Friday, December 06, 2019

Calum Hill, who is playing in just his second event as a European Tour card holder, is out in front at the halfway stage in the AfrAsia Bank Mauritius Open and has both Connor Syme and Grant Forrest backing him up on the leaderboard.

EDINBURGH AND EAST OF SCOTLAND ALLIANCE

REPORT FROM ALAN GREENSHIELDS
It was visit down the coast to Eyemouth for 55 members to contest The Berwickshire Trophy.
The name on the trophy this year will be Marc Owenson (Gullane), out in the first game just after a beautiful sunrise to record the best score of 70 on the par 72 course (35-37).
Marc scorched out in 30 with five birdies and started with a birdie on the back nine to set up his sub-par round and also claim top scratch prize.
Second scratch prize went to Joe Bryce (Bathgate) on 72 with Ian Anderson (Shotts) third on 74.
Top Handicap Prize was split three ways on net 72 by Toby Bailey (Duddingston (77 less 5). David Eardley (Brommieknowe) (81 less 9) and Graeme Johnston (Glenbervie) ( 76 less 4).
Top Trainee was Callum Greenhill (Renaissance Club) on 77.
Top Senior was Andrew MacDonald (Prestonfield) on net 74 (82 less 8).
Order of Merits see the top 2 in both Scratch and Handicap unchanged -
Scratch Top 5
1. David Rudd (Longniddry) - 354.0
2. Craig Surgeon (Newbattle) - 348.0
3. Zander Culverwell (Renaissance Club) - 339.5
4. Richard Johnston (Glenbervie) - 325.5
5. Neil Henderson (Renaissance Club) - 305.0
 Handicap Top 5
1. Scott Fraser (Mortonhall) - 117.5
2. Craig Surgeon (Newbattle) - 102.0
3. Mark Davies (Newbattle) - 101.0
4. Willie Laing (Prestonfield) - 91.0
5. Ross Callan (Bathgate) - 87.5

It's now Festive Break time for all and play resumes at Gullane No.3 on Wednesday, 15th Jan 2020 when the John Glen Trophy will be contested.

Wednesday, December 04, 2019

Last NE Alliance fixture until Inverallochy on January 8

Murcar Links

Competition played on 04 December 2019

Professional Chris Robb (Meldrum House) scored his first win on the North-east Golfers' Alliance circuit with a round of 69 at Murcar Links today.
Derek Craigie was pipped by a shot for the leading handicap prize in Class 1 with a 68 off a handicap of five.

Class 1 Handicap
(Handicaps up to 8.4)
2Craigie, Derek 73 - 05 = 68
3Robb, Chris 69 - 00 = 69Lowest Gross Score
5McLean, Phil 71 - 00 = 71
6Finnie, Stewart 73 - 01 = 72Last Nine Holes
7Nicolson, John 74 - 02 = 72
9Gilbert, Chris 72 + 01 = 73
10Addison, Declan 74 - 00 = 74Last Nine Holes
12Hutcheon, Stephen 80 - 06 = 74Last Nine Holes
14Watt, Neil 77 - 03 = 74Last Nine Holes
16Riley, Graham 78 - 04 = 74
17Duff, John 75 - 00 = 75Last Nine Holes
18Allison, Stewart 82 - 07 = 75Last Nine Holes
19Duncan, Kevin 75 - 00 = 75Last Six Holes
20Leslie, David 79 - 04 = 75Last Nine Holes
21Kidd, Stewart 82 - 07 = 75Last Nine Holes
22Buchan, Michael 79 - 04 = 75

