Tuesday, July 12, 2016

. Clark leads qualifying for Scottish Seniors' match-play championship at Panmure

Ronnie Clark (Erskine) led the qualifying scores for the Scottish Seniors' match-play championship, sponsored by McCrea Financial Services, at Panmure Golf Club, Carnoustie today, adding a fine score of 68 for an impressive total of 138.

This gave him a four-stroke lead over John Fraser (Royal Burgess) with Duncan Hamilton (Mortonhall ) in third place on 144.The cut fell at 157 with some surprise casualties including David Gardner (Broomieknowe), Ian Gillan (Bishopbriggs) and Georg Barrie (Callander).

Clark is in fine form and is the favourite to take the title but will not find it easy tomorrow against former senior international, John McDonald (Cowglen). 
The draw has thrown up some cracking ties with the holder, Gordon MacDonald (Glenbervie), facing Bob Stewart (Tulliallan), Graham Bell (Downfield) taking on Lindsay Blair (Grangemouth), and Duncan Hamilton facing former champion, Tony Stafford (Downfield).

In the Super Seniors (over-65s) match-play event, George Rodaks (Pitreavie) led the qualifiers.The tie of the first round sees a repeat of last year’s final with the holder,

Jim Kinloch (Cardross), facing David Millar (St Andrews



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