St Andrews – Grand Final 2018

Wee Wonders Grand Final 2018

With the continued support of adidas golf, 2018 saw the Wee Wonders Championship enter its 24th year and it was another one to remember! This year had more events than ever before, with 59 Regional Qualifiers and 9 Regional Finals taking place throughout Great Britain and Ireland, culminating in the Wee Wonders Grand Final that took place at St Andrews on the 25th and 26thof August.

Wee Wonders 2018 kicked off in April, with the first Regional Qualifying event being held at Lincoln Golf Centre. Three players from each age group automatically progressed from Regional Qualifying onto the Regional Finals, and the top 3 at the Regional Finals from each age group qualified for the 2018 Grand Final.

Our Grand Final was once again played across two of St Andrews Links Trust outstanding courses, with our juniors playing on either the Strathtyrum or the Balgove course. The Grand Final preparations got underway on the Friday with our juniors heading to the course for a practice round, getting in some last minute preparation and getting ready for the big two days ahead.

The Strathtyrum course was the site for our 11-12 Boys, 11-12 Girls and 9-10 Boys, with our juniors playing 2 rounds of 18 holes across the weekend. In the 11-12 Boys group, Frank Kennedy played some fantastic golf, mixing 2 birdies with 1 bogey to post a 1-under 68 on round 1. In the 11-12 Girls group, 3x Wee Wonder champion Grace Crawford began her quest for title number 4 with an opening round of 70, whilst the 9-10 Boys group saw Dion Regan open up a 4-shot lead after a first round 68!

The Balgove course saw 3 rounds of 9 holes being played by our juniors in the 9-10 Girls, 7-8 Boys, 5-8 Girls & 5-6 Boys age groups and the standard of golf across all ages was of the highest level. In the 9-10 Girls Category, Roisin Scanlan and Olivia Costello got off to fast starts, both shooting rounds of 32 and 31 on the Saturday to be sitting at the top of the leaderboard. In the Boys 7-8 group, Haydon Sarfo and Jaxson Perry were the pacesetters, finishing the day at level par for the tournament.

As Sunday arrived, it brought with it the rain and the wind, giving our talented juniors something else to contend with. Whilst conditions worsened, the quality of golf did not and across all age groups, our juniors continued to play some fantastic golf in tricky conditions. In particular, Zara Naughton in the 11-12 Girls played magnificently, posting a 3-under 65 and the best score of the week.

After a brilliant two days of golf from everyone involved, here is who emerged victorious and became 2018 Wee Wonders Champions:

Boys 11-12            Frank Kennedy                      68, 69 (137) Prestbury Golf Club, Cheshire

Girls 11-12             Zara Naughton                     73, 65 (138) Matfen Hall Golf Club, Northumberland

Boys 9-10              Dion Regan                           68, 74 (142) Cilgwyn Golf Club, Ceredigion

Girls 9-10               Roisin Scanlan                      32, 31, 32 (95) Woburn Golf Club, Buckinghamshire

Boys 7-8                 Jaxson Perry                          31, 29, 30 (90) Kendleshire Golf Club, Avon

Girls 5-8                 Arianna Virik                         34, 35 33 (102) Kenilworth Golf Club, Warwickshire

Boys 5-6                 Parker Bonnes                       34, 37, 35 (106) Galgorm Castle Golf Club, Essex

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Results: 

Final Scores G11-12

Final Scores B11-12

B9-10 Final Scores

Final Scores G9-10

Final Scores B7-8

Final Scores G5-8

Final Scores B5-6

 

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2018 Grand Final Information

2018 Grand Final Programme of Events
2018 Grand Final Competitor Information
Wee Wonders Grand Final Parents information booklet
Grand_Final_Map

Tee Sheets will be available 1 week prior to the event commencing. Tee Times may change, please ensure you check the night before the event for the correct Tee Time for your child


Saturday 25th August Tee Sheets

Balgove Rounds 1 and 2 – G5-8 AND B5-6

Balgove Rounds 1 and 2 – G9-10 AND B 7-8

Strathtyrum Round 1 – B11-12, G11-12, B9-10

Sunday 26th August Tee Sheets

Sunday Balgove

Sunday Strathtyrum

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All those who played in this years Grand Final will receive an invitation to next years USKids European Championships. This will be at the end of May. Invitations will be sent out early next year

Grand Final Qualification

There are 3 places per age group allocated to each Regional Final, if one of these places is declined immediately the next placed player in that Regional Final will be offered that place after that we will go to the reserves list.