Monday, December 02, 2019

Craig Cruickshank's 66 best at Lochgelly
A total of 54 members of the Edinburgh and East of Scotland Alliance visited Lochgelly Golf Club and despite a very wet course there were some good scores on the par 68 (34-34) course.
Best scratch score on 66 (33-33) was returned by to Craig Cruickshank (Ratho Park). Second on 67 was Ross Neill and 3rd place was shared on 68 by Michael Bacigalupo (The Glen) and Steven Dunsmore (Falkirk Tryst).
Best handicap was shared on net 66 by Craig Cruickshank (Ratho Park) (66 less 0) and Ian Wyse (Falkirk Tryst) (75 less 9).
However thanks to a better inward nine Craig Cruickshank gets his name on The Professional's Trophy.
As only one prize can be won per player Craig gets top scratch prize and Ian top handicap prize.
2nd handicap prize was shared on net 67 by Scott Girvan (Baberton0 (76 less 9) and Roy Renton (Archerfield Links( (73 less 6)
Trainee Prize is shared on 73 by Zander Culverwell (Renaissance Club) and Ross White (Haddingston)
Top Senior Prize is shared on net 69 by Phil Leggate (Musselburgh) (76 less 7) and Bill Miller (Baberton) (77 less 8)
Order of Merit top 5's are -
Scratch
1. David Rudd (Longniddry) - 299.5
2. Craig Surgeon (Newbattle) - 299.0
3. Zander Culverwell (Renaissance Club) - 283.0
4. Richard Johnston (Glenbervie) - 280.0
5. Ross Callan (Bathgate) - 260.0
Handicap
1. Scott Fraser (Mortonhall) - 99.0
2. Craig Surgeon (Newbattle) - 91.5
3. Ross Callan (Bathgate) - 87.5
4. Willie Laing (Prestonfield) - 80.5
5. Mark Davies (Newbattle) - 79.0

Next it is off to Eyemouth to contest The Berwickshire Trophy.

 
Alan Greenshields
Secretary/ Treasurer
Edinburgh and East of Scotland Golfers' Alliance
18 Woodfield Park
Edinburgh
EH13 0RB

Mobile: 07730 007100
E-mail: secretary.eesga@talktalk.net

Thursday, November 28, 2019

European Tour golfers allowed to wear shorts in Alfred Dunhill Championship in east South Africa

Golfers on the European Tour will be allowed to wear shorts while competing for the first time this week.
Players at the Alfred Dunhill Championship, a tournament played at Leopard Creek in Mpumalanga, east South Africa, have the option to wear shorts, with temperatures in the high 30s today and Friday, and potentially as high as 40C (104F) over the weekend

Wednesday, November 27, 2019

LADIES EUROPEAN TOUR PARTNERSHIP
WITH LPGA OF AMERICA

Ladies European Tour players have voted to venture into a partnership with the LPGA of the United States that could offer many of them a chance to compete in US events.
The merger was announced after the LET annual membership meeting in Spain ahead of this week's Andalucia Costa del Sol Open de Espana Femenino, while it was also revealed that the Order of Merit in Europe would be renamed the Race to Costa del Sol in 2020 with bonus prizes on offer to the top three players.
A joint statement released by the two Tours confirmed the venture will be "jointly managed by the LPGA and the LET and, through their combined resources, will seek to fast track an expanded LET schedule."

DUFF SCORES SECOND NE ALLIANCE WIN OF SEASON

By COLIN FARQUHARSON
Newmachar-attached professional John Duff scored his second win of the North-east Golfers' Alliance season with a seven-under-par 63 at Peterhead Golf Club today (Wednesday).
Duff, who had one eagle, five birdies and a solitary bogey at the 10th in halves of 31-32, headed a field of 76 players by two strokes from leading amateur Michael Buchan (Cruden Bay), 31-35.


