Wednesday, September 23, 2015

North-east win seniors' area team 
championship by 10 shots
We are the champions! Left to right: Nick Robson, Ian Angus, Barry Brooks, Andrew Campbell and Jim Emslie. George Patterson, who was also in the North-east team, had to leave before the picture was taken.

North-east won the Senior inter-area men's team championship, sponsored by McCrea Financial Services, at Montrose today by 10 shots with an impressive total of 361 for the best five counting scores
South of Scotland were second on 371 and Argyll and Bute, who were beaten on a countback for third place last year, went one better this to secure the bronze medals.
Nick Robson (Meldrum House), who has been in fine form this season, had the best individual score of the day with an excellent 68. He was ably supported by clubmate Barry Brooks 73, Ian Angus (Duff House Royal) 74, Andrew Campbell (Murcar Links) 74 and the Royal Aberdeen duo of Jim Emslie 72 and George Paterson 78.
The South of Scotland team were headed by a 71 from Ian: Ian Brotherston (Dumfries and Co) and a 73 from clubmate Ian Reid.
Argyll and Bute's top scorers were George Reynolds (Rothesay) and Gordon Tyre (Blairmore and Strone), both of whom had 72s.
The CSS for the day was 72 for the par 71 course and confirms the quality of the North East performance in winning this event for the first time since 2009.
361 North-east (N Robson 68, J Emslie 72, B Brooks 73, I Angus 74, A Campbell 74, G Patterson 78).
371 South of Scotland (I Brotherston 71,  I Reid 73, G Sharp 75, T Clark 76, D Dickson 76, I Fraser 83)
372 Argyll and Bute (G Reynolds 72, G Tyre 72, S Ellis 74, A O'Neill 76, M Cannon 78, L Pirie 81).
374 Angus (D Downie 73, A Kennedy 74, A McKay 74, J Watt 75, B Barclay 78, K Bruce 78).
376 Stirlingshire (B Erskine 71, J Aman 75, G MacDonald 75, H Anderson 77, K Brunton 78, G Barrie 79).
377 Lothians (D Hamilton 72, J McManus 72, D Gardner 76, R Jack 78, L Gordon 79, I Dickdon 80); Dunbartonshire
(P Semple 72; C Halcrow 74, J Kinloch 75, I Campbell 77, S Leitch 79, J Paton 85).
385 Glasgow (J McDonald 75, S Machin 76, S Black76, M Ker 78, G Crawford 80, A Lamond 82); Perth and Kinross
(S McKendrick 71, S Connor 76, D Logie 77, E Lindsay 80, C Gallagher 81, B Christie 87).
390 Fife (G Rodaks 74, J McArthur 76, A Raphael 79, R Ford 80, D Taylor 81, I Jeen 85)



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