THE JUNIOR stars of today at Ross Golf Club put in a combined effort to see off their senior counterparts in the 16 holes Christmas medal scramble competition organised by head professional Tim Hall recently.

Despite the wet conditions a full house start-sheet of 100 members from all sections took part in the competition.

A team of four youngsters who have all been home grown through the Ross Juniors Academy and the 'continuous improvement' coaching and training schemes led the way.

With a scorecard showing nine net birdies, seven net pars and a net medal score of 49.7 the top prizes were presented to Ross juniors captain Harry Griffiths, scratch handicapper Cam Haines, Matty Dobbs and the emerging 14 year-old Harry Unthank.

With an equally impressive 50.4 scorecard showing seven birdies and nine pars were Ray Freeman, Mark Moore, Richard Osborne and Bruce Richardson, all newcomers to the Ross Club having joined during the 2019 season.

This meant that Danny Gear, Pete Neilens, Nigel and Russell Yates had to settle for third place despite their creditable 51.9 medal score which also contained a seven birdies and nine pars haul.

Taking part on the day in a 'Beat the Pro' initiative to raise funds to benefit the activities of Ross Junior players Niall Powell.

The current +1 handicapper will shortly be completing the final year of his International Competitive Scholarship at New Mexico State University in Las Cruces.