Murrayfield win Inter-Club title to round-off successes

The Murrayfield team
The Murrayfield team
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Murrayfield’s reputation as a growing force in junior golf has been illustrated on two fronts.

The Capital club claimed the Edinburgh Junior Inter-Club title for the first time with a 3&2 victory over Liberton in the final at Swanston New.

At the same time, another of the club’s rising stars, Eric McIntosh, emerged as joint-top points-scorer for Scotland in an under-16s international against England at Dalmahoy near Kirknewton.

Represented by Andrew Ni, Cameron Whyte, Bobby Gibson and Patrick Lawrence, Murrayfield beat the hosts 9&8 in the semi-finals.

Liberton, with a team comprising of Kieran Cantley, David Butler, John Butler and Ian Gordon, defeated Turnhouse, winners for the two previous years, 3&2 in the other last-four clash.

The successes came hot on the heels of another Murrayfield member, Robb Hawthorn, becoming the first player from the club to win the Lothians Junior Champion of Champions.

“I’m delighted with what the boys have achieved this year and the Inter-Club win just tops it off,” said Murrayfield pro Jonnie Cliff. “We have a great group of young players at the moment who are really keen and enthusiastic to progress.

“Myself and the other pros are really keen to keep adding depth to the junior section, so the winter programmes will be starting early this season for another big push next year.”