With the top 25 Junior golf schools in the U.K and the thermometer topping 34 degrees, the stage was set for a wonderful days golf.
Three Scottish schools had qualified for the event, and super to see such a strong representation from schools North of the border! Leading the way for Merchiston was Scottish Internationalist, Cameron Adam. Cameron got off to a shaky start and found himself six over par through nine holes; not having played badly, but, a few stray shots were punished over the unforgiving course. He steadied the ship through the turn and started to find his rhythm from then on. Finishing with a super par save on the 18th hole, Cameron played the back nine in level par. A strong 74 was posted as the first Merchiston score. Lyle M was playing behind and, as focused as ever, he went through the front nine in a comfortable 2 over par. Still playing well, he maintained his composed form up until the 14th, then a tough stretch through 17, saw him fall back to 7 over par. Playing the last, and with two other schools already in the clubhouse tying Merchiston's score; Lyle M hit his approach shot to a foot from the pin, and tapped in for his birdie three. He too, finished on the same mark as Cameron, posting a 74 score.
With all schools in, Merchiston ended up winning the National Finals by one shot. What a great tournament and well done to both Cameron and Lyle on their achievement. Find more information here