Caitlin makes history with Ballater title at age of 15

Caitlin Fraser and Fiona Bannister with their Ballater ladies trophies
Caitlin Fraser and Fiona Bannister with their Ballater ladies trophies

Caitlin Fraser was crowned the youngest Ballater Golf Club ladies champion recently when she won it at the age of 15.

Caitlin, who has been a member of the club for nine years, won the Women’s Challenge Cup by four strokes with a total of 160 after two identical rounds of 80.

The Ballater girl plays off 10 and has won the club junior title six years in a row.

Runner-up in the ladies’ championship was Ann Bain on 164, while Heather Backhouse was third with 166.

Fiona Bannister was the handicap winner with 137, playing off 21.

Club returns

Aboyne

Seniors Men’s Open, CSS 67 (visitor CSS 68) - Scratch - AG Ross 70; N Walker 71. Div 1 - C Dorn (11) 65; R Tomal (10) 65; D Stott (9) 66. Div 2 - D Walker (25) 62; P Ogden (15) 64; J Clement (18) 64.

Senior Open Mixed Greensomes, July 12 - Scratch - N Sime & M Sime (Aboyne) 80. Handicap - R Skene & J Skene (Peterculter) 65.6; J Cowper & A Reid (Aboyne) 66.4; C Nurcombe & S Nurcombe (Aboyne) 67.6; R Bruce & V Bruce (Aboyne) 68; G Robb & J Robb (Montrose Mercantile) 68.

Ladies SGL Medal, July 4, CSS 70 - Silver Division - L Stephen (14) 69; J Slater (14) 71; J Innes (20) 72. Bronze Division - T Sebire (33), V Bruce (24) 70; E Rose (23) 77.

Ladies 9 Hole Stableford, July 4, par 35 - C Short (15) 21pts; E Wildgoose (14) 19; D Keir (25) 16.

Ladies Stableford, July 11, CSS 70 - Silver Division- S Davies (16) 41pts; J Innes (20) 39; M Sime (11) 36. Bronze Division - H Simpson (32) 39; V Bruce (24) 37; M Craigie (48) 35.

Ladies 9 Hole Stableford, July 11, par 35 - H Mackenzie (13) 19pts; H Wright (10) 17; C Short (27) 15.

Ballater

W J Roy Trophy (36 holes medal) - I Gordon (11) 138; J Edrich (13) 143; J Sinclair (12), S Gow (6), J McInally (18), M Mather (14) 144.

One Armed Golfers Trophy, CSS 70 - Class 1 - G Hall (11) 67; S Lawson (17) 69. Class 2 - P Scott (33), H Esson (23) 74.

Lumphanan

Ladies Championship, CSS 61 - Champion - A Marshall 74. Handicap champion - C Keir (24) 64.

Greenkeeper’s Quaich, CSS 60 (38pts) - G Merchant (18) 37pts; M Connolly (11) 36; L Smith (19) 34.

Greenkeeper’s Glass, CSS 61 (39pts) - C Keir (26) 35pts; A Marshall (11) 35; J Wilson (20) 32.

Lumphanan Brudon Joinery Ltd Mixed Foursomes Open, Sunday July 29

0830: D Robertson and H Lees, G Merchant and K Massie

0920: A Williams and Partner, G Lamont (S) and Sheena Wood (AL); R Powell (E) and E Powell (S), M Cauley (E) and J Blackburn (S); J Sim (S) and F Sim (S), J Thurlow (S) and J Thurlow (S); J Currie (S) and F Currie (S), A Bradford (E) and J Bradford (S); M Connolly and J Wilson (AL), W Aiken (Ki) and E Aiken (Ki)

1130: R Cole (St M) and H Clifford (Du), J Harper (A) and H Harper (AL); A McLauchlan (W) and A McLauchlan (AL), P Terry (W) and G Terry (AL); I Strachan (RA) and I Strachan (AL), J Johnston (RA) and V Johnston (AL); J Webster (RA) and E Webster (AL), D Webster (D) and I McAllister (DH)

1230: P Barlow (E) and M Barlow (E), M Hossack and G Cromar

Late entries will be accepted on 07921 269772, or 013398 83480 if on the day. Players will leave the tee in fours at 10- minute intervals and are from the host club unless stated.

Abbreviations: AL (Aberdeen Ladies), A (Aboyne), D (Deeside), DH (Duff House Royal), Du (Dunning), E (Edzell), Ki (Kintore), RA (Royal Aberdeen), St M (St Michaels), S (Stonehaven), W (Westhill).