NORTH-EAST NAME THEIR TEAM FOR BLAIRGOWRIE
By COLIN FARQUHARSON
The North-east District Association selectors have chosen the following team to represent North-east at the Moneygate Scottish area team championship at Blairgowrie on May 19 and 20.
Anthony Bews (Murcar Links), Adam Dunton (McDonald Ellon), Barrie Edmond (Bon Accord), Bryan Innes (Murcar Links), Scott Larkin (Royal Aberdeen), Laurie Phillips (Cruden Bay).
"It was was a tough selection meeting with some good performances from within the squad at our get-togethers in the off-season and in some of the events in the last couple of weeks," said team captain Paul Gallacher.
North-east won the Scottish area team championship two years ago and last year were beaten by Fife in the final since when the majority of the North-east team have turned professional.
Adam Dunton's McDonald Ellon team-mate Kevin Duncan was unlucky not to be selected after a severe migraine attack derailed his bid to win the Battle Trophy at Crail on Sunday.
Duncan was lying second after opening rounds of 69 and 67 but he started to suffer from migraine during a third-round 75 and by lunchtime his vision was blurred. He had to walk in after only a couple of holes in the final round.
When Duncan returned to the clubhouse he was sick several times and was in no state to drive his car back home.
His mother and father had to drive down from Ellon to pick up Kevin and Adam Dunton and also take their son's car home.
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DONALD MACANDREW WINS PHILLIPS TROPHY
Royal Aberdeen's Donald Macandrew birdied the last two holes at Fraserburgh on Sunday and then won the Phillips Trophy by virtue of having a better second round than Laurie Phillips (Cruden Bay).
Macandrew had scores of 70 and 69 for 139 while Phillips scored 67 and 72. Donald is pictured receiving the trophy from NE District president Mike Pocock.
Former Scotland cap Bryan Innes (Murcar Links) finished third on 140 (69-71).
+The Phillips Trophy made the journey to and from Fraserburgh Golf Club in the same car! Defending champion Scott Robertson (Hazlehead) was given a lift to the venue by Donald Macandrew. Macandrew won it as Robertson finished joint fifth.
139 Donald Macandrew (Royal Aberdeen) 70 69, Laurie Phillips (Cruden Bay) 67 72 (Macandrew won with better second round).
140 Bryan Innes (Murcar Links) 69 71.
142 Chris Forman (Peterhead) 74 68.
143 Scott Robertson (Hazlehead) 75 68, Neil Thomson (Fraserburgh) 74 69, Mark Halliday (Royal Aberdeen) 72 71, Barrie Edmond (Bon Accord) 71 72.
144 Andrew Hepburn (Fraserburgh) 76 68, Michael Buchan (Cruden Bay) 73 71, Kenny Gunnyson (Murcar Links) 68 76, Gordon Munro (Fraserburgh) 69 75.
145 Neil McKinnon (Murcar Links) 78 67.
146 Barry Mitchell (Murcar Links) 73 73, Ross Young (Nigg Bay) 76 70, Barry Brooks (Meldrum House) 74 72, Bruce Wisely (Inverallochy) 74 72, Anthony Bews (Murcar Links) 76 70, Ross McKen (Newburgh) 74 72.
147 Matthew Greig (Bon Accord) 75 72.
148 Stewart McCulloch (Cruden Bay) 76 72, John Godward (McDonald Ellon) 76 72, Ronnie Brechin (Murcar Links) 73 75, Clark Brechin Murcar Links) 74 74.
149 Lewis Mutch (Duff House Royal) 78 71, Euan McIntosh (Newmachar) 77 72, Mark McLean (Fraserburgh) 73 76.
150 David Morrison (Duff House Royal_ 73 773, Jack Walker (Fraserburgh) 75 75, Alan Holbrook (Murcar Links) 77 73, Nicky Slater (Nigg Bay) 76 74.
152 Neil Melvin (Oldmeldrum) 77 75, Sam Griffiths (Cullen) 75 77, Jamie Reid (Cruden Bay) 74 78, David McDowell (Portlethen) 76 76.
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