04.10.19 : St Leonards Students Dominate in Dunhill, Tom Morris and Simmers Cup

St Leonards students dominated the leader board at the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship Schools Golf Challenge this year, winning four of the five categories.

In the junior competition, which takes place in the run-up to the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship, 15-year-old Caspar Graf (Year 11) was the overall scratch winner with a score of 74, winning the event by a close margin after a countback with fellow St Leonards pupil and Golf Scholar Ellen Caton.

The competition was held on the Duke’s Course, St Andrews, attracting entrants from 47 schools across Scotland. Golfers enrolled on the leading five-tier St Leonards Golf Programme took the honours in three of the four other categories.

Ellen Caton (Year 13) won the Senior Girls title, while Eric Berge (Year 10) won the Junior Boys category. The Junior Girls category was won by Fiona Branch (Year 10).

Caspar, Ellen, Fiona and Eric were presented with their prizes at the Old Course by Brad Simpson, lead vocalist and guitarist with The Vamps, who was playing in the Dunhill. Click here to read more about the presentation, and here for more information about the successes of our students.

The Dunhill was swiftly followed by the St Leonards Tom Morris Golf Championships on the Eden, Strathtyrum and Jubilee courses in St Andrews. A record 140 participants from schools across Scotland took part, with St Leonards pupils claiming six of the top prizes on the day.

Finally, St Leonards Golf Programme students travelled to Loretto to compete in the Simmers Cup, again with superb results.

Congratulations to Ewen Farquhar, Fiona Branch, Frederike Lohmann, Joost Innig and Balthasar Forssman-Trevedy on their wins at the Musselburgh tournament.

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