Boys Junior Jug – Cormac Sharpe (Blairgowrie GC) pieced together a tidy final round at Pollok Golf Club to come up through field and capture the 2019 Junior Jug (boys) title. Cormac had begun the day a couple of shots adrift of Calum Scott, the overnight leader who’d followed-up on his opening 66 (-5) with a 73 (+2) in round two to be 139 for thirty-six holes. Also in the mix after the first two days were Liam Waldron (Royal Aberdeen), Aamar Saleem (New Club St Andrews) and Lachlan Reynolds.
Sharpe didn’t get off to the best of starts in his final round but battled to a one-over-par front nine. The fifteen year old’s back nine was, however, blemish free and birdies at the 10th, 13th & 15th saw him sign for 32 strokes on the inward half – 69 (-2) overall and a total of 211 (-2).
Finishing ahead of the final group, Sharpe had a short wait to see if Calum Scott could birdie the tough finishing hole in order to force a play-off. His birdie putt was raced past the hole and in the end Calum signed for a 74 (213 – level par).
Girls Junior Jug – The inaugural Girls Junior Jug took place alongside the Boys event this year and Megan Ashley from Strathmore Golf Club took home the spoils. Her level par 73 in Round 1 was followed-up by an impressive 70 (-3) in Round 2. Carmen Griffiths (Aboyne) had come out on top the week prior,when she and Megan went head-to-head in the Barrie Douglas Foundation event at Strathmore. Carmen was Megan’s closest competitor after the first round, sitting just one shot back after her opening 74. But her challenge faded during Round 2 as Megan pieced together a flawless inward nine, birdieing the final hole to finish off the job in style.
Carmen finished as Runner-up with her two-over total, ahead of Carys Irvine (Craigielaw) plus three & Katy Alexander (Blairgowrie) four-over.