Sunday, 23 October 2011

Connie Jaffrey is the Junior Champion of Champions

Connie Jaffrey - Photo courtesy of the SGU
Connie Jaffrey of Troon Ladies finished her season seasons in style with a victory in the Junior Champion of Champions over The Duke’s Course, St Andrews, today.
Ayrshire County Team player Connie and North Berwick's Clara Young were nip and tuck throughout the day. The turning point came at the 14th where Clara lost a ball after a poor tee shot to drop two shots.
The 15-year-old’s, both members of the SLGA training squads for 2011-12 and playing off two handicaps, rounded off fine seasons with their efforts.
Connie, winner of two Junior Opens this year, said: “It was a good game between myself and Clara, it was always going to be quite close. It was tough to score so I’m delighted to win.
“My handicap was five at the start of the year, I got down to one and then back up to two, so it’s been a good year.”
Clara can also look back on 2011 with fondness after representing Scotland in the girls' Home Internationals and girls' European Team Championship, and playing for Great Britain and Ireland in the Junior Vagliano Trophy.
Linsey Stevenson (Elie and Earlsferry and Whitecraigs) was the next best West of Scotland player with a gross 75.
Final Scores
Par 71 SSS 71. CSS 71
72 Connie Jaffrey (Troon Ladies).
73 Clara Young (North Berwick).
74 Jessica Meek (Carnoustie Ladies), Eilidh Watson (Muckhart).
75 Linsey Stevenson (Elie and Earlsferry).
76 Rachel Walker (Dumfries and Co).
78 Lauren Whyte (St Regulus).
79 Hannah Scott (Broomieknowe).
80 Nicola Robertson (Dunblane New).
82 Kate McIntosh (Broomieknowe), Emma Caddow (Strathaven).
83 Kimberley Beveridge (Aboyne).
86 Karen Ward (The Glen), Alison Goodwin (Glenbervie).
101 Leanne Wilson (Kelso).
DQ Alyson McKechin (Elderslie).
WD Hannah McCook (Grantown on Spey), Annabelle (Nairn Dunbar).