LEADING SCRATCH
Par 70
63 J Duff (Newmachar) 31-32
65 M Buchan (Cruden Bay) 31-35
66 R McConnachie (Peterculter) 33-33, D Buchan (Peterhead) 34-32
67 C Robb (Meldrum House) 33-34
68 G Riley (Craibstone), K Beveridge (Kippie Lodge), P McLean (Peterhead)
69 S Finnie (Caledonian), I Esslemont (Newmachar), G Hutcheon (Torphins)
70 S Shand (Kemnay), M Findlay (Cullen Links), B Nicolson (Newmachar), J Borthwick
(Craibstone), S Mackie (Hazlehead)
72 M Denholm (Deeside), C Gilbert (Cruden Bay), D Leslie (Bon Accord).
73 R Bruce (Peterculter), S McWilliam (Royal Aberdeen)
74 R Ruddimann (Royal Aberdeen), C Duffus (Royal Aberdeen)
75 S Hutcheon (Cruden Bay)
76 P Booth (Tarland), J Sunley (Newmachar), M Duncan (Murcar Links), D Lane (Deeside), G Homer (Aboyne)
77 K Bedborough (Deeside), R Duncan (Deeside), F Bisset(Banchory)
78 R Smith (Portlethen), W Rennie (Paul Lawrie GC), M Forster (Cruden Day), M Lawrie (Kemnay).
79 R Reid (Tarland), D McLean (Newmachar), D Nelson (Aboyne), R Denning (Inverurie), W Skene (Deeside).
80 T Boyle (Portlethen), G Gibson (Kemnay), I Birnie (Deeside), M Mackay (Kemnay), C Craig (Kintore), G Thom (Murcar Links), B Lumsden (Northern).
81 D Cassie (Nigg Bay), S Kidd (Longside).
82 C Cassie (Nigg Bay), R Davidson (Caledonian), C Cruickshank (Craibstone), A Brown (Peterculter), N Hardie (Kintore).
83 D Fleming (Portlethen), P Clare (Aboyne), K Mathieson (Kintore).
85 B Munro (Newmachar), D Bisset (Banchory)
87 A Sorley (Newmachar), P Cornfield (Hazlehead)
89 G Watson (Deeside), G Travis (Auchmill), D Wright (Auchmill)
91 G Leslie (Deeside), R Brown (Deeside).
92 N Glass (Portlethen).
93 M Brown (Deeside).
96 D Lawrie (Deeside)
NRs P Cheyne (Northern), S Davidson (Northern), N Watt (Cullen Links), D Addison (Cruden Bay), K Duncan (Cruden Bay), D Townsley (Peterculter)

Robert MacIntyre seals two prestigious 
awards in European Tour debut season
Scotland’s Robert MacIntyre capped a superb debut season on the European Tour by finishing tied 14th in the DP World Tour Championship, Dubai to seal two prestigious awards.
The 23-year-old from Oban was named the Sir Henry Cotton Rookie of the Year award and also picked up the Challenge Tour Graduate of the Year accolade after finishing 11th on the 2019 Race to Dubai.
He emerged top of the class from a strong crop of rookies which included two multiple winners – American Kurt Kitayama (14th on the Race to Dubai) and Italian Guido Migliozzi (40th), both of whom came through Qualifying School – and fellow Challenge Tour graduate Spaniard Adri Arnaus, who finished 41st.
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He becomes the tenth Scottish player to win the Sir Henry Cotton Rookie of the Year title since the European Tour’s inception in 1972 and the 12th overall.
Winning the prestigious award has laid the platform for some of the European Tour’s greatest careers, including this year’s Race to Dubai Champion Jon Rahm, who won it two years ago, and notable Scottish names including 1972 winner Sam Torrance, 1978 recipient Sandy Lyle and Colin Montgomerie, who took the honour in 1988.
MacIntyre also became the seventh annual winner of the Challenge Tour Graduate of the Year, finishing as the leading member of the 15 graduates from the previous year, having progressed as the 12th ranked player on the 2018 Challenge Tour Rankings following a season in which he finished runner up twice.
Previous winners of the Challenge Tour Graduate of Year are: Justin Walters (2013), Brooks Koepka (2014), Byeong Hun An (2015), Nacho Elvira (2016) Dylan Fritttelli (2017) and last year’s winner, Erik van Rooyen.
MacIntyre said: “I’m absolutely delighted. Halfway through the season when it became on the radar that we could win both awards, it’s something that we set out to do. Today we’ve finally achieved it and now I’m absolutely over the moon for it.
“I’ve enjoyed the battle. The last few weeks have been hard because I’ve been looking over my shoulder until last week when I got overtaken.
“But I could only control what I can control and that was putting some good golf shots on display and I finally managed to put in two good rounds this week to seal it off.
“Family’s everything to us. I wouldn’t be here if it wasn’t for them giving up so much time. My dad works two jobs, my mum previously worked three, four jobs. Now she’s starting to cool it down a wee bit but that’s nice.
“It’s been down to them and they have given me the chance. Now I just thank them so much.”

TYLER DUNCAN SCORES FIRST US TOUR WIN AFTER PLAY-OFF

Tyler Duncan clinched his breakthrough US PGA Tour victory after a sudden-death play-off at the RSM Classic.

Thirty-year-old Duncan celebrated his first career win, thanks to a birdie on the second extra hole against Webb Simpson on Sunday.

