Cameron ADAM has heaped praise on the Stephen Gallacher Foundation for giving Scotland’s top junior golfers a welcome competitive event
The Royal Burgess star was speaking after progressing to the last 16 in the foundation’s National Matchplay event at Castle Park in East Lothian.
The knock-out tournament was set up by Gallacher and his team after Scottish Golf cancelled its entire 2020 schedule in April due to the coronavirus. It has involved players from all over Scotland, receiving daily temperature checks and social distancing at all times.
“I am sure I am speaking for most of the field when I say that this week has been so valuable,” said Adam, 17, one of Scotland’s rising stars. “It has not been easy and the foundation has done a fantastic job in setting this up. It is great to be back out competing when it seemed there was going to be absolutely nothing.”
Also still standing in the main event are Ruben Lindsay, Cormac Sharpe and Gregor Graham, with Carmen Griffths and Rachel Foster flying the flag for the girls.
“There are a lot of good players left. It is shaping up to be quite exciting,” added Adam.
Foster, a 17-year-old Prestwick St Nicholas member, echoed Adam’s views after sweeping into the last 16 with a 6&5 win. “Thanks to the Stephen Gallacher Foundation for arranging this event,” she said. “It’s not normal for us to be going head-to-head with the boys, but it is good to challenge yourself.”
Second round: Ciaran Paterson bt Kiron Gribble 6&4; Cormac Sharpe bt Orla O’Leary 3&2; Ross Laird bt Megan Docherty 2&1; Jack Mann bt Aidan O’Hagan one hole; Cameron Adam bt Archie Finnie 7&6; Harry Bent bt Katie Graham 3&2; Alfie Robinson bt Alexander Farmer 2&1; Rachel Foster bt Josh Beveridge 6&5; Carmer Griffiths bt Ruaridh Fenwick one hole; John Vogelpohl bt Conor Graham one hole; Ben Read bt Lewis Seath one hole; Gregor Graham bt Connor Currie 5&4; Ruben Lindsay bt Robyn Fowlie 7&6; Luke Violland bt Josh Dalzanski at 19th; Cameron Johnstone bt Rhys McIlroy 5&3; Oliver Mukerjee bt Grace Crawford 3&2.
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