Wednesday, November 13, 2019

HUTCHEON WINS AGAIN - THREE STROKES CLEAR AT NEWBURGH

By COLIN FARQUHARSON
Greig Hutcheon (Torphins) scored his second North-east Alliance win in a row by a three-stroke margin at Newburgh-on-Ythan Golf Club, Aberdeenshire today
Hutcheon compiled a nine-under-par 63 (31-32) with one eagle (the ninth), and seven birdies.
Chris Robb (Meldrum House) was runner-up with a 66 (35-31), two ahead of third-placed Phil McLean (Peterhead).

LEADING SCRATCH
par 72
63 G Hutcheon (Torphins) 31-32
66 C Robb (Meldrum House) 35-31
68 P McLean (Peterhead) 33-35
69 J Duff (Newmachar) 35-34
71 K Duncan  (Cruden Bay) 36-35
72 D Addison (Cruden Bay)
73 D Craigie (Kemnay), F Bisset (Banchory)
74 C Angus (Kemnay), S Kiloh (Portlethen), B Nicolson (Newmachar).
75 D Templeton (Murcar Links).
76 K Beveridge (Kippie Lodge)
77 S Finnie (Caledonan), G Somers (Bon Accord), M May (Cruden Bay), D Buchan (Peterhead), S Mackie (Hazlehead).
78 D Leslie (Bon Accord), K Bedborough (Deeside).
79 S Hutcheon (Cruden Bay), J Sunley (Newmachar), D Nelson (Aboyne), W Middler (Peterhead)
80 R Reid (Tarland), J Emslie (Royal Aberdeen), S McWilliam (Royal Aberdeen), R Ruddiman (Royal Aberdeen), J Borthwick (Craibstone), L Buck (Newmachar).
81 G Gibson (Kemnay), L Fowler (Royal Aberdeen).
82 D Adam (Kemnay), M Denholm (Deeside).
83 R Davidson (Caledonian), C Craig (Kintore), D Lane (Deeside).
84 T Boyle (Portlethen), M Forster (Cruden Bay), S Allison (Bon Accord), W Rennie (Paul Lawrie GC), C Redman (Aboyne), D McLean (Newmachar), K Mathieson (Kintore), M Lawrie (Hazlehead).
85 A Sorley (Newmachar), D Fleming (Portlethen), C Duffus (Royal Aberdeen).
86 D Cruickshank (Craibstone), J Cobban (Portlethen), I Birnie (Hazlehead).
87 G Homer (Aboyne), B Lumsden (Northern), G Allan (Newmachar).
88 M Duncan (Murcar Links), R Denning (Inverurie).
89 D Wright (Auchmill).
91 D Booth (Tarland).
93 R Brown (Deeside), M Brown (Deeside), D Bisset (Banchory), N Hardie (Kintore).
96 D Townsley (Peterculter).
97 N Glass (Portlethen), D Lawrie (Deeside).
98 S Christie (Aboyne)
104 G Travis (Auchmill).
NRs C Cassie (Nigg  Bay), G Thom (Murcar Links), M MacKay (Kemnay), S Hanson (Kemnay), S Davidson (Northern), P Cheyne (Northern), D McGachy (Portlethen), S Kidd (Longside), R Smith (Portlethen), G Watson (Deeside), S Shand (Kemnay), A Clark (Newmachar), B Elsby (Peterculter).


Today's North-east Alliance is being played at Newburgh on Ythan Golf Club.

We hope to have scores on display this afternoon.

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

N E Alliance switched to Newburgh-on-Ythan

Oldmeldrum golf course is too wet for play and Wednesday's North-east Alliance fixture has been switched to Newburgh-on-Ythan. Scroll down for the tee times.

Newburgh-on-Ythan

 Wednesday, 13 November 2019.

