Thursday, July 28, 2016

Scottish Amateur Round 4 and 5 results

Jeff Wright v Andrew Burgess in all-North 

quarter-final at Balgownie

Jeff Wright, conqueror of Forres clubmate and rival Bryan Fotheringham earlier in the week, will figure in an all-North quarter-final against Andrew Burgess (Nairn) on Friday morning at the 89th Scottish amateur championship over Royal Aberdeen's classic Balgownie links.
Wright won a fifth round thriller at the 19th against young home course player Fintan McKenna. Wright was one up for most of the inward half until McKenna won the 18th to square the match but the Forres man prevailed at the first extra hole.
Burgess, a student at Armstrong State University, eliminated Royal Aberdeen stalwart Mark Halliday by one hole after the latter, trailing by one hole for most of the inward journey, squared the match at the 16th.
There will be a quarter-final battle between the seeded Connor Syme (Drumoig) and Craig Howie (Peebles).
Howie (Peebles) ended the great run of 47-year-old former Scottish assistants professional champion Euan McIntosh (Turnhouse) but their fifth round tie went to the 18th green before Howie won by two holes. He had been three up after 14.
Syme was a 3 and 2 winner over Stuart Easton from Irvine after establishing a four-hole lead through 10 holes.
Defending champion Robert MacIntyre (Glencruitten) is hanging on grimly to the title and he produced his best performance of the week so far in dusting off the in-form but unseeded Graeme Robertson (Glenbervie) by 4 and 3.
The leftie from Oban was three up after 10 and five up after 13.
MacIntyre will play Alasdair McDougall (Elderslie), a winner of more than one SGU Order of Merit 72-hole event over the past year or two, for a place in the Friday afternoon semi-finals.
McDougall won by 4 and 3 against Andrew Gibson (Blairgowrie).
Malcolm Pennycott (Royal Burgess) claimed a place in the last eight with a 3 and 2 win over William Walker (Belton Park).
Pennycott, one up after 14, will now play George Duncan (Windyhill), a student at Lincoln Memorial University in Tennessee.
Duncan beat the last surviving local player, Ben Murray (Portlethen) by two holes, having been one up most of the way after the turn..
08.00 Jeff Wright (Forres) v Andrew Burgess (Nairn)
08.15 +Connor Syme (Drumoig) v +Craig Howie (Peebles)
08.30 +Robert MacIntyre (Glencruitten) v Alasdair McDougall (Elderslie)
08.45 Malcolm Pennycott (Royal Burgess) v George Duncan (Windyhill).

Seeds Barry Hume and Sandy Scott are KO'd in Round 4 at Balgownie

After this morning's round of the last 32 in the 89th Scottish amateur championship, there are only three seeded players still standing at Royal Aberdeen GC  - title-holder Robert MacIntyre (Glencruitten), Connor Syme (Drumoig) and Craig Howie (Peebles).
Seeded former champion Barry Hume (Haggs Castle) and young Sandy Scott (Nairn) were toppled.
Former Balgownie club champion more than once, Mark Halliday beat Hume by 3 and 2.
Scott went down by 2 and 1 to Malcolm Pennycott (Royal Burgess) after trailing by two holes on the 11th tee.
Left-hander MacIntyre was a 4 and 2 winner against Andrew Davidson (Charleton).
Graeme Robertson, unseeded despite his World Ranking of No 98, beat last year's Scottish boys champion Will Porter (Carnoustie) by 4 and 3 and will give MacIntyre a tough match in this afternoon's fifth round for the last 16 in the championship.
Rising Banchory prospect Jack arling was two up on the seeded Craig Howie (Peebles) after 10 holes but Howie stayed the distance better and won on the 18th green.
Howie now plays the 47-year-old reinstated former Scottish assistants professional champion Euan McIntosh (Turnhouse) for a place in the quarter-finals.

World rankings of players still in the championship at the start of Day 4:

22 R MacIntyre. 30 C Syme. 71 C Howie. 98 G Robertson. 134 B Hume. 148 S Scott. 583 J Wright. 752 C Hill.  808 K Godsman. 884 A McDougall. 972 J Stewart
 (last 32)
Fintan McKenna (Royal Abdn) bt Steven Buchan 1 hole.
Jeff Wright (Forres) bt Marc Watt (Inverallochy) 5 and 4.

Andrew Burgess (Nairn) bt Chris Gaitens (Fortrose and Rosemarkie) 4 and 2.
Mark Halliday (Royal Abdn) bt  +Barry Hume (Haggs Castle) 3 and 2.

+Connor Syme (Drumoig) bt Gordon Munro (Newmachar) 5 and 4.
Stuart Easton (Irvine) bt Kyle Godsman (Moray) 4 and 2.

Euan McIntosh (Turnhouse) bt Craig Stephen (Aboyne) 1 hole.
 +Craig Howie (Peebles) bt Jack Harling (Banchory) 1 hole.

Alasdair McDougall (Elderslie) bt Calum Hill (Tantallon) 2 and 1
Andrew Gibson (Blairgowrie) bt Fraser Carr (Crail GS) 1 hole

Graeme Robertson (Glenbervie) bt Will Porter (Carnoustie) 4 and 3.
+Robert MacIntyre (Glencruitten) bt Andrew Davidson (Charleton) 4 and 2

 Malcolm Pennycott (Royal Burgess) bt +Sandy Scott (Nairn) 2 and 1.
William Walker (Belton Park) bt Jamie Stewart (Old Ranfurly) 3 and 1

George Duncan (Windyhill) bt Craig Morrison (Haggs Castle) 4 and 3
Ben Murray (Portlethen) bt Rob Paterson (Kilspindie) 2 and 1.

(last 16) 
Wright bt McKenna at 19th
   Wright 1 up after 10, after 14, after 17

Burgess bt Halliday 1 hole.
 Burgess 1 up after 10, after 14. All square after 16

 *Syme bt Easton 3 and 2
      Syme 4 up after 10, 3 up after 15

 *Howie bt  McIntosh 2 holes.  
       McIntosh 1 up after 10

McDougall bt Gibson 4 and 3. 
   McDougall 2 up after 10, 3 up after 14

*MacIntyre bt Robertson 4 and 3
  . MacIntyre 3 up after 10, 5 up after 13

Pennycott v Walker 3 and 2
  All square after 7. Pennycott 1 up after 12, 1up after 14
Duncan v Murray. Duncan 1 up after 7, 2 up after 12, Duncan 1 up after 13, 1 up after 15



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