Boys 11-12, Girls 11-12 & Boys 9-10 will play 2 rounds of 18 on Strathtyrum. R1 Sat 25/8, R2 Sun 26/8

Girls 9-10, Boys 7-8 Girls 5-8 & Boys 5-6 will play 3 rounds of 9 holes on Balgove. R1 & R2 Sat 25/8, R3 Sun 26/8

Reserves List

There are a limited number of places available for reserves at the Grand Final. These places will be allocated in the following way. All 4th placed players in each Regional Final event will go onto the reserve list. To determine the best players in each age group the calculation will be proximity (closest) to the winner of that event and the field size (largest field) within a maximum of 20 shots. This will determine the order of the reserves. If a place is available in that age group the first on the list in that age group will be offered the place at the Grand Final.

If any spaces become available we will contact the first person on the list and work our way through in order. If you have not received an invitation there is not a space available.

Siblings

If after 22nd August there are any late withdrawals the place in that age group will be offered to a sibling of qualified players.

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Tee Sheets and Results

 

PREVIOUS GRAND FINAL RESULTS

STRATHTYRUM BALGOVE
Strathtyrum Grand Final Results 2017 Balgove Grand Final Results 2017
Grand Final Results – Strathtyrum 2016 Grand Final Results – Balgove 2016
Strathtyrum Grand Final Results 2015 Balgove Grand Final Results 2015
 Strathtyrum Grand Final Results 2014  Balgove Grand Final Results 2014

GRAND FINAL CSS

Grand Final CSS


EXEMPTIONS FOR 2018

The players on the Grand Final exemptions list will receive an automatic invitation to the 2018 Grand Final. (Invitations will be sent out by the beginning of August to all the Grand Final Qualifiers.)

Grand Final Exemptions for 2018

The players on the Regional Final exemptions list will receive an automatic invitation to a 2018 Regional  Final. (Invitations will be sent out by the beginning of July)

Regional Final Exemptions for 2018

Card

COURSE Strathtyrum
TEE White Boys 11-12
HOLE 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Total
PAR 4 4 3 4 5 3 4 3 4 34
LENGTH 332 350 154 298 497 125 331 183 366 2636
SI 5 7 15 13 1 17 9 11 4
HOLE 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 Total
PAR 4 5 4 3 4 4 3 4 4 34
LENGTH 338 512 389 168 350 300 137 376 414 2636
SI 14 2 10 16 6 12 18 3 8
Length: 5620 Par: 69

 

COURSE Strathtyrum
TEE Yellow Boys 9-10
HOLE 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Total
PAR 4 4 3 4 5 3 4 3 4 34
LENGTH 327 319 149 256 451 120 290 160 340 2412
SI 5 7 15 13 1 17 9 11 4
HOLE 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 Total
PAR 4 5 4 3 4 4 3 4 4 34
LENGTH 292 442 212 143 312 265 120 321 385 2412
SI 14 2 10 16 6 12 18 3 8
Length: 5004 Par: 69

 

COURSE Strathtyrum
TEE Red Girls 11-12
HOLE 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Total
PAR 4 4 3 4 4 3 4 3 4 33
LENGTH 315 312 140 248 384 110 284 154 334 2281
SI 12 6 16 14 2 18 10 8 4
HOLE 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 Total
PAR 4 5 4 3 4 4 3 4 4 33
LENGTH 288 401 308 133 264 257 114 314 345 2281
SI 11 3 1 15 7 13 17 5 9
Length: 4705 Par: 68

 

COURSE Balgove
TEE Balgove Boys 5-8 & Girls 5-10
HOLE 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Total
PAR 4 4 3 3 3 4 3 3 3 30
LENGTH 220 219 104 194 161 298 103 116 105 1520
SI 2 3 8 4 5 1 9 6 7
Length: 1520 Par: 30

 

Useful Information

World Championships Qualifiers

The players on the World Championships List will be invited to play at The World Championships or the Teen World Championships in 2018. Players will receive an invitation late November/December.

 

Location

W Sands Rd, St Andrews KY16 9XL, UK

Contact Information

Contact info for hire, booking of extra rounds St Andrews enquiries,

 

Wee wonders enquiries: [email protected]

Practice Area: Driving Range
Eating & Drinking: Yes
Changing Facilities: Yes
Dress Code: Smart / Casual