Three boys and two girls competed in the first of the season’s Junior Tour Events at Southerness on Saturday 6 April. On a lovely spring day the course was in good condition with firm fast greens.

In the very competitive Under 18 category, Taylor Kerr (Thornhill) was leading after the first round with a super round of one over par 70 but unfortunately could not maintain his momentum in the afternoon and had to sign for 74. A total of 144 left him in sixth place which was very commendable.

Ciaran Howat (D&C) showed his considerable promise in the Under 16 category with rounds of 72, 74 (146) to finish tied third and Colin McKenzie (Lochmaben) finished sixteenth with rounds of 87, 80 (167). The experience will have been very beneficial for Colin on this his first venture into serious competitive golf.

In the Girls section the ever improving Ellie Harkness (Lochmaben) put her disappointing first round of 92 behind her and shot 81 in the afternoon to finish on 173 and tied tenth. Amy McKie (D&C) had a NR in the morning and 86 in the afternoon.

All the juniors are still very young and it will be interesting to follow their development and progress during the coming season