GameTimeTeePlayers
18:301Boyle, Tom
Cassie, Charlie
Booth, Doug
Reid, Raymond
28:391Ross, Stephen
Somers, Graham
Allison, Stewart
Templeton, David
38:481Finnie, Stewart
Cruickshank, Derek
Davidson, Richie
Craig, Colin
48:571Dempster, Craig
Hanson, Simon
Chalmers, Gavin
Chalmers, Jack
59:061MacKay, Mike
Gibson, Gordon
Rennie, Wilson
Hutcheon, Stephen
69:151Brown, Mike
Brown, Raymond
Davidson, Sandy
Forster, Martin
79:241Smith, Ritchie
Cobban, Jim
Glass, Norman
Wright, Dick
89:331Leslie, David
Homer, Gary
Lumsden, Ben
Cheyne, Peter
99:421Christie, Stephen
Craigie, Derek
Adam, Donny
Stephen, Brian
109:511Watson, Graham
Lawrie, Donald
Birnie, Ian
Bedborough, Kevin
1110:001Calder, Jordan
Redman, Colin
Sunley, John
McWilliam, Stuart
1210:091Fowler, Les
Duncan, Mike
Emslie, Jim
Fleming, David
1310:181Shand, Steve
Angus, Craig
McLean, Dave
Sorley, Ally
1410:271Kidd, Stewart
May, Martin
Addison, Declan
McGachy, Dylan
1510:361Denning, Richard
Travis, Graeme
Duff, John
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1610:451Clark, Alistair B
Thom, Graham
Denholm, Morty
Hosie, John
1710:541Lane, David
Nelson, David
Ruddiman, Richard
Kiloh, Sam
1811:031Carnegie, Cameron
Bisset, Fergus
Bisset, David
Hutcheon, Greig
1911:121McLean, Phil
Duncan, Kevin
Gilbert, Chris
Robb, Chris
2011:211Buck, Lee
Buchan, Drew
Elsby, Barry
Borthwick, John
2111:301Hardie, Neil
Mathieson, Ken
Townsley, Derek
Duffus, Colin
2211:391Nicolson, Brian
Allan, Graham
Barclay, Justin
Middler, William
2311:481_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _
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2411:571Mackie, Scott
Lawrie, Mark
MacDonald, Rod
MacDonald, Charlie
2512:061_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _
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Play from White Tees (Men) and White Tees (Ladies).

Monday, November 11, 2019

THRILLING FINALE TO  INAUGURAL WOMEN'S

PGA CUP AT AUSTIN, TEXAS

A Hazel Kavanagh-inspired Great Britain and Ireland team saved their best till last as did Canada in what transpired to be a thrilling finale to the inaugural Women’s PGA Cup in Austin, Texas.
With the hosts well-placed at the start of the third and final round to become the first winners of the trophy, Tracy Loveys’ team began it aiming to usurp Canada in second place.
The Canadians, 10 points adrift of the USA and 16 ahead of Great Britain and Ireland at the start had a different agenda, however.
With the best three rounds from the five team members counting towards the overall score, Canada posted the best return of the tournament: a combined one-over-par total of 217.
Inspired by Christine Wong, who posted her second sub-par round of the tournament – a one-under par 71 – Canada twice came within four shots of the USA – the margin between the two teams at the finish.
Meanwhile, Ireland’s Kavanagh reprised the form that made her the first women to win a PGA national tournament with a one-over-par round of 73
It was the best round posted by any of the Great Britain and Ireland team in the tournament and ensured all five members contributed to the overall score.
Maria Tulley
In terms of overhauling the Canadians, however, Kavanagh’s effort was to no avail. Likewise those of Maria Tulley (above) and Alison Gray.
Both delivered their best rounds of the tournament, carding rounds of three and four-over-par respectively as Great Britain finished on plus-50 for the tournament, 23 shots adrift of Canada but 17 clear of Australia and 27 ahead of fifth-placed Sweden.
Although Kavanagh justifiably occupied the limelight on day three, Scotland’s Heather MacRae consolidated her reputation as Ms Consistency and position as Great Britain and Ireland’s most effective performer with her third successive round of four-over.
Given that the tournament was launched to the strains of a piper, that was perhaps appropriate.  
Justifiably, Loveys refused to single out an individual for praise, quite rightly insisting everyone played their part.
“The fact that each member contributed to the team score over the three days of competition is fantastic,” she said. “I am so proud of all of them – it was a great week for female professional golfers all over the world.”
Final scores:
USA +23
Canada +27
Great Britain and Ireland +50
Australia +67
Sweden +77.

