Monday, May 16, 2011

Hugh Hunter's Clackmannan County News


Alloa cruised to a win in the 2011 Clackmannan County Club Foursomes tournament at Dollar, finishing five up against the home team. In the semi-final ties, Alloa beat Braehead 3 up--- the match was tight for the first nine holes, but Alloa forged ahead over the inward nine In the other semi-final, Dollar (who beat Tulliallan in a first round tie) came through at the first extra hole against Alva thanks to a 12 ft birdie putt by Scott Borrowman.
Andrew Whitelaw, the Alloa team captain, was delighted with the win “The Alloa team played well to retain the title---they deserve many congratulations---- a special thanks to reserve Andrew Main who turned up faithfully on each match night”

ALLOA BEAT BRAEHEAD 3 UP (Alloa names first)
1. Jim Allan and Robert Hume halved with Scott Moffat and David Finlay
2. Ian Guthrie and John McLaren lost to David Finlayson and Scott McChristie 2 holes
3. David Milloy and Jamie Aitken beat Ross Benvie and Sandy Douglas 5 holes.

DOLLAR TIED WITH ALVA; ( Dollar names first)
1. Darren Hulston & Scott Borrowman beat Lawrence Allan and Michael Robertson 3 holes
2. Steven McPherson and Ken Christie lost to Allan Flanagan and Gregor Kennedy 3 holes.
3. Vic Allan and Charlie Murray halved with Steve McIvor and Allan Aitken.

Dollar won at 1st extra hole.

1. Jim Allan and Robert Hume beat Vic Allan and Charlie Murray 3 holes
2. Ian Guthrie and  John McLaren beat Steven McPherson and Ken Christie 5 holes
3. David Milloy and Jamie Aitken lost to Darren Hulston and Scott Borrowman 3 holes

History was made in the County Boys Match Play championships when both the Junior and Senior Stroke Play Boys Champions went on to take the Match Play titles as well. In the under 14 final, between two stylish golfers, Braehead’s Brian McAdam took on Alloa’s Angus Boyd….. Brian looked to have the match comfortably in his grasp standing 4 up with 6 to play—Angus had other ideas and fought back winning three quick holes, and just missed out taking the match down the last hole. In the senior Boys event, Alva’s Lawrence Allan wasted no time with a sub par performance against Braehead’s Rikky Alexander, winning on the 12th green to retain his 2010 title

ANDERSON TROPHY McAdam beat Boyd 2/1
PONTON SHEILD Allan beat Alexander 8/6


The six man county team travelled to Prestwick last weekend, and put Clackmannanshire on the golfing map of Scotland……again. In difficult windy conditions and competing against the other 15 golfing areas, the County team could hold their heads high with an 8th equal position… not bad for the smallest golfing area in Scotland. County President George Kay was delighted with the result “ Over the shorter Prestwick St Nicholas course, the team returned the 4th best team score of the day--- just a pity that bogeys at the last hole cost both Darren Hulston and Scott Borrowman sub par rounds.” Bill Hatley was very pleased…” There was a good team spirit and it was good to see Scott Borrowman finding some form--- on the longer Prestwick course he was below par on the outward nine but dropped shots after that. Nevertheless his aggregate of 145 (70, 75) gave him an 8th placing out of 96 in the individual event. The top four Area scores qualified for the final, so the Wee County was not too far away---- well done boys!!”

 TEAM EVENT (best 5 scores from 6 to count)

8= Clackmannan 762 (398 at Prestwick; 364 at Prestwick St Nicholas)

INDIVIDUAL SCORES (Old Prestwick scores first)
Scott Borrowman (Dollar) 145 (70, 75)
Lawrence Allan (Alva) 156 (75, 81)
Ian Ross (Alloa) 156 (73, 83)
Jamie Aitken (Alloa) 156 (76, 80)
Darren Hulston (Dollar) 157 (70, 87)
Scott Moffat (Braehead) 158 (79, 80)

In the play off for the 2011 title---- Fife area won beating the North East in the final.


With the golf season well under way, Clackmannan county golfers are packing their golf clubs and moving out to play in several events. LAWRENCE ALLAN will be playing at the Rowallan course at Kilmaurs in Ayrshire in the 72 hole Junior tour event this weekend. This new course with a par of 71 stretches to 6709 yards and is the first course designed by Colin Montgomerie in the UK---- uniquely it has a proper golf 19th hole!
BOB STEWART and PHIL DEMPSEY compete in the Scottish Seniors Spring Open at Montrose; SCOTT BORROWMAN is one of the 14 Scots playing in the Welsh Open Stroke Play this weekend at St Pierre, South Wales…. And don’t forget the local golf administrators who play in the Belhaven Captains and Secretaries Regional finals—at Dunfermline this week, with TULLIALLAN ( James Maley and Robert Nimmo) and DOLLAR ( Dugdale Bradley and Douglas Caren) competing . For the rest of the Wee County golf club members, there are always the SUMMER MEETINGS at Tulliallan and Alloa on Saturday…. Late entries are being accepted, even on the day of the competition.



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