Grace Crawford makes world championship

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Seven-year-old Loretto golf star Grace Crawford has booked her place in the US Kids Golf World Championship this July.


Crawford, from North Berwick, qualified for the finals after finishing eighth in the US Kids European Championships held at Gullane Golf Club, an impressive achievement, made even more remarkable due to the fact that she played in the 8-year-old's category.

More than 500 youngsters played over the Gullane links, including players from 40 different countries such as Britain, France, Germany, Egypt, Switzerland, South Africa and the Czech Republic.

Not content with her excellent performance at the US Kids European Championships, Grace also won the ‘Wee Wonders’ Regional Qualifier event recently with a personal best score of 33 at the North Berwick Kids Course, putting her through to the finals at St Andrews in August.

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Grace Crawford heading to Pinehurst


However, it is qualification for the US Kids World Championship at the prestigious Pinehurst Resort, North Carolina that excites young Grace Crawford the most.
"It is wonderful for Loretto golf to have another player competing on the world stage."

“I have never visited America before and I am really excited. I am very proud to have qualified for this championship. It is a big event and there will be over 1,000 children taking part,” she said.

Crawford isn’t alone in her pride at qualifying for the event, as Rick Valentine, director of golf at Loretto Golf Academy, explains.  “It is wonderful for Loretto golf to have another player competing on the world stage, and I am sure Grace will have a fantastic time and the experience will stand her in great stead for the future. We wish here all the very best.”

Grace Crawford heads to the US Kids Golf World Championship, from July 30 - August 3. The tournamet is the largest, most prestigious event in the world for players from six to 12 and under.

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