Top Scot golfer at Dundas parks

Scots golfer Stephen Gallacher dropped into Dundas Parks Golf Club on Monday after a successful Open Championship.

He was there to host a Stephen Gallacher Foundation event, which saw more than 50 young players take part.

It comprised under 14 and under 10 boys and girls flag competitions, with a separate strokeplay event taking place for more experienced players. Each young golfer also enjoyed a free lesson.

At the end of the event, the youngsters were delighted to receive their medal from Gallacher, who finished in 21st position and top Scot at the Muirfield, East Lothian, Open.

Medals were presented to the first three in each category in the flag event and to the first three in the stroke play event.

Stroke play: 1 Connor Wilson 35; 2 Toby Appleyard 38; 3 Valdemar Hundeboll 39. Under 14 girls flag: 1 Emily Rigg; 2 Orla O’Leary; 3 Claire Forrester. Under 10 girls flag: 1 Annie Wilson; 2 Lucy Hall; 3 Adele McDaid; Under 14 boys flag: 1 Mark Mooney; 2 Ross Campbell; 3 Enes Karaduman. Under 10 boys flag: 1 Alexander Hodge; 2 Robbie Main; 3 Gregor Linton and Owen Abu-Baker.

Special mention also goes to Orla O’Leary who had a hole in one on the 119-yard seventh hole.

Jim Cowper, captain of Dundas Parks said of the event: “It is a great honour to be chosen to host such a prestigious event for juniors for the second year running. Our thanks go to Stephen, Scott, David Connachan and Jane Burns for devoting their time to give the children a day to remember.”

Stephen Gallacher said: ‘‘I was delighted to attend the event at Dundas Parks. This 
is a club that show it cares about its juniors and the enthusiasm the members have towards the juniors is exemplary and fits in perfectly with the Foundation aims. I look forward to along association with Dundas Parks Golf Club.’’

*The aim of the Foundation to encourage and develop junior golfers in the Lothian’s and Borders area are being well and truly fulfilled. Learning the disciplines, control and honesty required, while still enjoying the game and promoting a healthy lifestyle will give the children a solid foundation for the future.