|Captain Gillian Kyle presents|
Jennifer Rankine - 2017 RLCGA Junior Champion
with the trophy
The final of our Junior Championship took place this evening at a very sunny Pollok Golf Club between Jennifer Rankine (Haggs Castle) and Naimh Kinney (Erskine)
On handicaps, Jennifer was the favourite to win but Niamh played well under her handicap to be only 1 down after 9 holes-helped by a fantastic 2nd shot into the 8th to 3 inches for birdie. Jennifer won the 10th with a very good 4 at the long par 4.
|Alistair Dobbie (Captain of Pollok) with Niamh, Jennifer and Gillian|
and out on the course
Both had good "up and downs" for pars at the 11th then Jennifer was a little aggressive at the par 3 12th and 3 putted from the back of the green to go back to 1up. She steadied again with a comfortable 4 after Niamh missed the green at 13 so back to 2 up. Both had awkward chips at the 14th from the edge of bunkers and halved in bogeys. A great birdie let Jennifer win the 15th to go 3 up with 3 to play. 2 superb tee shots then 2 perfect pitches to the green gave Niamh a chance when Jennifer missed her 6 foot putt. But Niamh's 5 foot putt just slipped by to let Jennifer win the match 3 and 2.
It was a lovely game to watch and both girls played steady, relaxed golf in great spirit. They were assets to both their families and their clubs.
Our grateful thanks go to Pollok GC for courtesy of the course.
Photos courtesy of Gillian Kyle