Alliance event at Monifieth

CLYDEBANK and District professional John Henry won the Scottish Golfers’ Alliance Championship held over Monifieth and Arbroath Links from Tuesday to Thursday of last week. He led the field from start to finish with scores of 69, 71 and 74 for a two-over-par 54-hole aggregate of 214.

In second place, on 217, was Carnoustie’s Keir McNicoll, now based at Gullane.

Newmachar +2 handicapper John Duff won the leading amateur prize on 219 with scores of 71, 74 and 74.

George Wither, Lothianburn, won the Caldwell Trophy, the senior amateur award over 36 holes, for the fourth successive year. He had rounds of 74 and 73 for 147.

Midland Golfers’ Alliance, represented by professionals Jamie Stevenson, Braehead, Alan Martin, The Duke’s, and Paul Brookes, Pitreavie, and amateurs Bob Stewart, Tulliallan, George Finlay, Ballumbie Castle, and Graeme Collins, Ballumbie Castle, won the team event comfortably with a total of 1353.

Leading final totals:

Scratch

214 - J. Henry, Clydebank and District, 69 71 74.

217 - K. McNicoll, Gullane, 74 73 70.

219 - P. McLean, Paul Lawrie Golf Centre, 73 75 71; J. Duff, Newmachar, 71 74 74.

220 - J. Stevenson, Braehead, 75 70 75.

221 - A. Martin, The Duke’s, 80 73 68; I. Wilson, Longniddry, 74 74 73.

223 - P. Brookes, Pitreavie, 77 72 74; J. Smallwood, Affordable Golf, 74 73 76.

224 - C. Knowles, Panmure, 73 78 73.

225 - A. Marshall, Houston Driving Range, 76 76 73.

Handicap

218 - I. Wilson, Longniddry, 73 73 72.

220 - W. Crosbie, Blairgowrie, 72 73 75; G. Wither, Lothianburn, 72 71 77.

222 - F. Sharp, Boat of Garten, 76 71 75; J. Duff, Newmachar, 72 75 75.

223 - J. Ingram, Boat of Garten, 70 72 81.

Club returns

Carnoustie Caledonia Ladies: Burnside Course, Stableford CSS 72 – C. Orr (17) 34 points, M. Brown 33.

Carnoustie Ladies: Burnside Course, October Spoon CSS 72 – C. Robertson (7) 70; C. Healey (11) 72; Y. Heap (19) 74.

Grange: Wednesday Stableford CSS 73, Section One – P.A. Rhind (9) 38; D, Gillespie (11) 35; R. Duncan (5) 33. Section Two – D. Greig (16) 38; R. Chia (16) 32; A.R. Orr (13) 31.

Monifieth: Wednesday Winter League Stableford – F. Anderson (scr) 40 points; I.C. Hutcheon (+1) 39; S. Hills (5), A. Reid (7) 35.

Carnoustie Golf Club: Saturday, October 13: Championship Course, strokeplay, 15 holes, CSS N/Q, Division One, handicaps 0 to 10 - J.M. Downie (5) 58; S. Rhynd (8), J. Oldroyd (4) 59; R. McKenzie (7) 60. Division Two, handicaps 11 to 28 - R.J. Cowan (15) 60; A. Harrison (15) 61; S. Beattie (14) 63. Burnside Course – course closed. Buddon Links, strokeplay, CSS 66, all one class - J. McWalter (10) 58; D. McIntosh (11) 66; J. McVeigh (15), A.J.D. Maclaren (11) 68. Sunday, October 14, Championship Course, strokeplay, CSS 77, R/O, all one class - A. Donaldson (8) 74; P. Drummond (2) 76; J.M. Downie (78). Burnside Course – course closed. Buddon Links, strokeplay, CSS 65, all one class - D. Archibald (16) 66.