Tuesday, April 10, 2012


FIRST ROUND (continued)
Weather: Raining. Temperature: 6 to 7 degrees in morning. Rising to 9 degrees at lunchtime but dropping again mid to later afternoon to 7 degrees

Zack Bedford (St Andrews New) bt Neil McArthur (Bishopbriggs) at 19th.
Cameron Black (Cardross) bt Blair Stephen (Pitlochry) 8 and 6.

Craig Anderson (Sandyhills) bt Fraser Kane (Kirkhill) 1 hole.
Ross Proctor (Forres) bt Alistair Scott (Lanark) 1 hole.
Robert Hughan (Newton Stewart) bt Alistair McLean (Glencruitten) 1 hole.
Callum Cochrane (Marriott Dalmahoy) bt George Duncan (Windyhill) 2 and 1.
David McCreadie (Newton Stewart) bt Ryan McKinnon (Inchmarlo) 2 and 1.
Jamie Pryde (Deeside) bt Murray Pollock (Swanston New) 4 and 3.
Andrew Kenyon (Inverness) bt Robbie McCabe (Cawder) 2 holes.
Paul Reilly (Lochwinnoch) bt Jake Hogg (The Duke's) 4 and 3.

Ross Millar (Whitekirk) bt Ewan Farquharson (Auchterarder) 4 and 2.
Adam Fisher (Inchmarlo) bt Stuart Irving (Falkirk) 1 hole.
Christopher Kelso (Bellshill) bt Joshua Hogg (The Duke's) 4 and 2.
Greg Morrison (Northern) bt Chris Ness (Muckhart) 3 and 2.
Ben Craggs (Glenbrvie) bt Daniel Sim (Royal Abedeen) 4 and 3.
Jay Hainie (Bothwell Cstle) bt Rory Brunton (Portpatrick) 2 and 1.
Blair Gavin (Kilmarnock Barassie) bt Cameron Farrell (Cardross) 1 hole.
Cameron Buist (Dunblane New) bt Scott Grant (Downfield) 4 and 3.

Christopher MacLean (Clydebank and Dist) bt Andrew Davidson (Charleton) 5 and 3.
Michael Boddie (Dunbar) bt Cameron Bennie (Balmore) 2 and 1.
Fergus Sandison (Blairgowrie) bt Lewis Gordon (Portlethen) 7 and 6.
Ewan Scott (St Andrews) bt Cameron Kerr (Elgin) 7 and 6.
Ross Brydon (Bruntsfield Links) bt Robert Watson (Muckhart) 2 and 1.
Andrew Loch Pumpherston) bt Angus Carrick (Douglas Park).
Innes Ferguson (Drumpellier) bt James Sutherland (Hilton Park) 5 and 3.
Aaron McManus bt Michael Lawrie (Deeside) 4 and 2.

Blair Dalgleish (Ralson) bt Calum Hill (Tantallon) 4 and 3.
Alan Waugh (Cowglen) bt James Anderson (Murcar Links) 1 hole.
Sean Dunstaff (Glencruitten) bt Jordan West (Uphall) 3 and 2.
James Caldwell (Portpatrick) bt Cameron Andrew (Kirkhill) 3 and 2.
Lewis Mutch (Duffr House Royal) bt Cameron Smith (Dunfermline) 4 and 2.
George Burns (Williamwood) bt Iain Stewart (Brora) 4 and 3.
Scott Simpson (Murrayfield) bt Ross Dallas (Kirriemuir) 3 and 2.
Lewys Andersn (Deeside) bt Rory Asher (Nairn) 3 and 1.

Fraser Johnston (Longniddry) bt Grant Joss (Royal Aberdeen) 4 and 3.
Kerr Baptie (Duff House Royal) bt Stuart Cameron (Renfrew) 4 and 2.
Grant Paul (Lanark) bt Craig Black (Inverness) 1 hole.
Gordon Cowen (West Lothian) bt Blair Carnegie (Dunblane New) at 19th.
Lewis Bain (Musselburgh) bt Calum Morrison (Inverurie) 3 and 2.
Connor Bennewith (Newton Stewart) bt Callum McGuigan (Comrie) 4 and 2.
Robert Johnson (Helensburgh) bt Aiden Hussenne (Haggs Castle) 4 and 2.
Murray Paterson (Bruntsfield Links) bt Ewan Haddow (Balmore) 3 and 2.

