USA beckons for Loretto’s golf star, Grace.
24th June 2015

8 year old golfing starlet, Grace, secures place at World Championships in USA for a second time.

LORETTO School’s 8 year old rising golf star, Grace Crawford stole the show at the prestigious U.S. Kids Golf European Championship which took place in East Lothian at the end of May. The championship attracted the world’s best young golfers aged 5-18 with around 550 players from 35 nations competing in Europe’s premier junior golf tournament which showcases the next generation of stars.

Grace Crawford won the Girls 8 and under category.....for a second year running and qualified for the prestigious US Kids World Championship at Pinehurst, USA, following her jaw-dropping performance in the European equivalent at Longniddry Golf Club. Budding stars from across the world are invited to take part in the Pinehurst tournament – the largest of its kind for youngsters aged between six and 12 – and Grace, from North Berwick, will battle for the title this summer, flying the flag for Loretto and Scotland!

Jonathan Hewat, Director of External Affairs from Loretto School, said, “For Grace to win her category once is an incredible, but twice in a row – that is remarkable! We do congratulate Grace.”


 8-year-old Grace Crawford with her U.S. Kids Golf European Championship trophy.


Loretto School

Set in a leafy campus just outside Edinburgh near East Lothian's coastline, Loretto provides an all‐round education for around 630 boys and girls – boarders and day pupils ‐ aged 3‐18. The School is made up of two parts: the Junior School ('The Nippers') for children aged 3‐12, and the Senior School for those aged 12‐18.

Founded in 1827 as Scotland's original boarding school, Loretto is well known for its relaxed family atmosphere, traditional values and emphasis on the development of the whole person, mind, body and spirit. 

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