Danny is Links Matchplay Champion

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Danny Elder defeated Ralph Wardlaw 2 and 1 in the final of the Carnoustie Links Matchplay Championship on Friday night.

Also over the Championship Course, Claire Robertson won the Ladies’ Links Championship with a 4 and 3 victory over Frances Millar, while in the final of the Ladies’ Links Rosebowl over the Burnside Course, Pat Sawers overcame Christine Orr by 3 and 2.

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Results: Links Championship, Championship Course, semi-finals - R. Wardlaw beat A. Fairweather 5 and 4; D. Elder beat A. Fyfe 5 and 3: final - Elder beat Wardlaw 2 and 1. Ladies’ Links Championship, semi-finals - F. Millar beat C. Healey 4 and 3; C. Robertson beat L. Graham 5 and 4: final - Robertson beat Millar 4 and 3. Ladies’ Links Rosebowl, semi-finals - P. Sawers beat M. Brown 3 and 1; C. Orr beat S. Sneddon 3 and 1: final - Sawers beat Orr 3 and 2.

Angus miss out in Northern Ladies

Defending champions Angus narrowly missed out on retaining the Northern Division Ladies’ Inter-County Team Championship at Tain over the weekend.

Angus, who went on to win the Scottish title last year, Aberdeenshire and hosts Northern Counties all finished with two wins and one defeat apiece. Perth and Kinross lost all their three matches.

On a games won tally, Angus and Aberdeenshire both had 15 points, Northern Counties 14, and Perth and Kinross 10.

The tiebreak was holes played and here the advantage lay with Aberdeenshire, who had required only 235 holes compared to the 238 played by Angus.

Aberdeenshire, therefore, took the title and now go forward to represent Northern Division in the Scottish county finals at Stirling Golf Club from September 20 to 22.

County win for Jackie

Monifieth’s Jackie Brown won the scratch section of the Angus Ladies’ County Golf Association SIMF Brooch/June Meeting held at Edzell last Tuesday. She returned a 75 to finish three shots ahead of runner-up Angela Crabb, Letham Grange. Kathleen Sutherland, Royal Montrose, was third with 84.

Other results were: silver, one to 12 - 1, Kate Lowden, Monifieth, (12) 77 bih; 2, Marion Duthie, Ladies’ Panmure Barry, (12) 77 bih; 3, Eileen McMurray, Downfield, (12) 77: 13 to 20 - 1, Deirdre Moffat, Letham Grange, (20) 74; 2, Ann McMillan, Ladies’ Panmure, Monifieth, (16) 76; 3, Sheila Bradley, Kirriemuir, (16) 77. Bronze winner, Cathy Beattie, Arbroath, 89 (24) 65: handicap - 1, Freida Soutar, Ballumbie Castle, (23) 74; 2, Joan Hulse, Montrose Mercantile, (26) 76.

Club returns

Carnoustie: Saturday, Championship Course, Aggregate and Carnegie Shields second round and Stirling Cross (CSS 77), Division One, scratch to 10 - 1, A. Caulfield (6) 75; 2 equal, G. Laurence (10), A. Donaldson (8) 76; 4, G.A. McNicoll (2) 77: Division Two, 11 to 16 - 1, .D. Macdonald (15) 75; 2, W.D. Campbell (12) 76; 3, A. Saunders (13) 77: Division Three, 17 to 28 - 1, D. Hunter (17) 75. Stirling Cross, A. Caulfield (6) 75 bih. Burnside Course, Colin Murdoch Rosebowl, third round, (CSS 72, Division One, scratch to 16 - 1, A. Tonner (5) 70; 2 equal, R. Dow (12), S.A. Bricknal (5) 72; 4 equal, J. Webster (14), J.L. Watson (13), D.R. Reid (8) 73: Division Two, 17 to 28 - 1, D. Hall (20) 71; 2, T. Cathro (21) 75; 3 equal, G. Milne (19), R.A. Sloan (21) 76. Buddon Links, Tommy Walker Trophy, third round (CSS 67) - 1 equal, .G. Gall (18), B.N. McNicoll (15) 68; 3, A.M. Clark (8) 70. Sunday, Championship Course, Strokeplay (CSS 77) - 1 equal, .M. Downie (4), E. Valente (13) 75; 3 equal, I.C.A. Macdonald (13), W. Thompson (4), E. Peebles (6) 77. Burnside Course, Strokeplay (CSS 72) - 1, . Reid (20) 63; 2, D.F. Cochrane (7) 67; 3, S. Paterson (10) 69. Buddon Links, Strokeplay (CSS 70) - 1, . Rudol (12) 72; 2 equal, F.J. Hedges (11), R. Jennings (20) 74. Tuesday, Championship Course, Strokeplay (CSS 76) - 1, . Halley (16) 67; 2, D. Walker (19) 74; 3, D. Adams (5) 76; 4 equal, C. Adamson (13), B. Melville (6), L. Kinnear (12) 77. Buddon Links, Strokeplay (CSS 68) - 1, . Sim (28) 53; 2, R.I. Allison (5) 63; 3 equal, S. Leszek (13), D.G. Strachan (12) 66.

Carnoustie Caledonia Ladies: Thursday, Burnside Course, Stableford (CSS 71) - 1, G. Watson 39 points; 2, M. Lowe 34 points; 3, S. Strachan 33 points. Nine Hole Stableford - L. Sinclair 18 points.

