Match Report
Merchiston Castle School 1st V vs  Loretto School
On: Thursday, 13 Sep 2018
Venue: at Home

What a fantastic opening fixture for the GA; a match against local school rivals, Loretto.

Both schools selected mixed team of: ages, abilities and new pupils alike which was great to see. The format was better ball Foursomes giving the pupils a more relaxed game and the chance to mix more with their partner and opponents. Leading the way for Merchiston was new Scottish School Internationalist, Lyle M partnering the talented young Daniel B. A great 2/1 victory for the boys exemplified from Daniels wonderful driving and Lyles impressive putting. Both boys had five birdies between them. Playing in match 2 were new pupils to Merchiston, and brothers, Juan and Iñigo L, from Spain. Unfortunately when the boys teed off it could hardly be said it was warm sunny Spanish weather......anything but; welcome to Scotland Boys...! Both boys struck the ball well and had a few more putts dropped then it could have easily been a different result. Both boys played with passion and a smile on their faces and enjoyed their first game for the school even although a narrow 4/3 loss. In the final match, Hamish B paired up with new pupil, Niklas E. Both boys gelled well together with some fine play shown throughout. Very close match with Loretto coming out 2/1 winners. All in all a super friendly played in a wonderful spirit. Both teams were a real credit to their schools.

Match Result, - Loretto 2 Merchiston 1