Junior joy for Andrew Hendry and Freya Russell

Gullane’s Andrew Hendry is the new Barrie Douglas Foundation Scottish Junior Masters champion after producing a birdie blitz in the final round at Strathmore.

Wednesday, 1st June 2022, 6:00 am
Updated Wednesday, 1st June 2022, 1:01 pm

Hendry, a Stephen Gallacher Foundation Winter Development player, reeled off eight birdies in a closing 68 at the Perthshire venue, having opened with scores of 73-75.

His total was matched by Nairn’s Alex McGillivray, but Hendry came out on top at the first extra hole in a sudden-death play-off.

The girls’ title was landed by Freya Russell, who plays her golf at Royal Troon but is a Stephen Gallacher Foundation ambassador.

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Freya Russell shows off the trophy after winning the Barrie Douglas Foundation Scottish Junior Masters at Strathmore.

Russell carded rounds of 75-74-76 to win by a shot from Forfar’s Robyn Fowlie.

It was Russell’s second big success this year, having already landed a runaway win in the Stephen Gallacher Foundation Masters at Dundonald Links.

The next big junior events are the Stephen Gallacher Foundation Trophy and Vase at Cardrona near Peebles on 11-12 June.