Sunday, September 24, 2017

Finlay Sey, a 15-year-old fourth-year student at Madras College, St Andrews, was the overall scratch winner of today's  Alfred Dunhill Schools Golf Challenge at the Duke’s Course, St Andrews.
A member of St Andrews New Golf Club, Finlay (pictured left) beat a strong field of young golfers from Fife, Dundee and Angus with a score of 72.
“I’m delighted to have been this year’s scratch winner," said Sey. "My game has really come on since the start of the year with my handicap coming down from eight to five since January.
“I’m hoping to further improve my game over the next couple of years. If progress continues I will be looking to secure a golf scholarship in the United States once I’ve finished school.”

The senior boys' category was won by Ole Specht of St Leonards School. He carded a net score of 66 off a handicap of 10.
Schoolmate Manuel Campos took the junior boys' title with a net score of 72, playing off a handicap of 12.

The senior girls' title was won by Porscha Wilson, a 15 year old pupil at Balwearie High School, Kirkcaldy. She shot a net 69 off five., who shot a net 69. An S4 pupil  The junior girls' competition was won by 13 year old Waid Academy pupil Anna McKay with a net score of 72 off three. Earlier this year Anna became the youngster ever Fife women's county champion.

The winners will be invited to receive their Alfred Dunhill Schools Golf Challenge prizes at the Old Course, St Andrews on the final day of this year’s Alfred Dunhill Links Championship on Sunday, October 8. All the participants will also be invited, together with their parents and a school representative, to attend an exclusive golf clinic on the Championship practice ground given by the internationally renowned golf coach Robert Baker.



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