Jack Moir (Cruden Bay) bt Kieran Mackay (Inverness) 1 hole.
Martin McKenna (Cathcart Caslte) bt Blair Murphy (Lanark) 3 and 1.
Paul Delaney (Balmore) bt Cameron Campbell (St Andrews) 1 hole.
Fraser Christie (Craigmillar Park) bt Bryan Lister (Balbirnie Park) 6 and 4.
Stuart Blair (Royal Musselburgh) bt Christopher Murray (West Kilbride) 3 and 1.
Cameron Kirkwood (Bearsden) bt Jackson Bell (Swanston New) 8 and 7.
Jordan Shaw (Kingussie) bt Robbie Gauld (Cruden Bay) 6 and 5.

Jordan Bryce (Strathaven) bt Owen Brady (Baberton) 1 hole.
Anthony Blaney (Liberton) bt Ben Murray (Portlethen) 6 and 4
Jamie Whittet (Muir of Ord) bt Aidan Fortune (Kelso) 1 hole.
Fraser Lauder (Paisley) bt Bradley Kelly (Bearsden) 3 and 2.
Lewis Bain (Turnhouse) bt Robbie Kemsley (Balmore) at 20th.
Greg Telfer (Prestwick St Cuthberts) bt Ian Hill (Muckhart) 2 and 1.


Stewart Russell (Kilmarnock Barassie) bt Peter Sangster (Thurso) at 19th.
Jack Thomas (Irvine Bogside3) bt Kevin Prentice (Lanark) 7 and 6.
Gavin Roger (Clober) bt Greg Marchbank (Dumfries and Co) 3 and 2.
Craig Howie (Peebles) bt Scott Finlay (Liberton) 3 and 1.
Dominic Dougan (Colville Park) bt Declan Addison (Peterhead) 1 hole.
Greg Cathie (Irvine Bogside) bt Calum Aitken (Kilmacolm) 2 and 1.
Bob MacIntyre (Glencruitten) bt Robbie Whelan (East Kilbride) 6 and 5.

Connor Syme (Dumfries and Co) bt Alasdair McDougall (Elderslie) at 19th.
Colin Edgar (Cochrane Castle) bt Lewis Reid (Douglastown) 5 and 4.
Ross White (Muckhart) bt Daniel Wilson (Turriff) 4 and 3.
Andrew Burgess (Nairn) bt Scott Jeen (Milngavie) 4 and 3.
Scott Whannel (Newton Stewart) bt Calum Harrison (Carluke) at 19th.
Jake Scott (Buckpool) bt Robert Reynolds (Cyprus) 2 holes.
Craig Boyd (Lundin) bt Liam Allan (Banchory) 1 hole.
Craig Oram (Nairn Dunbar) bt Ryan O'Connor (Uphall) 1 hole.

Ben Kinsley (St Andrews) bt Benjamin Henderson (Deeside) 3 and 2.
Jamie Savage (Cawder) bt Andrew Thomson (Mouse Valley) 2 holes.
Daniel Flannery (Peebles) bt Thomas Simmonds (Gullane) 5 and 4.
Andrew Carrell (Royal Aberdeen) bt James Walkinshaw (Wishaw) 3 and 1.
James Steven (Bothwell Castle) bt Alexander Henderson (Royal Ashdown Forest) 1 hole.
  TOP SEED TOPPLED .. Greig Marchank in action at Murcar Links.
          Image by Cal Carson Golf Agency

