Making headway on the fairway

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YOUNG golf ace Danielle Ker has another course record to add to her collection after winning the South of Scotland Girls medal at Kelso on Sunday.

Her new record of 70 is added to last month’s medal round of 68 at the Roxburghe and last year’s 70 at Jedburgh in the Border Girls strokeplay.

The 17-year-old Roxburghe member, whose handicap is now three, has just been notified of her inclusion along with Minto’s Tara Mactaggart in this year’s squad for the Scottish Schools Championship, after coming third and fourth respectively (and winning the team event) at the schools championships at Murrayshall last month. The Scottish team of six will be picked at the end of August.

All in all it has been a very good month for the girls, who were both members of the successful Border Ladies team which qualified to play for the South Division at the County Finals in September at Stirling.

Results for the SOSSGA medal held at Kelso: 1, Danielle Ker (Roxburghe) 70 (3) 67; 2, Leanne Wilson (Kelso) 82 (10) 72; 3, Mirren Fraser (Powfoot) 80 (7) 73. Scratch: Tara Mactaggart (Minto) 76 (2) 74.