Alliance wiped out for 2010

BALLUMBIE Castle’s George Finlay will head the Midland Golfers’ Alliance amateur order-of-merit going into the new year.

This follows the postponement of the final meeting of 2010 due to be held at Charleton Golf Course, Fife, on Tuesday, December 21.

Because of snow and ice, no play in MGA competitions has been possible since the meeting at Balbirnie Park back on November 23, but hopeful of an improvement in conditions early in 2011, officials have re-scheduled the Charleton meeting for Tuesday, January 11, and the postponed Powakaddy team event at Drumoig for Tuesday, January 18.

Thereafter, meetings will revert to the published fixture list, commencing with a competition at Lundin Links on Thursday, January 27.

MGA Order-Of-Merit

Leading half-way positions:

Professional - 1, A. Lockhart, Ladybank, £930; 2, D. McKay, Wellsgreen, £340; 3 equal, J. Stevenson, Braehead, P. Jamieson, Dunblane New, £325; 5, A. Webster, Edzell, £160; 6, P. Brookes, Pitreavie, £150; 7, G. Brown, Montrose, £140; 8, M. MacKenzie, Forfar, £100; 9, G. McLeod, Monifieth, £80; 10, K. Hutton, Downfield, £60.

Amateur - 1, G. Finlay, Ballumbie, Castle, £285; 2, R. Stewart, Tulliallan, £265; 3 equal, A. Smith, Edzell, C. Westland, Alloa, £190; 5, K. Thomson, Alloa, £180; 6 equal, J. Rankin, Scotscraig, M. Brown, Monifieth, R. Brownhill, Edzell, £170; 9, M. Niven, Alloa, £145; 10, K. Bruce, Edzell, £130.

r Carnoustie Championship and Barry Buddon have both had an ad hoc nine-hole circuit open for several days.