Sunday, September 29, 2013


Having finished runners up on two previous occasions Glenbervie finally etched their name on the TSG Scottish Club Championship trophy with a thrilling one shot victory at a bright and breezy Luffness New.

The trio of Fraser Moore, Colin Mundie and Mark Hislop posted a 10-over par aggregate of 290, to finish just a shot clear of Craigie Hill and Southerness, to book their place in the European Club Finals next month in Portugal.

The Stirlingshire club, runners-up in 2006 and 2007, led by a shot after the morning round, with Scotland squad member Moore battling the strengthening East Lothian winds for a fine one-over par 71 and Heslop posting a 73. Indeed just five shots separated the top five clubs over the first 18 holes, with a tight finish always on the cards in the SGU’s final national championship of the season.

Moore fired his second successive 71 to cement Glenbervie’s lead and it was left to Mundie to seal victory, with a second round 75 being good enough to clinch his club’s maiden national success.

A brilliant two-under par 68 from Southerness’s Scotland international Scott Gibson put the South club in the running, but he was left to rue a damaging double-bogey six at the final hole, while club-mate Clark Riddick also faltered in the home stretch with bogeys on the final three holes.

They were edged into third place by Perth and Kinross club Craigie Hill, with Steven Hume (73-72) and Daniel Young (72-74) mounting their side’s strong challenge, while Liam Barn’s second round 76 giving them the silver medal on the countback.

A delighted Moore spoke of his club’s joy at taking the title: “We’ve got a good team and we knew we had a chance of winning coming into the event as we thought we were one of the strongest teams. It’s fantastic to win and we’re all really looking forward to representing Glenbervie and Scotland over in Portugal next month.”

Moore, who is about to complete a Management degree at the University of Stirling, added: “The course was great but it was a difficult day with the wind and some of the toughest rough I’ve seen this year. It was important to keep the ball in play and my short game was very good, after some work I’ve been doing with Ian Rae and John Chillas, which really helped my score in both rounds. It was certainly a nice way to round of the year!”

Monifieth (Chris Hutcheon, Tom Ogilvie and Raymond Perry) finished fourth on 297, with Cawder and Duff House Royal sharing fifth place on 301.

TSG’s Regional Managing Director Alan Turnbull, a non-playing captain for Cowglen when his club won the title in 1989, said: “We are proud to lend our support to the Scottish Club Championship and we congratulate Glenbervie’s players for an excellent performance today. Luffness was a superb venue for the final and there some very good performances in testing conditions.”

>> Click here for collated scores from the TSG Scottish Club Championship.

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