Alliance at Brechin

ALYTH assistant professional Michael Rae led the way in Thursday’s Midland Golfers’ Alliance meeting at Brechin with a two-under-par 70.

Among those in a four-way tie for second place on 71 were Arbroath’s Scott Graham and Carnoustie’s Kris Harper.

The handicap section was won by host club member Dick Robertson, who returned a fine net 67, playing off eight.

Leading scores:

Scratch

70 - M. Rae (AP), Alyth.

71 - S. Graham, Arbroath; A. Webster (P), Edzell; C. Matheson (AP), Falkirk Tryst; K. Harper, Carnoustie.

72 - G. Tough, Edzell; S. Rennie (P), Brechin; G. Brown (AP), Montrose.

73 - C. Knowles (AP), Panmure; B. Webster, Edzell.

Handicap

67 - R. Robertson, Brechin, (8).

68 - D. Spaven, Pitlochry, (9).

69 - M. Arnold, Kirkcaldy, (12).

70 - S. Graham, Arbroath, (1); B. Webster, Edzell, (3).

72 - K. Harper, Carnoustie, (+1); G. Tough, Edzell, (Scr); A. Farquharson, Downfield, (12); A. Smith, Edzell, (7); D. Black, Dunfermline, (12); S. McIntosh, Brechin, (3).

Next week the JTC Interiors Express MGA Championship (scratch) and McQueen Shield (handicap) are on Thursday, April 5, over the Burnside Course, Carnoustie. The host club will be Caledonia GC.

Girls’ tourney

TWELVE under-18 girls, selected by the Scottish Ladies’ Golf Association, have been given courtesy by Carnoustie Golf Links to play in a 54-hole tournament over the three courses. Play will begin at 1.30 p.m. on Friday, March 30 over the Championship Course, then the Burnside Course on Saturday, March 31 from 2 p.m. and the Buddon Course on Sunday April 1 from 12.45 p.m. Spectators are welcome. Starting times for Friday March 30: 1.30 Jessica Meek, Kimberley beveridge, Clara Young; 1.37 Rachel Walker, Tara McTaggart, Fiona Liddell; 1.45 Lesley Atkins, Connie Jaffrey, Ailsa Summers; 1.52 Lauren Whyte, Emma Greenlees, Heather Munro.

Competition winner

CARNOUSTIE Golf Club Ladies’ Section, held their first end-of season supper in the clubhouse on Tuesday evening.

The lady captain Sheena Seaton welcomed members and said that all the ladies who had played in the Winter Eclectic over the season had enjoyed themselves.

The winner of the Eclectic competition was Davina Anderson, with a nett score of 45.5.

The fixture list for the summer season is now available.

New members will be most welcome and full details can be obtained by ‘phoning the club on 852480.

Thanks were expressed to the club caterer and to those who had made the evening so successful.

Proven Salver

THE ANGUS County Golf Association team to play the Proven Salver against Clackmannanshire on Sunday (April 1) at Monifieth is: M. Lindsay (Broughty), D. Elder (Carnoustie), S. Cargill (Arbroath), C. Donaldson (Downfield), S. Smith (Downfield), R. Coull (Edzel), W. Bremner (Edzel), R. Bell (Downfield).

Reserves – R. Perry (Monifieth) and K. Harper (Carnoustie).

Meet at 10 a.m. at Monifieth Golf Club for a 11.03 a.m. first tee time.

Winter Leagues

Carnoustie Golf Club

RESULTS, week 22 – I. Laurence/G. Chalmers beat R. Golden/R. Naunton 4 and 2; L. Bowen/J. Webster beat N.J. Fox res. round robin; A. Stark/A. Watson square game with W. McKenzie/J. Murray. Sweepstake: 1. W. McKenzie 52; 2. R. Golden 53; 3. A. Watson 55.

Final placings

P W L D Pts

G. Chalmers 22 14 6 2 30 J. Murray 22 12 6 4 28

R. Matthew 22 13 8 1 27

A. Watson 22 12 7 3 27

I. Laurence 22 12 10 0 24

W. McKenzie 22 9 8 5 23

J. Webster 22 10 10 2 22

R. Golden 22 9 10 3 21

A. Stark 22 9 10 3 21

L. Bowen 22 8 11 3 19

R. Naunton 22 7 13 2 16

J. Matthew 22 1 21 0 2

Aggregate Trophy: G. Chalmers; Eclectic Trophy: A. Watson.

