Thursday, November 13, 2008

Alan Reid wins East Alliance at
The Roxburghe with a 70

Edinburgh & East of Scotland Alliance secretary
Ninety-five members were rewarded with a great day's golf over a great golf course at The Roxburghe.
Overall winner of the Professional's Trophy was Alan Reid (West Lothian) with a fine two-under-par score of 70.
After making a bogey 5 at the first, Alan had three birdies (sixth, 14th and 17th) and 14 pars, great golf over such a long and demanding course.
Ryan Buckley (Craigielaw) was second with a 71. Ryan also had three birdies (fourth, eighth and 12th), his only dropped shots coming at the par-5 14th, where he took 7. He recovered well, gettting par figures at the final four holes in near darkness.
Neil Fenwick, out early, was round in a level par 72 for third place.
Stevie Lamb (Broomieknowe) and David Patrick (Elie) shared fourth spot with one over par 73s.
In the handicap section George Wither (Lothianburn) had a fine round of two over par 74, less one, for a net 73. George had birdies at the fourth, sixth and 14th.
Equal second were Michael Louden (Glencorse), Scott Watson (Leven) and Alan Young (Liberton) with net 74s. Fifth equal spot was shared between Peter Henderson (Longniddry) and John Masterton (Mortonhall) with net 75s.
Due to the large turn-out, the last four groups had to complete their rounds in darkness. I appreciate that the toughness and length of the course may have contributed to rounds taking 4hr 40min. However, members should note that the locals take around four hours for a four-ball match.
Members going out later would appreciate it if the early starters would play at a fair pace and have due consideration for those playing behind.
I have been asked by the council to ensure that the Alliance outings are started on a 'first come, first served' basis. This is to encourage members to mix more and play with people they don't usually get the chance to play with. I know that many of the amateurs would welcome the opportunity to play in the company of some of the fine professional members we have. I would appreciate all the help you can give me on this matter at future outings.
Without wishing to end on a sour note, I would like to take the opportunity to thank Craig Montgomerie the PGA professional at The Roxburghe for his help and support. Also, a big thank you to Christian and his catering partner for looking after us so well form 7.30am to 5.20pm.
I look forward to seeing you all at Dalmahoy (West) course on November 26 when we will be playing for the Pitreavie Trophy.
Par 72
70 Alan Reid (West Lothian) p.
71 Ryan Buckley (Craigielaw) t.
72 Neil Fenwick (Dunbar) t.
73 Stevie Lamb (Broomieknowe) p, David Patrick (Elie) t.
74 Ewan Hogarth (Peebles) t, George Wither (Lothianburn).
75 Terry Mathieson (King's Acre) t, Michael McAllan (Murrayfield) p.
76 Zack Saltman (Craigielaw), Adam Strang (Rothco Mortgages) p.
77 Peter Henderson (Longniddry), Andrew Marshall (Houston GR) p, Andrew Rothney (Deer Park), Elliot Saltman (Craigielaw) p, Mike Thomson (Torwoodlee) p.
78 Derek Fish (Glenbervie), Colin Fraser (Peebles), Kenneth Glen (Royal Musselburgh) t, Michael Louden (Glencorse).
79 Thomas Wilson (Glenbervie).
80 Ian A Fraser (Duddingston) senior, Ronal Grant (Baberton) senior, Scott Watson (Leven), Andrew Wight (Glencorse) senior, Stuart Callan (Bathgate) p.
81 James Dick (Duddingston) p, Steven Doyle (Gifford), Norman Forsyth (Peebles), Hugh Fraser (Niddry Castle), David M Graham (Lochend), John Kerr (Deer Park), Chris Morris (Kingsknowe) p, George Rodaks (Dunfermline).



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