A play-off was needed after Duncan and Simpson finished level at 19 under through 72 holes in Georgia.

Duncan had finished with a flurry by birdieing three of his final four holes

There is a field of 76 players at today's North-east Golfers Alliance fixture at Peterhead.

Secretary Alan Gall will supply the scores and prizewinners at the end of the day and we will publish the names on this website.

Colin Farquharson

Sunday, November 24, 2019

Rahm holds off Fleetwood to win Race to Dubai title by a single stroke

(Reuters) - Spain's Jon Rahm claimed the Race to Dubai title on Sunday after he held off fellow contender Tommy Fleetwood to secure a one-shot victory at the season-ending DP World Tour Championship.

Rahm opened up a six-shot advantage after seven holes at Jumeirah Golf Estates before Fleetwood made a late charge, finishing with a final round 65 to set the clubhouse target at 18-under.

Needing a birdie at the final hole to beat Fleetwood's mark, Rahm produced a sublime bunker shot to within three feet before rolling home to secure the Harry Vardon Trophy.

The 25-year-old Rahm became the second Spaniard after the late Seve Ballesteros to win the European Tour's season-long Race to Dubai crown or its predecessor, the Order of Merit.

"Seve was such an idol for us," Rahm said. "To put my name there, it's hard to believe. I can't believe some of the things I have accomplished."


Fleetwood's putter was hot on the back nine as he holed long putts on the 15th and 17th before a spectacular chip on the last moved him alongside Rahm, who scripted a remarkable finish of his own to lift his sixth European Tour title.

Rahm takes home $3 million for his win in Dubai as well as a $2 million bonus for topping the 2019 money list.

"It was such an up and down day," he added. "I had a six-shot lead and I came down 18 needing a birdie to win.

"But how many times do you dream of having to birdie the last to win a tournament?"

Mike Lorenzo-Vera, who started the day with a share of the overnight lead, slipped two behind when he took two chips to get out of rough on his way to bogeying the third.

The Frenchman recovered with two birdies on the back nine to sign for a 70 and seal a third-placed finish.

Scotland's Robert MacIntyre won the 2019 rookie race with a solid round of 69 to finish tied-14th.

World number two Rory McIlroy finished seven shots off the lead with a sluggish round of 73, one clear of last year's Dubai winner Danny Willett and two ahead of Sergio Garcia, Tom Lewis and Thomas Pieters.

 (Reporting by Hardik Vyas in Bengaluru; Editing by Toby Davis)

Wednesday, November 20, 2019

HONG KONG OPEN POSTPONED DUE TO 'SOCIAL UNREST'

The Hong Kong Open golf tournament has been postponed due to safety concerns amid the "ongoing level of social unrest", the European Tour has announced.
The tournament – co-sanctioned by the Asian Tour – was set to take place from November 28 to December 1 at the Hong Kong Golf Club, but organisers now hope to schedule it for early next year.

Keith Pelley, chief executive of the European Tour, said: "The decision has been taken due to the ongoing level of social unrest in Hong Kong.
"As the safety of our players, staff, stakeholders and everyone involved in each and every one of our tournaments around the world is our top priority, we feel this is the correct, but unfortunate, course of action.
"The European Tour thanks everyone at the Hong Kong Golf Association, the Hong Kong Golf Club and all persons associated with the Hong Kong Open for their hard work in endeavouring to stage the tournament and we look forward to hopefully returning early next year."

NE ALLIANCE ABANDONED AT WINDY STRATHLENE

Today's North-east Golfers' Alliance fixture at Strathlene was abandoned when a gale-force wind suddenly blew up early in the afternoon.

ENDS

Monday, November 18, 2019

Fleetwood beats Kinhult in Sun City play-off

Tommy Fleetwood believes it would be “beautiful” to win the Race to Dubai for a second time after putting himself in contention with a surprise victory in the Nedbank Golf Challenge in Sun City.
The Englishman’s first win since January 2018 came after he beat Marcus Kinhult at the first extra hole in a play-off at the Gary Player Country Club, earning him a cheque of 2.5million US dollars (£1.93m), the largest on the European Tour.
Fleetwood is now second in the Race to Dubai standings, behind Austria’s Bernd Wiesberger, going into the final event that starts on Thursday, the DP World Tour Championships at the Jumeirah Golf Estates in Dubai.