By ED HODGE, Press Officer
Greig Marchbank, the 2011 SGU Boys’ Order of Merit winner and a quarter-finalist in last year's championship for the Under-18s, was the biggest name to exit the event on the second day at Murcar Links.
The big-hitting player from Dumfries and County, the top seed in the Paul Lawrie Foundation Scottish boys championship, suffered a 3 and 2 loss at the hands of Gavin Roger (Clober).
Marchbank, 17, complained of nursing a rib injury after his opening win over Jack McKenna yesterday, but did not use that as an excuse after he struggled to find his best form in the second-round defeat.
Roger, the reigning West of Scotland boys' champion after his victory over Jamie Savage last year, raced into a three-hole lead after Marchbank three-putted the opening three greens and Roger never looked back.
The 18-year-old, playing off a two handicap and a student at Elmwood College, said: “I was hitting it well coming into this week and know on my day I can beat anyone.
“Reaching the fourth round is the furthest I’ve gone in the past, so this was a good win in helping me to try and beat that.”
While Marchbank headed home early, his SGU National Boys Squad team-mate Anthony Blaney comfortably booked his place in the second round.
The Liberton ace, 18, was in devastating form, to take care of Ben Murray (Portlethen). Blaney was three holes ahead at the turn and five under par for his round after he wrapped up a 6 and win at the 14th.
Anthony said: “I was joint-winner of the Scottish Hydro Junior Tour Event 1 recently at Gullane so that got my confidence up. I knew my game was in good shape.
“This is my last chance in the Boys. I’ve reached the fifth round in the last two years.”
Elsewhere in the first round, Cameron Kirkwood from Bearsden racked up the biggest win of the week so far after he triumphed 8 and 7 against Jackson Bell (Swanston New).
Perhaps the most remarkable story of the day, though, came from Paul Delaney of Balmore.
After Inverness player Cameron Franssen was forced to withdraw with a neck injury this morning, Delaney – the next reserve – was called at his Glasgow home at 7.50am and asked to come north for a 12.37pm first-round tee-time against Cameron Campbell (St Andrews).
The fact Paul’s Dad, also named Paul, is a taxi driver certainly helped as the pair jumped into his cab to make the 150-mile journey and arrive at Murcar Links at noon.
Young Paul had never played the Links before but, armed with a stroke-saver, he stormed to a five-hole lead through the front nine.
Campbell rallied in some style to bring the contest back level by the 17th, before Delaney claimed the last hole with a fighting par to progress and cap a whirlwind day.
“It’s the first time I’ve played in the Scottish boys championship and I really didn’t think I would get in,” the 15-year-old said. “When the phone went this morning I was delighted.”
As darkness fell, another Scotland boys squad player, Jamie Savage (Cawder), snatched victory from the jaws of defeat by rallying from four down after 10 holes to beat Andrew Thomson (Mouse Valley) by two holes and reach round three
Keep an eye on Nairn's Andrew Burgess and Jake Scott from Buckpool. They both chalked up second-round wins late in the day to reach the last 64.
Burgess has grown up playing golf on a great links course which will stage the Curtis Cup match from June 8-10 so Murcar Links does not cause him any problems. Andrew still has to play the last three holes ... he won by 7 and 5 on Monday and by 4 and 3 over Scott Jeen (Milngavie) today.
Jake Scott is the local (golfing) hero up Buckie way. The big question was: Could the Buckpool GC junior member carry his Moray Firth skills down to Aberdeenshire with him for this, the biggest test of his golfing career.
The answer has to be a definite "Yes!" Young Jake Scott sailed over his first Monday hurdle by 5 and 3 but he had dig a bit deeper to clear the next one. (Great) Scott won through on the 18th green, beating the young man from Cyprus, Robert Reynolds, son of a Civil Servant based on the Mediterranean island, by two holes.
Burgess and Scott are in the same segment of the top half of the draw so will come up against each other if they keep on winning.
The North-east's main hope is shaping to be Andrew Carrell, who plays his golf at Royal Aberdeen, which is on the same stretch of links as Murcar. Carrell, a 5 and 3 winner in Round 1, progressed to the third round with a 3 and 1 win over James Walkinshaw (Wishaw).
Michael Lawrie (Deeside), 13-year-old son of Paul, joined his older brother Craig on the sidelines with a 4 and 2 defeat by Aaron McManus (Tantallon).
As so often happens, Liberton's Scott Finlay, who played more like a scratch man than a four-handicapper in delivering a 5 and 4 KO to Craig Lawrie on Monday, came down to earth with a bump in the second round. Finlay lost by 3 and 1 to Craig Howie (Peebles).



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