Monday, July 02, 2012



In the East of Scotland Championship held over 72 holes at Lundin Links at the weekend, there was some success for two locals.  Best performance in this Scottish Golf Union Order of Merit event came from Dollar’s Scott Borrowman who is currently playing to a much better standard, a reminder of his form when he won the Scottish Youths Championship a few years back. 
Scott eased his way towards the top of the field with steady rounds, and when he holed from 15ft at the 12th he was sitting in second place on four under par, still five shots behind leader Allyn Dick, the eventual winner.
However, further birdies evaded Scott and the combination of a lost ball at the 17th and a sub-par display from his playing partner meant that he had to be content with a share of third place at three-under-par. With the Scottish Amateur coming up at the end of July, Scott must be pleased with his golfing form.
Alloa’s Jamie Aitken started with a fine 2 under par 69,easily made the cut, but fell back on the last 36 holes…… he is proving a good competitor at this level.  The next 72 hole event in the Order of Merit is at Haggs Castle.
Lawrence Allan (Alva), with rounds of 73 and 74, agonisingly missed the cut at Lundin Links by one shot.  This weekend, Lawrence will be off to Sweden, representing Scotland in the European Boys Team event, and locals will be wishing him the best of luck.
These performances will do wonders for their rankings--- Scott is at World Amateur Ranking of 832 (up 190 places), and eighth in the Scottish Golf Union rankings.


In the Challenge Tour event in Italy last week, Tulliallan’s Callum Macaulay recovered a bit from recent missed cuts finishing 44th  with rounds of 72, 68, 69 and 69, to give  two under par score and earn some euros.  There is no event scheduled this week and next week Callum is off to Lucerne in Switzerland to play in the Credit Suisse event.
The Golf Sempachersee course stretches to some 7147 yards, and one hole measures 624 yards. That would be like hitting from the 17th tee at Schawpark to a hole in the middle of the Sauchie Juniors football park!!


The Alexander Trophy for Golf Clubs in Stirling and Clackmannan is being played this weekend at Glenbervie Golf club and it is pleasing to see 5 out of the 6 Clackmannan Clubs participating.  Alva won the event at Falkirk Tryst last year, and there will be keen competition with a total of  12  Clubs playing.

                                      LOCAL GOLF EVENTS

8th July    Macaulay Cup          Tulliallan
12th July  Boys Open             Tillicoultry




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