Eight-year-old Loretto pupil Grace Crawford, from North Berwick, secures fifth place in the US Kids
5th August 2015

The event was held in the Pinehurst Resort, North Carolina, with more than 1,000 youngsters taking part, making it the largest and most prestigious event in the world for players from six to 12 years old.

It’s not the first time Grace has shone in this competition – last year she achieved sixth place in the girls 7 and under category.

This year Grace has gone one better by finishing in 5th place in the Girls 8 section at the US Kids Golf World Championships with 2 par rounds and a final round of +3. The weather was demanding too - Grace played at midday in temperatures reaching 43 degrees!

Loretto School was delighted with their pupil’s success in America.

Director of External Affairs at Loretto School Jonathan Hewat was proud of Grace saying,  “Grace did so well to come in fifth place. We are all absolutely delighted for her. What an achievement to have done so well in such a big tournament. Just to have been selected to take part in the tournament is a feather in anyone’s cap, but to get that final position is an incredible achievement. We are all very proud here at Loretto.”


The opening Ceremony


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 0‐18. The School is made up of two parts: the Junior School ('The Nippers') for children aged 0‐12, 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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