of Prestonfield proved a worthy winner leading for most of the way, and eventually finishing with an impressive total of 648 Points. Neareast challenger Jack Collingwood (West Links) trailed by 153 Points.
With 72 boys scoring points the overall competition was seen as successful, Sean won five of the events and rarely finished outside the top five. Callum Kennelly, Stuart Reinink, Jack Collingwood, Jake Johnstone and Andrew Cameron all won opens. Special congratulations goes to Jake Johnson who won the Lothian's Boys title.
After an excellent couple of months of Junior Golf it was Kiron Gribble of Gullane that came to the top in the Boys Order of Merit Championship. Kiron has had a wonderful season in the Junior ranks with wins at Dunbar and Turnhouse before becoming the Leading Quailifier in the Lothians Championship. He also lost narrowly in the Lothians Championship Matchplay Final and was also runner up at three other Junior events at Craigmillar Park, North Berwick and Broomieknowe. Magnus Braby of Craigielaw put on a late surge to be in second place but failed to catch the runaway winner, with Sean Gallacher of Prestonfield a couple of points behind in Third place.
Kiron is therefore a deserving Winner of this title, a first time win for a Gullane member. He will be presented with his trophy nearer the end of the year and hopefully this will be undertaken through SGF, our Sponsors, with European Tour Professional, Stephen Gallacher doing the honours. Therefore a photo of this follow.
2021 Final Leading Positions
Updates on the Order of Merits will appear after each event on the Lothians website.
|Bruntsfield Links GS
|Merchants of Edinburgh