Saturday, January 16, 2010


Former Scottish youths golf champion Scott Borrowman (Dollar) finished joint 50th in the Avondale Amateur Medal at Avondale Golf Club on Sydney, Australia's North Shore today in the first tournament on his self-funded trip Down Under.
Borrowman, perhaps still jet-lagged, opened with a mediocre round of 83 but showed his true ability with subsequent rounds of 72 and 71 for a total of 226.
Top Scot was Paul Black (see footnote asking for help about Paul's home club) who had rounds of 72, 79 and 73 for 224.
A third Scot in the field was David Graham who finished on 234 with scores of 76 74 and 84. David is currently working in Australia on a golf course (See Ken Campbell's explanatory E-mail below).
Two Australians tied for first place on 208 and Brett Drewitt (73-68-67) beat Jordan Zunic (67-70-71) in the play-off for the title.
Welshman James Frazer (Pennard), well placed after two rounds, finished third on 209 after a last-round 74.

Players from Australia unless stated
208 Brett Drewitt 73 68 67, Jordan Zunic 67 70 71 (Drewitt won play-off).
209 James Frazer (Wales) 70 65 74.
210 Jake Higginbottom 68 70 72, Lincoln Tighe 73 68 69, Brady Watt 73 69 69.
Selected totals:
215 Toby Burden (England) 72 71 72.
216 Neil Raymond (England) 73 70 73.
221 Richard Hooper (Wales) 73 76 72.
224 Paul Black (Scotland) 72 79 73.
226 Scott Borrowman (Scotland) 83 72 71 (jt 50th).
239 Rhodri Fieldhouse (Wales) 77 75 78.
234 David Graham (Scotland) 76 74 84.
251 Luke Thomas (Wales) 81 90 80.

Note from Editor: Paul Black and David Graham are not Scots with whom we are familiar. If you know their home clubs in Scotland, please E-mail the information to and we can improve our last-day report on the Avondale Amateur Medal.

E-mail from Machrihanish GC pro Ken Campbell:

David Graham is a member at The Machrihanish Golf Club. He is in Australia working on a golf course, arranged by Keith Martin, the head greenkeeper, at Machrihanish Dunes golf course.

Editor: Thanks, Ken. Now if we could only get some information about Paul Black's Scottish connection ...



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