Monday, March 30, 2015

St Andrews clubs have provided Scottish boys'

 championship finalists in four of past five years


Fife Golfing Association secretary
The Scottish boys' golf championship gets under way on Monday, April 6 in what is the traditional curtain-raiser to the season.
This year's tournament  heads back to Dunbar Golf Club where around 250 boys will vie for national honours.
There will be a healthy Fife contingent making the trip to East Lothian, with the New Club, St Andrews being the best represented and, along with Connor MacCallum from St Andrews GC, they will be hoping to keep up the good run as St Andrews clubs have provided finalists in four of the last five years.
Two of the brightest hopes have already progressed to round two, due to there being a slight shortfall in entries, but at least they will avoid each other - until the final - if things go their way. 

Niall McMullen from Lundin, who has the fourth lowest handicap in the field, lost out to Dunfermline's Ryan Brown in the fifth round last year and would relish a chance to redress the balance.
The first Fifer on the moss on Monday morning is the 2014 Order of Merit winner John Paterson from The New Club, and on Tuesday an alarm call will be needed for Cameron Steedman, who plays out of Mapperley Golf Club, England but is also a member of Thornton.
There is the prospect of an all-Fife clash in round two if Greg Cessford (Balbirnie) and Tom MacKenzie (Crail) can prevail in their opening encounters, and Sam Nicholson from Ladybank takes on one of the Marchbank golfing dynasty.
Let's hope the weather is kind, and we wish them all well

David McPherson,
Hon. Secretary
Fife Golfing Association.



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