Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Scottish Amateur results and positions on Day 3 at Balgownie


Updated World rankings of players still in the championship at the start of Day 3:
22 R MacIntyre. 30 C Syme. 65 C Ross. 71 C Howie. 98 G Robertson. 134 B Hume. 148 S Scott. 243  L Johnston. 266 J Savage. 279 C Fyfe. 481 M Clark. 583 J Wright. 630 E Walker. 752 C Hill (1). 771 R Lumsden. 775 S Gibson. 808 K Godsman. 884 A McDougall. 930 C Hill (2). 972 J Stewart

Greig Kennedy (Hazlehead) scored the upset win of the morning when he ousted Matthew Clark (Kilmacolm), ranked 481 in the world, by 4 and 2.
Another good win by a local was that of young Royal Aberdeen member Craig Leith over the reigning Scottish boys' champion, Eric McIntosh (Bruntsfield Links) by 4 and 3.
Seeded teenager Sandy Scott (Nairn) marches on, his second-round win by a 7 and 5 margin.
Top seed and defending champion Robert MacIntyre  (Glencruitten) had to work hard for a one-hole win oer Calum Hill (Aberdour). The left-hander from Oban had been two up after 10.
Aberdeen Links champion Barry Reid (Caledonian) is through to the third round with a 3 and 2 win over Alan Sutherland (Cupar).
Scottish youths champion Stephen Roger (Cruden Bay) had a comfortable second-round 5 and 4 win over Stirling graduate Angus Carrick (Douglas Park) whose father David won the Scottish amateur championship of 1985 at Southerness.
Portlethen's Clark Brechin had a win that topped Greig Kennedy's achievement. Brechin KO'd World No 243 Liam Johnston (Dumfries and Co) by 2 and 1.
Calum Fyfe (Cawder), World No. 279, was beaten on the 18th green by Craig Morrison (Haggs Castle). 
What a marvellous afternoon for North and North-east players, topped by Andrew Burgess (Nairn) scoring a 3 and 1 victory over the seeded Craig Ross (Kirkhill) who is No. 65 in the World Rankings.
Steven Buchan (Royal Aberdeen) bowled over George Burns (Williamwood) who, 12 months ago, KOd top seed Grant Forrest from the championship. Buchan won 2 and 1.
Another Royal Aberdeen player, Fintan McKenna had an excellent 2 and 1 win over Australian Ben Ferguson, who has Scottish parents and has been selected to play for Scotland in the upcoming boys' internationals. 
Seeded Barry Hume, a former Scottish amateur champion before his spell as a professional, advanced to the last 32 with a 2 and 1 win over Kieran Cantley (Liberton).  
Another top seed, Connor Syme (Drumoig), was a 4 and 2 winner over Robert Watson (Muckhart).

