Northern Counties Federation Championships

These annual championships between teams of eight boys under 18 from Cumbria, Durham, Northumberland and South of Scotland were held this year at Dumfries & County Golf Club on Sunday 29 June. On a lovely summer’s day with only a slight breeze and the course in immaculate condition the 32 boys played exceptionally well to reduce the CSS to 68 for both rounds. Of the South team four of the older boys played to their handicaps with Ryan Johnston (Dumfries & County) and Rowan Marchbank (Dumfries & Galloway)  finishing in the top ten. The younger boys found the occasion more daunting but never gave up, fighting to the last green. Poor Graeme Hoodless (Newton Stewart) had a nightmare first round but recovered well in the afternoon to record a fine 73. The experience will stand them in good stead for the future. Ryan Johnston won the prize for the best score in the morning and Cumbria retained the team trophy.
South individual scores:-
142           Ryan Johnston (Dumfries and County)  (69, 73)
145           Rowan Marchbank (Dumfries and Galloway)  (71, 74)
149          Jamie Parker (Southerness)  (72, 77)
                  Fraser Hughes (Newton Stewart)  (75, 74)
154         Chris Shearman (Lochmaben)  (76, 78)
159          Ross Whyte (Thornhill)  (78, 81)
                 Nathan Watson (Kirkcudbright)  (81, 78)
165          Graeme Hoodless (Newton Stewart)  (92, 73)

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