Monifieth

RESULTS - E. Radley/W. Rose beat S. Hills/D. Eastaugh 1 hole; N. Anderson/J. Law res. beat A. Carlyle/H. Marr res. 3 and 2; S. Blady res./R. Liddell halved with M. Brown/C. Goodall; B. Stevenson/K. Scott beat F. Blyth/J. Ferrie 3 and 2; D. Smart/W. Miller beat K. Hutton/I. Kelly 2 and 1; I. Hutcheon/G. Smith beat D. Mitchell/L. Munro res. 4 and 3. Scratch – B. Stevenson 65 bih; N. Anderson 65. Handicap – R. Liddell (15) 65 bih; F. Blyth (3) 65 bih; W. Miller (12) 65.

Final placings

P W L D Pts

B. Stevenson 22 13 7 2 50

A. Carlyle 22 13 8 1 48

W. Rose 22 11 7 4 48

J. Ferrie 22 13 8 1 47

D. Eastaugh 22 11 8 3 46

E. Radley 22 11 8 3 45

N.J. Anderson 22 10 8 4 45

W. Miller 22 12 8 2 44

F. Blyth 22 9 6 7 43

M. Brown 22 11 9 2 43

K. Scott 22 10 9 3 43

M. McBride 22 10 10 2 42

I. Kelly 22 9 9 4 41

I. Hall 22 11 10 1 41

D. Smart 22 8 11 3 41

K. Hutton 22 8 11 3 39

C. Goodall 22 7 10 5 38

I.C. Hutcheon 22 9 12 1 37

G.A. Smith 22 7 11 4 37

P. Gardiner 22 5 10 7 36

D. Mitchell 22 11 10 1 35

S. Hills 22 5 13 4 35

R. Liddell 22 5 12 5 34

I. Kidd 22 7 11 4 33

Monifieth Ladies

PLACINGS: S. Taylor 25 points; C. Robertson 20; J. Brown 18.

Grange

FINAL positions – F. Gall 367 points; J. Scott 356; A. Saunders 352.

Anderson Trophy – D. Kane, F. Gall. Consolation Trophy – J. Scott, C. Wilton. Firies Cup – E. Falconer 59 points.

Club returns

Carnoustie Golf Club: Saturday, March 24, Championship Course, strokeplay, CSS N/Q, all one class – F. Johnstone (11) 68; J. Airth (7) 71. Burnside Course, strokeplay, CSS N/Q, all one class – R.D. Hall (21), A.Donaldson (9) 63; J. Mowatt (12) 64; J.B. McNicoll (17) 65. Buddon Links, strokeplay, CSS N/Q, all one class – M.W. Law (7) 67. Sunday, March 25, Championship Course, strokeplay, CSS N/Q, all one class - W.D. Campbell (13) 71. Burnside Course, strokeplay, CSS N/Q, all one class – no scores returned.

Buddon Links, strokeplay, CSS N/Q, all one class – G.J. McQueen (12), B. Ransford (13) 65.

Carnoustie Caledonia Ladies: Burnside Course Stableford CSS N/C – C. Healey (12) 44 points; S. Strachan (18) 37; I. Richardson (25) 35.

Ballumbie Castle: Seniors Midweek Stableford Sweep CSS 71 – B. Muir 41; J. Freeman 36; B. Allardice 34.

Grange: Wednesday Stableford CSS 72, 1ST Class – R.R.B. Miller (9) 40; T.M. Moffatt (10) 37 bih; A. Farquharson (11) 37. 2ND Class – A. Saunders 913) 41; D. Lorimer (19) 40 bih; R. Bowman (17) 40.

Grange Ladies: Wednesday Stroke, Ashludie Course CSS 68, Silver – I. Gilbert (20) 68; J. Brown (19) 69; P. Wicksted (20) 73. Bronze – F. Fraser (24) 67; M. Davidson (21) 69; H. Munro (21) 72. Ashludie Course CSS 68 – Winner C. McDonald (16) 67.

Monifieth: Wednesday Winter League Stableford – F. Blyth (1) 38 points; D. Bell (7) 35; I. Hutcheon (+5), N. Anderson (+3), D. Mitchell (scr) 34.

Carnoustie Golf Club: Tuesday March 27, Buddon Links, Strokeplay CSS N/Q all one class – A. Donaldson (9) 60; D.R. Reid (8) 61; J.M. Downie (6), C.A. Fox (8) 62.

Grange: Saturday Stableford CSS N/Q, Section 1. – S. Nairn (10) 38; G. McGuinnis (5) 37; G.M. Thomson (5) 36 bih. Section 2. – D. Greig (19) 41; D. Lowe (15) 40; D. Lorimer (19) 39. Sunday Stableford CSS N/Q, Section 1. – S. Fenton (7) 38 bih; S. Pattie (7) 38; G. Motherwell (12) 36 bih. Section 2. – D. Hood (22) 39; I.R. Cameron (13) 38 bih; A. Saunders (13) 38 bl6.