Scottish youngster finishes 5th at international golf tournament


AN EIGHT-year-old schoolgirl from North Berwick secured fifth place in the Girls 8 section at the US Kids Golf World Championship last week.

The tournament, held at the Pinehurst Resort in North Carolina, saw more than 1,000 youngsters take part in the largest golf event for players between the age of six and twelve.

Loretto School pupil Grace Crawford improved on her performance from last year, when she finished sixth in the girls seven and under category.


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Grace waiting to tee off at the US Kids Golf World Championship


Posting two par rounds and a final round of three over, Grace also had to battle the weather as midday temperatures reached 43 degrees.

Director of external affairs at Loretto School, Jonathan Hewat, expressed pride in Grace’s accomplishment.

He said: “We are all absolutely delighted for her. What an achievement to have done so well in such a big tournament.

“Just to have been selected to take part in the tournament is a feather in anyone’s cap, but to get that final position is an incredible achievement.”