Monday, June 18, 2012



Showing considerable class, Lawrence Allan (Alva) won the Scottish Junior Tour event by two shots at Rowallan in Ayrshire.  His four round total of 291 (78, 73, 68, 72) left the rest of the elite Scottish boys trailing in his wake, and his win showed considerable strength of character, and proves he can compete at the very highest levels of golf 
Lawrence, pictured, the current Clackmannan County Men’s Champion,opened with a 78 in horrendous conditions--- an outward nine of 42 could have demotivated many, but he fought back with nine pars on the back nine and after that never looked back. 
Trailing by four shots after round one, he steadied his golf with a two over par 73 (2 birdies and 4 bogeys).  That put him into a joint leading position, and with a bogey free, 3 birdie third round, he led by four. 
With a bit of pressure on now, he stayed cool and did a two over par 72 in the last round--- enough to win the event. His good golfing form came just at the right time--- with team selections imminent; he must have attracted the eye of the selectors. 
Well done Lawrence!!
Lawrence continues to have a busy week playing in the prestigious Sir Henry Cooper Junior Masters in Kent from Thursday till Sunday, along with eight other Scottish boys.

Clackmannan was represented at the annual Schools Championships held at Murrayshall over 36 holes last week Alva’s Lawrence Allan led the way with 76, 70 followed by the ever improving Scott Beattie  (80, 75.)  It was a disappointing that the third member did not return a second round score, thus denying the Clackmannan team a reasonable placing in the team competition.
In the girls' competition, Eilidh Watson representing Forth Valley finished 7th in the individual event with scores of 74 ,74--- the Forth Valley Girls team finished in 4th position out of 11 teams.
The annual Schools International will be played at Hesketh, Merseyside on 10th September.  Last year Lawrence Allan captained the Boys team to their first win for some time and it looks highly likely that he will retain his position.


Bob Stewart (Tulliallan) is a bit down the Senior Order of Merit, but has a good chance this week when the Scottish Seniors Golfing Society play their 36 hole event at Glenbervie---- a very familiar course to Bob.  Also in the field are Peter Macleod. Mike Rust (both Braehead) and Phil Dempsey (Tulliallan). Because of a very large entry, George Kay (Alloa) and Ian Peddie (Tulliallan)  are both on the reserve list.


The long established, highly prestigious Tennant Cup is being played this weekend, and has locals Jamie Aitken (Alloa) and Scott Borrowman (Dollar) in the field.  Scott moves on to try his golfing skills in the Open Championship Regional qualifying at Bruntsfield Links--- one of 14 venues being used.  Top qualifiers move on to the final qualifying in early July


 In the weekend’s Challenge tour event at St Omer in France, Tulliallan’s Callum Macaulay agonisingly missed the cut by one shot with scores of 73 and 75.  
Callum is in action this week at the Scottish Hydro tour event at the 7100, par 71 Spey Valley course at Aviemore.   Twenty-five Scots are in the entry list. Callum could do with a good finish as he is now outside the top twenty in the Challenge Tour rankings.

                         LOCAL EVENTS THIS WEEKEND

     23rd June   Open Greensomes   Tillicoultry.
     23rd June   Sir James Younger Open   Braehead.



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