Schools’ league tees off

Stirling Observer - - FOOTBALL -

The first fix­ture in Ac­tive Stir­ling’s Sec­ondary Schools Golf League took place last Wed­nes­day at Cal­lan­der Golf Club.

Five sec­ondary schools took part – Balfron, McLaren, Dun­blane, Stir­ling and Wal­lace High Schools – en­ter­ing six teams with four play­ers in each.

The teams were then split into pairs, and each played a four­ball match­play for­mat against a pair from an­other school.

Un­for­tu­nately the weather wasn’t in the favour of play­ers, with rain show­ers for much of the day, but de­spite this the golfers played well.

Win­ning schools were awarded two points and a sin­gle point was awarded for a draw and at the end of the open­ing day, Dun­blane High B and McLaren High led the ta­ble.

Paul O’Shea, Ac­tive Stir­ling’s Ac­tive Schools Co-or­di­na­tor, said:“It was a re­ally en­joy­able day at Cal­lan­der and it was great to see so many pupils tak­ing part in the first league meeting of the Stir­ling Schools Golf League.

“It’s al­ways en­cour­ag­ing to see good par­tic­i­pa­tion in a sport that isn’t seen as a tra­di­tional or reg­u­lar school sport. Well done to everyone who took part – and thanks to Cal­lan­der Golf Club for their sup­port on the day.”

There are two more league meet­ings sched­uled, the next will be at Balfron Golf Club on Wed­nes­day, Novem­ber 7. Re­sults Balfron High bt Dun­blane High A 8&7; Dun­blane High B bt Wal­lace High 4&3; McLaren High bt Stir­ling High 6&5; Dun­blane High B and McLaren High all square; Wal­lace High bt Balfron High 5&4; Stir­ling High bt Dun­blane High A 5&3.

On the tee The Balfron High team of Lach­lan Reynolds, Martin Munro and Adam Smith

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