Sunday, August 18, 2019

NORTH-EAST DISTRICT OPEN FINAL TOTALS


McINTOSH SHOWS AGAIN THAT TITLE-WINNING GOLF

IS POSSIBLE AFTER 50th BIRTHDAY
 
COLIN FARQUHARSON
reporting from Portlethen Golf Club
 
Turnhouse's Euan McIntosh struck a resounding blow for the over-50s by finishing birdie-eagle to pip long-time leader, 18-year-old Jack Broun  (Turnberry) for victory in the 72-hole North-east District Open championship at a windy Portlethen course today.

McIntosh, returning to the competitive circuit at an age when most golfers' best days are behind them, has won the Scottsh amateur championship  along the way and other notable events, such as the Tennant Cup earlier this season.
"I just keeping swinging smoothly, not trying to knock the cover off the ball and I am delighted with the results I am getting at my age," said McIntosh who coped well with the wind that pushed most players' scores higher than they would have liked.
With rounds of 71, 70, 69 and 71 for an excellent total of seven-under-par 281, McIntosh won in a tight finish by two strokes from young Broun who led by two shots after three rounds.
Broun's scores of 69, 66, 73 and 75 for 283 included two double bogey 6s - at the ninth and 16th in his final round -  and, in the final analysis, that cost the Ayrshire youngster the North-east title.
By finishing the 72 holes with a birdie at the 17th and a 10ft eagle 3 putt  at the last hole, McIntosh swept past Broun over the closing holes.
 
It's easy to feel sympathy for Broun who was the only player in the field to break 70 twice. An outstanding prospect at 18, Jack will surely go onwards and upwards in his golfing career.
Adam Dunton (McDonald Ellon) finished third on 285 (68-72-73-72) and won the trophy that goes to the leading NE District player in the final standings.
 
+Picture of McIntosh with the trophy by courtesy of Cal Carson Golf Agency.

Venue: Portlethen / par 72. CSS 72 72 72 72 

FINAL TOTALS  

281 E McIntosh (Turnhouse) 71 70 69 71
283 J Broun (Turnberry) 69 66 73 75
285 A Dunton (McDonald Ellon) 68 72 73 72
286 M Clark (Meldrum House) 70 73 73 70
288 B Edmond (Bon Accord) 75 73 69 71
289 J Calder (Newmachar) 73 75 69 72, M Halliday (Royal Aberdeen) 72 69 73 75
290 F McKenna (Royal Aberdeen) 72 70 78 70
291 D Smith (Portlethen) 72 74 72 73
293 M Rickard (Cupar) 74 70 74 75, J Bryce (Bathgate) 74 67 75 77
294 C Somers (Murcar Links) 74 75 72 73, K Horne (Portlethen) 73 74 74 73
295 G Innes (87) 75 77 73 70
297 J Ross (Newmachar) 77 7472 74, F Milne (Banchory) 75 74 72 76, K Nolan Kemnay) 74 74 75 74
298 C Stewart (Murcar Links) 72 72 77 77
300 C Morrison (Inverurie) 71 76 77 76, C Brechin (Portlethen) 75 73 75 77
301 S Wallace (Portlethen) 74 77 74 76, K McCormick (Royal Dornoch) 74 74 73 80, M Thomson (Kintore) 75 72 80 74
304 A Campbell (Murcar Links) 74 77 80 73, E Brown (Portlethen) 74 74 79 77
305 C Gilbert (Cruden Bay 73 76 80 76
306 M Pennycott (Royal Burgess( 72 77 71 76
308 A Bews (Murcar Links) 73 79 81 75, R Dallas (Forfar) 78 75 74 81, C Gray (Cruden Bay) 78 73 84 73
311 J Shaw (Boat of Garten) 76 77 78 80, A Brooks (Kings Acre) 77 75 81 78

Withdrew: R Manson (Kemnay) 79 76 WD
Disqualified: E Brown (Portlethen) 74 74 DQ
Retired: A Fernie (Bruntsfield Links) 72 72 ret

MISSED THE CUT
156 S Cook (Portlethen) 78 78
157 B Read (Banchory) 78 79
158 D Fanthorpe (Kemnay) 81 77, G Kennedy (Hazlehead) 76 82
159 C Carnegie (Kemnay) 82 77
160 A Carrell (Royal Aberdeen) 81 79
161 P Lemon (Cruden Bay) 79 82
162 L Smart (Banchory) 76 86
163 J Rogan (St Andrews New) 83 80
176 A Bain (Shetland) 88 88

WITHDREW
150 R Sharp (Murcar Links) 71 79
153 S MacPherson (Bothwell Castle) 74 79
155 K Gunnyeon (Newmachar) 76 79


NRs F Stoddart (Drumoig) 80 NR, A Borg (Longniddry) 71 75 79 NR

Retired: S McLaren (Bruntsfield Links) 72 80 72 ret

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