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Merchiston flying high at ISGA Open

EDINBURGH’S Merchiston School emerged victorious in both individual and team standings in the recent Independent Schools Golf Association Scottish Open at Kings Acre Golf Course.

With over 80 players from around the UK competing in difficult weather conditions, Merchiston was regularly in contention.

However, with two scores from three to count in the team event, Berkshire’s Wellington College was crowned gross team winners, with Jack Salis (70) and Chris Thomas (74) combining to record an impressive score of 144.

Despite coming in second, two shots off the pace, in that contest, Merchiston’s Calum Hill and Morgan White secured the nett team win, with equal rounds of 70.

In the individual standings, it was again Merchiston that came out on top with Hill taking the gross spoils on count-back over Wellington’s Salis. Each boy had carded a terrific round of 70.

Alan Murdoch, director of golf at Merchiston, said: “As you can see from the results, I am naturally delighted with how the boys played. It just goes to prove the work we’re doing is paying off.”

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