Sunday, May 13, 2012



It was Braehead’s night last Thursday when their golfers continued to plunder the County Golf Union titles.  In the Boys Match Play events, their junior golfers ensured a clean sweep of all the County Boys titles with two victories, and then about an hour later their Club team defeated Tulliallan to take the County Fours Championship.
No doubt the golfers from the Club will be targeting the remaining Championships----- the County Match Play event, County Stroke play event and Mixed Fours


   The County Fours knock out tournament is well known for excitement--- the format of three pairs playing 18 holes and totalling holes up and down to decide the winning Club keeps interest going to the end.   There was an immediate shock in the first round at Braehead when Alva came from behind to beat holders Alloa by one hole, while home Club Braehead had an easier time winning  12 up against Tillicoultry.

    In the semi-finals, Alva couldn’t maintain their form and crashed out to Tulliallan by 10 holes.  In the other semi-final, Dollar looked to be in control against Braehead on the outward nine, but the tenacious home side fought back strongly as Dollar faded and won by 3 holes.

   The final last Thursday was played in wet conditions--- Finlay and Moffat the top couple for Braehead stayed in control of their match--- 3 up at the turn, finishing 2 up at 18.  The second couple had a roller coaster match oscillating between 2 up and 2 down, and eventually finishing all square. The final match was always close, and Braehead could allow a concession at the last knowing the title had been secured.

    SEMI FINAL 1    TULLIALLAN beat ALVA     10 HOLES (Tulliallan names first)

1. S Horne & M Crichton beta P Davidson & L Allan 10 holes.
2. J McAdam & I Boyd lost to A Flannigan & Gregor Kennedy 2 holes
3. R Stewart & D McKie beat S McIvor & A Aitken   2 holes.     
  SEMI FINAL 2   BRAEHEAD beat DOLLAR    3 HOLES (Braehead names first)

1.  D Findlay & Scott Moffat lost to D Hulston & V Allan 3 holes
2.  A Anderson & A Watson beat C Murray & K Christie 6 holes
3.  R Benvie & J Muir    all square  with  S McPherson & P Shearer.

  FINAL     BRAEHEAD beat TULLIALLAN 1 hole (Braehead names first)

1. David Finlay & Scott Moffat beat S Horne & M Crichton 2 holes
2. A Anderson & A Watson all square with J McAdam & G Ford
3. R Benvie & J Muir lost to R Stewart & D McKie 1 hole.

                           BRAEHEAD BOYS TRIUMPH IN FINALS

 In the Boys Match Play Final for the Ponton Shield, there was always going to be a Braehead winner----- the final was fairly ordinary for the first ten holes with both boys struggling in the wet conditions. At that point, Scott Beattie held a two hole lead against Grant Murray.  From the 11th, the match lit up--- Grant took charge ,covering the next 6 holes in one under par; Scott did well to contain Grant’s lead to one with two to play.  A half at seventeen took the match down the last where from a good drive Grant hit a seven iron second to the heart of the green securing a par and the 2012 Boys Match Play title.

   In the Junior Boys final, home player Ryan Blyth strolled to a 5 and 4 victory over Jonathan Clark taking the Anderson Trophy and securing both the Match and Stroke Play titles for 2012.

RESULTS    SENIOR BOYS    Grant Murray (Braehead) beat Scott Beattie (Braehead) 1 hole
                     JUNIOR BOYS    Ryan Blyth (Braehead) beat Jonathan Clark (Tillicoultry) 5/4


  Scott Borrowman (Dollar) playing in the Irish Stroke Play over Royal Dublin missed the cut in the 72 hole event with scores of 80 and 76.  Alva’s Lawrence Allan did however make the cut in the Scottish Youths at Ladybank with rounds of 73 and 76.Finally Tulliallan’s Callum Macaulay in the European Tour event in Madeira missed the cut with rounds of 76 and 71--- his opening round left him too much to do in the event where he finished runner up a few years ago.

                                     GOLF FIXTURES AND RESULTS

   The full County Summer Meeting results will appear next week

       19th May.       Invitation   ( Sanny Todd)     Braehead
       19/20 May    Area Team Championship----- Rosemount and Lansdowne
        20 May         Mixed Open   Dollar   



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