Olivia Currie shoots to golfing gold in National Junior final at Seapoint


Moyola Park teenager Olivia Currie outshot all-comers in the final of the ILGU Gold Medal National Junior final, at Seapoint in tricky windy conditions. She carded a super 45 points, off a 31 handicap, to top the leaderboard, writes Tony McGee.

Fifty players under the age of 18 competed in the annual final. In addition to the lowest aggregate of three net scores relative to CSS in the months of June, July and August, 10 juniors, nationally, who had reduced their handicap by the greatest margin this year also qualified for the event.

Áine Martin (Killarney), who has taken inspiration from her older sister Mairead, cut her handicap by a massive 19.5 shots this season. Now playing off 17.5 she finished in eleventh position, at Seapoint, after posting 33 points.

Niamh Grealy (Beaverstown) won the 0-20 handicap category and the Silver Medal while Erin McClure (Royal Belfast) collected the Bronze award on 40 points. Belfast girl Katie Poots, playing out of Knock, was the winner of the gross medal.

The Club Junior Medal is awarded to the player with the lowest aggregate of three net score differentials relative to CSS, one in each month of the school holidays, June, July and August.

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