SCOTS MOVE ON TO JOHANNESBURG 

WITH POSITIVE VIBES FROM TURKEY

It wasn’t to be for tartan trio Bob MacIntyre, Scott Jamieson and Richie Ramsay in their bid to enjoy some Turkish delight, but they all boarded a charter flight heading from Antalya to Johannesburg for the penultimate event of the European Tour season with positive vibes

Admittedly, a share of seventh spot wasn’t what he had been looking for after starting out in joint second on another idyllic day at Montgomerie Maxx Royal in Belek, but it was another round when the left-hander showed his class by salvaging a sub-par score.
“I played terribly today, it’s as simple as that,” said MacIntyre, reflecting on a three-under 69 to finish with an 18-under 270 total, ending up two shots outside a six-man play-off. “I didn’t have a good warm-up, I struggled a bit, but we’ll take this finish. I putted superbly today. If the putter wasn’t there it was a 77 or 76.
“But it was there and to walk out of there three under, I’m sure the boys I was playing with [Patrick Reed and Ross Fisher] would have been shocked that I got it round in that. But that’s where my golf is at the moment, we are flying high.”
After picking up two birdies in the opening three holes having set out three shots behind overnight leader Matthias Schwab, MacIntyre had closed the gap and sat second on his own before finding water with his approach at the par-5 fourth, where Eddie Pepperell had run out of balls on Saturday and was disqualified from the Rolex Series event as a consequence.
“I just mishit it,” said MacIntyre of that setback. “I put the 5-wood in after the first day as I knew that every par 5 was the same number. I think they are almost the same length. It’s a perfect 5-wood, just float one up. But I caught it heavy. It was just a bad shot and that stalled all the momentum. If we got going there, we were on to one, but these things happen.”

“It’s heating up,” admitted MacIntyre. “But I’ve thrown in a top ten and he’s [Kitayama] has played unbelievably well. For me, it’s just a case of keep doing what I’m doing and keep pushing into the top five [in the rankings]. I’ll go to Sun City, where I’ve never been before, with a free mind. The golf has been trending for a wee while. Hopefully it will turn.
Picking up big cheques – he pocketed £126,000 for this effort – is becoming a nice habit for the young Scot. “But I’d really like the win to give me that few years’ exemption,” he admitted. “We are playing unbelievably well. It’s more consistent than I thought I could get. My golf as an amateur was up and down, either miss the cut or challenge. It was the same on the Challenge Tour. But for me to throw in rounds like this when I’m playing poorly is more satisfying than playing well.”
After signing for a closing 69 to finish joint tenth on 16 under par, it was mission accomplished in the short term for Jamieson as he secured his spot in the Sun City field, having been just outside the cut-off coming into this event.
“I played well today and it’s been a good week,” said the Florida-based Glaswegian. “I know sitting back on the flight tonight I can look back on the week here in Turkey very pleased. I was a different guy off the tee than I have been all season.
“I hit a beautiful high draw off the last tee and that is an example of a shot I have not been able to hit all year. I wasn’t actually planning for that under that pressure. It was good too to get those juices flowing strongly again being in one of the last few groups on a Sunday as it has been some time.”
Ramsay, who also started the day in the top 15 after a joint best of the day 64 on Saturday, had the wind taken out of his sails when finding water with his tee shot at the par-3 fifth and then three-putting for a costly six. That left him having to settle for a disappointing closing round of 73 and a share of 32nd when he had a top ten in his sights.
“Golf will drive you bananas as it is a game of inches and, because of that, I had a four-shot swing over a couple of holes,” said the Aberdonian. “I had a little chat coming down 18 with Guy [Tilston, his caddie], who is very upfront and experienced, and he said, ‘you know what, you haven’t played badly today’ and I am trying to tell myself that.
“You look at the score and it might suggest otherwise, but I just didn’t hole anything and missed two four-footers and just hit one bad shot. I don’t think I could have driven it any better. I was pretty much in the middle of every fairway bar 10, where I got a bad bounce. It’s not how good your best golf is; it’s how good your bad golf is and I need to shoot one under or thereabouts on a day like that.
“Yes, it is a missed opportunity and it is very frustrating, but I am driving it long and straight, my irons are good and I hit a lot of good putts. There’s a ton of positives and I am trying to stay patient because I feel I could go and win next week. 

“I wouldn’t be surprised if that happened.”

Friday, November 08, 2019

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Atthaya Thitikul1449.7213

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Andrea Lee1421.4062

Frida Kinhult1386.2256

Yuka Yasuda1351.9609

Alessia Nobilio1321.6677

Pauline Roussin-Bouchard1320.9362

Leonie Harm1297.1932

Pia Babnik1277.1859
10 
Jennifer Chang1273.2157

MEN'S RANKING

LAST PUBLISHED
 - WEEK 44
FAVPOSCTRYPLAYERPTS AVG

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Conor Gough1240.1507

Cole Hammer1238.8419

Stewart Hagestad1178.4843

John Augenstein1170.2247

Chun An Yu1150.4150

Ricky Castillo1149.6583

Benjamin Schmidt1138.3548

Conor Purcell1123.3205
10 
John Pak1115.5525

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