Lawrie off to UK Final with Green and McPherson

Ross Green (Captain) from Turriff, Craig Lawrie from Bieldside, Finlay McPherson from Inverurie)
Ross Green (Captain) from Turriff, Craig Lawrie from Bieldside, Finlay McPherson from Inverurie)

A team of three golfers from Robert Gordon’s College is heading off to Carnoustie in Fife this weekend to compete in the British Independent Schools Golf Championships UK Final.

Deeside Golf Club member Craig Lawrie, 16, is looking to emulate the success his father Paul Lawrie had on the same course in 1999 where he won the Open Championship, becoming the first Scotsman to win the Open on native soil.

Craig, who lives in Bieldside, said: “It has been a busy golfing month for our family and I am very much looking forward to teeing off on a course that has great memories for us. We put a lot of effort into our training and looking to build on the success we had in the regional final last month.”

Craig will be joined by captain Ross Green, 17, and Finlay McPherson, 15, who won all three of their matches against Perthshire school Glenalmond, in the regional final at Royal Aberdeen last month.

Mr Jimmy Lamont, principal teacher of boys PE, will join the boys on the two day tournament.

Mr Lamont siad: “The boys have had a great golfing season competing against many other independent schools from across Scotland. This is a great achievement for the team who are the second Gordon’s team to compete at this event. “

Mr Hugh Ouston, head of the college, added: “It is great to see the family connection with the course and an excellent opportunity for the boys represent Robert Gordon’s College against some of the UK’s top young golfers.”