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Golfing success in Youth Olympics

Tuesday 26 March 2013

On the 10th January, Ewan Scott and Lauren Whyte, two local golfers who do their fitness training out of the University of St Andrews Sports Centre, joined 6 golfers from England and Wales to make up the 8 strong Team GB golf team who flew over to Australia to compete in the Australian Youth Olympic Festival. The team was captained by winning Curtis Cup captain Tegwen Matthews and Kyle Phillpots, PGA Director of Education and Career Development. The team would make history by being the first Olympic golf team to compete in over 100 years.

The tournament took place over four days at Twin Creeks Golf Club in Sydney from the 17-21 January.

Other sports participating in the festival included Hockey, Basketball, Artistic and Rhythmic Gymnastics, which all contributed to the 118 athletes the BOA took over to Australia.

Both Lauren and Ewan managed top 10 finishes, Ewan lying 8th and Lauren 9th (managing to shoot the lowest girls score for the tournament, 67, on the second round despite temperatures reaching 46°C) Ewan also participated in the mixed team event alongside fellow Scot, Bradley Neil, Chloe Williams (Wales) and Georgia Hall (England). The team lead from the start and won Gold to help contribute to the 66 medals won by Team GB over the week.

It was an extremely memorable week for both, on and off the golf course, and a great way to start off the 2013 season.

Lauren and Ewan, Youth Olympics

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