S Miller (Kilmarnock Barassie) bt N Melvin (Newmachar) 2 and 1.
S Easton (Irvine) bt E Walker (Kilmarnock Barassie) 5 and 3.
K Godsman (Moray) bt M Vass (Hazlehead) 7 and 6.
R Lumsden (Royal Wimbledon) bt  C Brodie (Meldrum House) 4 and 3.
E Bradley (Mt Ellen) bt G Esson (Portlethen) 4 and 2.
E McIntosh (Turnhouse) bt C Graham (Crieff) 5 and 4.
D Howie (Peebles) bt B Edmond (Bon Accord) 1 hole.
C Stephen (Aboyne) bt C Pirie (Millport) 3 and 1.
C Bruce (Duff House Royal) bt C Thomson (Peterhead) 1 hole.
*C Howie (Peebles) bt A Ferguson (Renfrew) 1 hole.
D Morrison (Meldrum House) bt G Joss (Royal Aberdeen) 3 and 1.
J Harling (Banchory) bt P Maxwell (Glenbervie) 5 and 4.
*J Savage (Cawder) bt S Smith (Deeside) 3 and 2.
C Hill (Tantallon) bt S W Mann (Carnoustie) 4 and 3.
A McDougall (Elderslie) bt R Brown (Dunfermline) 2 and 1.
E Wood (Crow Wood) bt S Locke (Banchory) 2 and 1.
A Gibson (Blairgowrie) bt N Macandrew (Royal Aberdeen) 4 and 3.
S Roger (Cruden Bay) bt A Carrick (Douglas Park) 5 and 4.
F Carr (Crail GS) bt L Shand (Portlethen) 2 and 1.
G Kennedy (Hazlehead) bt M Clark (Kilmacolm) 4 and 2.
W Porter (Carnoustie) bt D Sim (Royal Aberdeen) 2 holes.
R Finlay (Sandyhills) bt N Moore (Crail GS) at 19th
G Robertson (Glenbervie) bt A Watson (Stirling) 5 and 4.
C Leith (Royal Aberdeen) bt E McIntosh (Bruntsfield Links) 4 and 3.
S Buchanan (Prestwick St Nicholas) bt A Davidson (Charleton) 3 and 2.
A Thomson (Lanark) bt B Alexander (Renaissance) 3 and 2.
 *R MacIntyre (Glencruitten) bt C Hill (Aberdour) 1 hole.
B Dalgleish (Ralston) bt A S Gove (Kirkcaldy) 1 hole.
S McMehen (Falkirk Tryst) bt G Tait (Ipswich) 2 holes.
*S Scott (Nairn) bt A Stott (West Linton) 7 and 5
M Pennycott (Royal Burgess) bt C Cheyne (Newmachar) at 21st
S Graham (Carnoustie) bt D Dougan (Airdrie) 1 hole.
B Reid (Caledonian) bt A Sutherland (Cupar) 3 and 2.
J Stewart (Old Ranfurly) bt C McGuigan (Comrie) 3 and 2.
C Brechin (Portlethen) bt L Johnston (Dumfries and Co) 2 and 1.
W Walker (Belton Park) bt T Corrieri (Callander) 3 and 1.
D Mitchell (Leven Th) bt J Johnston (Ayr Belleisle) 1 hole.
C Morrison (Haggs Castle) bt C Fyfe (Cawder) 1 hole.
K Gunnyeon (Murcar Links) bt N Peoples (Royal Lytham)  3 and 2.
G Duncan (Windyhill) bt C Neil (Blairgowrie) 2 and 1.
R Paterson (Kilspindie) bt M Maclean (Fraserburgh) 1 hole.
A Dunton (McDonald Ellon) bt J Sutherland (Hilton Park) 2 and 1.
K Reid (Balmore) bt R Wardlaw (Carnoustie Caledonia) 5 and 3.
B Murray (Portlethen) bt M Rickard (Cupar) 2 and 1.

S Buchan (Royal Aberdeen) v G Burns (Williamwood) 2 and 1
F McKenna (Royal Aberdeen) bt B Ferguson (Australia) 2 and 1
M Watt (Inverallochy) bt S Kennedy (Dunbar) 3 and 2
J Wright (Forres) bt D Lawrence (Ballumbie Castle) 1 hole
A Burgess (Nairn) bt *C Ross (Kirkhill) 3 and 1.
C Gaittens (Fortrose and Rosemarkie) bt D Hendry (Skybrook) 2 and 1
M Halliday (Royal Aberdeen) v M Brodie (Alyth) playing extra holes
*B Hume (Haggs Castle) bt K Cantley (Liberton) 2 and 1. 
*C Syme (Drumoig) bt R Watson (Muckhart) 4 and 2
G Munro (Newmachar) bt A Thurlow (Murrayfield) 6 and 5.
14.09 Miller v Easton
14.17 Godsman v Lumsden
14.25 Euan McIntosh v Bradley
14.33 D Howie v Stephen
14.41 Bruce v *C Howie
14.49 Morrison v Harling
15.01 *Savage v Hill
15.09 McDougall v Wood
15.17 A Gibson v Roger
15.25 Carr v Kennedy
15.33 Porter v Finlay
15.41 Robertson v Leith
15.49 Davidson v Thomson
15.57 *MacIntyre v Dalgleish
16.05 McMehen v *Scott
16.13 Graham v Pennycott
16.21 B Reid v Stewart
16.29 Brechin v Walker
16.37 Mitchell v Morrison
16.45 Gunnyeon v Duncan
16.53 Paterson v Dunton
17.01 K Reid v Murray


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