Monday, June 25, 2012



With his classy winning performance recently in the Junior Tour event at Rowallan, Alva’s Lawrence Allan clinched a place in the team of six to represent Scotland in the European boys' championship to be held in Sweden at the beginning of July.  
 In achieving this honour he has brought great credit to his family and Alva Golf Club. In fact, it's probably the biggest honour for Alva Golf Club since Norman Wood played in the Ryder Cup in the 1970s.
Lawrence had an outstanding season in Clackmannanshire last year, winning the boys' stroke play, boys' match play and county championship.  Those who know Lawrence and his golf will be thrilled at this well deserved honour, and will wish him well in Sweden.
The team will play two rounds of stroke play to determine their flight. The top flight of eight play match play to determine the winners of the 2012 European boys' team championship.
Well done, Lawrence!


The prestigious Tennant Cup was played at the weekend at Glasgow Gailes and Killermont golf courses over 72 holes.   
In this Scottish Golf Union Order of Merit event, locals Jamie Aitken (Alloa) and Scott Borrowman (Dollar) featured. Jamie missed the cut with rounds of 82 and 75, but once again demonstrated that he has the golf game to compete at this level.  
Scott, a former Scottish youths champion made the cut, finishing at 11 over par with rounds of 75, 75, 74 and 70, and getting close to the elite golfers in Scotland.
Jamie, Scott and Lawrence will all be playing in the 72 hole East of Scotland Championship at Lundin Links this weekend.


In the recent rankings published, Lawrence Allan (Alva) is third in the Scottish Golf Union boys' rankings, and 27th equal in the men’s rankings.  
 Scott Borrowman is 11th in the men’s rankings. Jamie Aitken is 20th.
In the World Amateur Golf Rankings, calculated differently from the Scottish Golf Union rankings, Lawrence has reached his highest point ever at 925 - that’s 25th best golfer in Scotland.
Scott Borrowman is at 1022 (27th in Scotland). There is still time for improvement.

The unusual heavy rainfall caused many golf events to be curtailed or cancelled in the last week. The Central Scotland Seniors at Glenbervie was cancelled on both days, the Challenge Tour event at Spey Valley was decided over three rounds, local Callum Macaulay (Tulliallan) just missing the cut.
Callum is in Italy this week, playing in the next Challenge Tour event - the Challenge Provincia di Varese near Milan over a rather shorter course at 6,433yds


June 30 William McLean Open (Braehead)
June 30 Men's Open Scramble (Dollar)
July 1 County Mixed Foursomes (Tulliallan)
The Scottish Under-14s championships will be held at Buchanan Castle on July 3-4 with no Clackmannanshire entries.
The Scottish seniors championship is being held at Luffness from July 4-6 with Bob Stewart (Tulliallan) the only Clackmannanshire entry.
On Sunday, July 8, the Alexander Trophy will be held at Glenbervie Golf Club.  Each club in Stirlingshire and Clackmannanshire is invited to send a team of four 
 (best three scores to count over 18 holes).   
Alva are the holders and it is hoped that all Clackmannanshire clubs will enter teams.  




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