Staged every two years at Kilmarnock (Barassie) Scotland, the event is closely linked to “The Open” and played on a nearby course in the same week as “The Open”. All golfing nations affiliated to The R&A are invited to enter their best under 16 boy and girl golfers. Founded in 1994, the Junior Open came under The R&A administrative umbrella in 2000.

This year “The Open” is at Troon in Scotland and “The Junior Open Championship” will be held nearby at Kilmarnock (Barassie) between the 11th and 13th of July 2016.

To win this coveted place Savvas had to play 4 matches across all 4 Paphos Courses against Tate Dodson, Nikolas Pitiris & Edgar Lollevalli, coincidently one boy from each club. Well done all of you.
Savvas was Victorious by the very small margin of 8 shots gross with an overall combined 4 match score of 323 averaging 80.75 per round. His closest rival Nikolas Pitiris who played in The Junior Open 2 years ago scored 331.

This is a wonderful honour for such a young man who is still only 13 years of age. It will be a lifetime experience for him where he will play 3 competitive rounds off the white tees plus a practice round. On the Thursday and Friday he will visit ‘The Open” at Troon to see all of his golfing heros.
I hope the members of Secret Valley embrace this wonderful achievement by our own Savvas Michaelides. I am sure we are all proud of him!

Ksenia Fedoseeda will represent the girls on this wonderful occasion. Well done Ksenia
(Credits to Terry Scott for the article)