Junior Open Championship
Founded in 1994, the Junior Open came under The R&A administrative umbrella in 2000. Staged every two years, the event is closely linked to The Open and played on a nearby course. All golfing nations affiliated to The R&A are invited to enter their best under 16 boy and girl golfers.
Pedro Lencart Silva posted a round of six-under-par 67 to seal a convincing win at the Junior Open at Kilmarnock (Barassie).
The 16-year-old finished five strokes ahead of Valeria Pacheco on a total of 214, five-under-par.
Pacheco signed for a one-over-par 74 to finish second on level par 219, one ahead of China’s Yifan Ji (72) who was the overnight leader after the first day.
South Korea’s Hyunkyung Park (75) was fourth on two-over 221, one ahead of American Garrett Barber (74) and Argentina’s Mateo Fernandez De Oliveira (75) in a tie for fifth.
All nations affiliated to The R&A are invited to enter their leading boy and girl golfers under the age of 16 for this biennial event which is played over three rounds of stroke-play. There is both a scratch and handicap element to the event. All competitors will play 36 holes with the leading 80 and ties (gross) qualifying to play the third round. Prizes in regional categories will be awarded on handicap over 36 holes.