The East Lothian Junior Golf League was won again by Gullane Juniors last year – this fourth victory in five years.

In a double-winning season, the Gullane team also claimed the Team County Cup for the first time in the 25 years of that competition after they defeated Musselburgh in the final.

A youthful and strong Longniddry team won the team strokeplay event, while in the individual league championships, played over two rounds at Haddington, Lewis Reid of Craigielaw emerged as boys’ champion with a score of 144, and Shannon Young of Dunbar won the 18-hole girls championship – with nine-year-old Grace Crawford (Gullane) her nearest challenger two shots back.

Meanwhile, notable performances by county girls include Gullane's Joanne Free reaching the last eight of the Scottish Ladies Championship alongside Clara Young (North Berwick), Gabrielle MacDonald (Craigielaw) and Tara MacTaggart, themselves recent East Lothian Juniors.

Free was also selected as playing captain of the Scottish Girls Team in the European Championships in Norway.

The Boys also performed well, with Jamie Duguid of Dunbar winning the Lothians Boys Championships at the Braid Hills, defeating Finlay Goodlad of The Glen in the final.

Cameron Gallacher of Longniddry won the U16s event there. Cameron then went on to win the Stephen Gallacher Foundation (SGF) U15s Championship by 10 shots, and then represented Scotland in the European Young Masters.

Darren Howie of Gullane, also won an SGF event at Cardrona in Peebles and Cameron Blair of Musselburgh, won the Lothians Champion of Champions at Kings Acre with a 72 as the top four places there were all filled by Boys from East Lothian clubs.

Connor Wilson of Dunbar finished tied second in the 36 hole Paul Lawrie Foundation Schools event, with a score of 148.

In other events, three lucky juniors in the league were invited to play with European Tour Pro James Morrison at the Paul Lawrie Pro-Am at Archerfield, while another seven received a putting lesson from Gary Wolstenholme, a Pro on the European Senior Tour.

David Warren, secretary, thanked clubs who allowed access to their courses for events, and sponsors Royal and Ancient and East Lothian Council.

Secretary would like to thank the Clubs in the County who gave access to their courses for our events, to our Sponsors East Lothian Council and the Royal and Ancient, for providing funding and prizes.

There is a change of format in the league for 2017, while Warren is also working on an exchange programme, which could see county starlets play in events in Pinehurst and Hilton Head Island in the USA.