Oct 28 2011 by Mike WIlson, Ayrshire Post (main ed)
CONNIE JAFFREY (Troon Portland) landed her second national title on Sunday when she won the girls' event in the Scottish Junior Champion of Champions over The Dukes, St Andrews.
The 15-year-old, who won the Scottish girls' under 14 title at Auchterarder last year, fired a one over par 72 to take her second national title by a single shot from Clara Young of North Berwick.
Connie, said: “My handicap was five at the start of the year, I got down to one and then back up to two, so it’s been a good year.”
In the boys' event, won by Scotland boys' internationalist Bradley Neil (Blairgowrie), best placed Ayrshire player was Scottish boys' champion David Wilson (Troon Welbeck), who was joint seventh on 72, one over par, five adrift of the winner.
Boys' internationalist Jack McDonald (Kilmarnock Barassie) finished joint ninth on 73 while Ayrshire boys' champion Callum Beveridge (Troon Welbeck) and boys' internationalist Euan Walker (Kilmarnock Barassie) were on 78.
lPRESTWICK'S Ross Drummond enjoyed his best finish of the European Seniors Tour season in the Benahavis Senior Masters tournament at La Quinta GC in Spain.
With rounds of 70, 70 and 68, Drummond's five under par 208 left him in fourth place, one shot behind joint runners-up Mark James and Gary Wolstenholme and four adrift of the winner Carl Mason.
Drummond's fourth place finish leaves him 20th in the European Seniors Order off Merit, behind current leader Peter Fowler (Australia).
lBALLOCHMYLE, represented by Graeme Rowan, Craig Hamilton and William Fleming, found the going tough in the European Club Championship at the National Golf Club, Antalya, Turkey.
Representing Scotland, after winning the Scottish Club Championship last month at Falkirk Tryst, Ballochmyle finished 23rd out of 29 teams on +49. Winners were Golf Club De Lyon of France who returned a team total of -12 over the three days of the championship.
lDUNDONALD Links has received the ‘best environmental performance award’ at the Ayrshire Business Awards.
More than 260 business leaders from Ayrshire and beyond attended the annual ceremony at the Gailes Hotel, Irvine.
Dundonald competed with two major employers in Scotland, McCaig Renewable and Lowmac Recycling, for the award.
Bill Donald, general manager, Loch Lomond Golf Club and Dundonald Links, said: "This is a tremendous achievement for the team at Dundonald Links and is testament to all their hard work and commitment in ensuring that the golf course is maintained to the very highest of standards with environmental best practice always in mind.”