After winning the Race to Dubai in 2017, asked about the prospect of triumphing again, Fleetwood said: “It would be beautiful, wouldn’t it. It would be amazing.
“It’s such a great, great thing and a feeling to be playing with a chance to win the Race to Dubai in the last event.“Everybody starts the Tour at the start of the season to get there, so to be one of the guys that can actually finish at the top is very special.”



Fleetwood went into the final round in Sun City seemingly out of contention as he trailed overnight leader Zander Lombard by six shots on five under.But while Fleetwood’s closing 65 included a remarkable three eagles and four birdies, as well as three bogeys, South African Lombard fired a miserable 77 that included a double bogey and four other bogeys, dropping him to six under.
Wiesberger, who could have won the Race to Dubai a week early with a victory, eventually tied for third on eight under alongside Belgium’s Thomas Detry and Australian Jason Scrivener.
Bernd Wiesberger had to settle for a share of third in Sun City but still leads the Race to Dubai. (Richard Sellers/PA)
Bernd Wiesberger had to settle for a share of third in Sun City but still leads the Race to Dubai. (Richard Sellers/PA)

A 68 from Kinhult saw him finish level on 12 under with Fleetwood and force the play-off, which Fleetwood won with a par at the 18th, while the Swede bogeyed.
“Winning honestly wasn’t on the agenda at the start of the day, probably not,” added Fleetwood.
“It was just about putting a good round together and moving on to next week. But it (winning) feels good. Emotional. It has been a long time coming, and I’m not one to complain, but I really did want to win something.”


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Sunday, November 17, 2019

Tree and Poke head 36-hole leaders at European Tour Q

School Final Stage


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England’s Toby Tree and Benjamin Poke of Denmark head the list of hopefuls after 36 holes of the European Tour Qualifying School Final Stage.
Overnight leader John Catlin slipped down the leaderboard, but the former New Mexico player is still well placed to earn a European Tour card.
Tree and Poke returned matching 4-under 67s over the Lakes Course at Lumine Golf Club in Tarragona, Spain. They moved to 9 under, one shot better than four-time European Tour winner S.S.P Chawrasia of India and Finland’s Sami Valimaki with four rounds still remaining at Lumine.
Former England amateur Tree is hoping to end a testing year by taking one of the 25 cards on offer for next year’s European Tour. The 25 year old got off to a good start this year after recovering from a broken bone in his leg.
However, he missed six months of the summer with another injury, and could only finish 79th on the Challenge Tour money list.
Tree has made four previous unsuccessful trips to the Qualifying School. Two bogeys in two rounds points to this visit being perhaps more fruitful.

Leaderboard: European Tour Qualifying School Final Stage

“I’m really pleased,” Tree said. “I played solidly on both days and gave myself plenty of chances. I made a couple of bogeys today but bounced right back, so that’s good for me, bouncing back.
“I thought the pins were a bit tricky, especially today. The breeze was up, it was cold and I thought it was playing quite long.
“I’m not really thinking about how long is left. I’m going through the process. There are four rounds to go and I’ll just keep doing what I’m doing.”
Poke finished 29th on this year’s Challenge Tour order of merit in his first season on Europe’s junior circuit.
“I struggled a bit more today, especially off the tee,” the 27-year- old said. “I got off to a good start and hit some great iron shots and also managed to hole a few putts as well. I had bit of a bump in the middle of the back nine.
"I broke my eight iron on 13 – I came up against a tree and had to give it a bit of a hack but I made par there, so it was worth it.”
Catlin returned a 1-over 73 over the Hills Course to go with his opening 65. He is on 5 under par in joint 13th place.
Arizona State graduates Niklas Lemke and Alejandro Canizares share eighth place on 6 under. Lemke is making his 11th trip to the European Tour Qualifying School. The Swede is hoping to emulate last year’s performance when he successfully qualified for the main tour for the first time. Canizares, the 2003 NCAA individual champion, is a two-time European Tour winner who finds himself at the Q School after finishing 138th on this year’s Race to Dubai.
The field will be cut to the top 70 and ties after four rounds, with the top 25 and ties after six rounds earnings places on the 2020 European Tour.

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 bogey-free, 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), 33-35

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
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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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