Golf: Deeside prodigy Callum Bruce, 15, is youngest-ever Jaffrey Cup winner; Shire Girls in Scottish Counties Finals
Deeside junior Callum defeated Matthew Greig, of Bon Accord, on the twenty first gap on this 12 months’s remaining at Ballater.
Plus-one-handicapper Callum had earlier overcome Bryan Innes, of Murcar Hyperlinks, by 2&1 within the morning semi-finals.
Deeside Golf Membership’s Callum Bruce is known to have turn out to be the youngest winner of the Jaffrey Cup … at simply 15 years outdated.
Westhill Academy pupil Callum stated: “If I’m being trustworthy, I didn’t recognise the importance of the Jaffrey Cup till after I received it and was bombarded with congratulations.
“I used to be proud of how I used to be taking part in in opposition to Matthew, however might see that he was an excellent participant and I used to be simply delighted to be within the remaining.
“The longer the match went on, I simply tried to remain grounded, not get forward of myself and look forward to a break.
“However ultimately it was simply pure reduction to raise the trophy – it was a fantastic expertise taking part in in opposition to the most effective golfers within the north-east.”
Callum, who completed sixth on this 12 months’s Phillips Trophy at Newburgh, began taking part in golf in Houston, Texas, about 10 years in the past earlier than becoming a member of Deeside when his household returned to Aberdeen in 2017.
He helped the membership win the junior pennant league title that season and went on to be topped junior membership champion.
Callum has the chance of including a second title when he faces Oli Blackadder on this 12 months’s junior remaining on Saturday.
Callum, who received this season’s first two North-east Future Junior Tour occasions, at Portlethen and Newmachar, added: “I’m now taking part in for the lads’s pennant staff and I’m trying ahead to taking part in in numerous nationwide competitions at under-16 and under-18 stage.”
Deeside captain Simon Cruickshank stated: “We’re delighted for Callum and so proud that he follows within the footsteps of our retired skilled Frank Coutts, who received the Jaffrey Cup in 1978.
“That is such a tremendous achievement on the age of simply 15.
“On behalf of Deeside, I wish to congratulate Callum and want him all the most effective for the long run”.
Callum, a member of the Paul Lawrie Academy, receives tuition from Spencer Henderson – the Scottish Golf Efficiency Coach having beforehand been beneath the wing of Deeside head skilled Graeme Nethercott.