Carnoustie Ladies: Tuesday, June 11, Championship Course, June Medal (CSS 80 R/O) - Silver, J. Brown (17) 87. Bronze, G. Gilbert (23) 94. Buddon Links, Buddon Brooch (CSS 64) - S. Strachan (21) 71 bih; A. Hunter (30) 71; D. Anderson (29) 72.

Grange: Wednesday, June 12, Medal Course, Stableford (CSS 71), first class - 1, R. Duncan (5) 65; 2, D. Gillespie (10) 66 bih; 3, W. Lambie (6) 66: second class - 1, B. Duguid (21) 68; 2, M. Turner (20) 70; 3, B. Sherman (14) 72 bih.

Grange Ladies: Wednesday, June 12, Ashludie Course, Stroke Competition/Third Eclectic (CSS 69), silver - 1, H. Elrick (13) 68; 2, M. Latto (15) 69; 3, P. Lamb (13) 71: bronze - 1, C. Robertson (28) 73 bih; 2, P. Wicksted (21) 73; 3, R. Cameron (33) 74. Nine hole stableford - 1, A. Moss 16 points; 2, M. Dorward 14 points.

Ladies’ Panmure, Barry: Captain’s Day (CSS 77 R/O), scratch, S. Arbuckle 86: handicap, silver - 1, A. Freeman (11) 77; 2, Mo Ogilvie (19) 78 bih; 3, A. Crabb (12) 78 bih; 4, M. Bett (20) 78: bronze - 1, E. Selway (29) 76; 2, A.G. Anderson (33) 77; 3, S. Baxby (21) 78 bih; 4, I. Murdoch (24) 78. Betty McInroy Trophy, S. Arbuckle. Captain’s Salver, A. Freeman. Black Course (CSS 69 R/O), C. Taig (36) 80 bih.

Monifieth: Wednesday, June 12, Ashludie Course, Midweek Stroke Competition (CSS 65) - 1, R. Howie (11) 61; 2, A. McKay (2) 63; 3, W. Walker (15) 68. Medal Course, Midweek Stroke Competition (CSS 72), division one - 1, E. Radley (8) 65; 2, C. Brunton (4) 71; 3, D. Paterson (3) 72: division two - 1, J. McLennan (10) 65; 2, A. Brimacombe (21) 72; 3, G. Cant (12) 73 bih; 4, D. Dickson (11) 73.

Monifieth Ladies: Thursday, June 13, Medal Course, Committee Quaich Stableford (CSS 75) - 1, C. Robertson (14) 32 points; 2, K. Lowden (12) 29 points. The Ladies Open will be held on Sunday, August 11. Entry fee is £10. To enter, contact Pam on 01382 737044. Saturday, Ashludie Course, Stroke Competition (CSS 68), Division One - 1, M. Boyd (19) 71; 2, C. Routledge (18) 72: Division Two - 1, M. Sutherland (21) 72; 2, P. Wicksted (21) 77.

Ballumbie Castle: Senior Summer League - 1, Ron Beaton (23) 67; 2, D.G. Reid (17) 67; 3, Eddie Lynch (15) 68; 4, Doug Fisher (12) 68; 5, Bill Blackley (22) 68.

Broughty: Wednesday, June 12, Medal Course, David Leadbetter Cup (CSS 71), section one - 1, R. Bone (12) 68; 2, A. Chalmers (12) 71: section two - 1, J. Douglas (13) 68; 2, K. Peebles (18) 72 bih. David Leadbetter Cup, R. Bone bih. Saturday, June 15, Medal Course, Stroke Competition (CSS 71), section one - 1, R. Bone (12) 71; 2, I. Matthew (5) 72; 3, C. Mulliss (7) 73 bih: section two - 1, T. Simpson jnr (20) 70; 2, R. Barnett (13) 74; 3, P. Manley (13) 75. Ashludie Course, Stroke Competition (CSS 65) - 1, J. Watt (3) 66. Sunday, June 16, Medal Course, Stroke Competition (CSS 74), section one - 1, D. Pont (10) 68; 2, M. Davis (5) 72: section two - 1, G. Goodwin (23) 66; 2, A. McGlashan (16) 76 bih. Ashludie Course, Stroke Competition (CSS 65) - 1, A. Stewart (14) 67.

Dalhousie: Burnside Course, Midweek Medal (CSS 70) - 1, S. Gearty (14) 66; 2, S. Grant (14) 70 bih; 3, P. McColgan (15) 70. Saturday, June 15, Buddon Links, Stroke Competition (CSS 69) - 1, A. Arthur (17) 71; 2, F. Swan (17) 72; 3, A. Coleman (14) 75.

Grange: Saturday, June 15, Medal Course, Stroke Competition (CSS 74), first class - 1, Andrew Todd (3) 70; 2, Alistair Robertson (4) 71; 3, Alistair Farquharson (12) 72 bih: second class - 1, Euan Falconer (15) 69; 2, Callum MacKinnon (20) 72 bih; 3, James Laing (24) 72. Ashludie Course, Stroke Competition - 1, David Hoban (16) 66.

Grange Ladies: Saturday, June 15, Ashludie Course, Stroke Competition (CSS 71 R/O) - 1, A. Watt (24) 77 bih; 2, P. Wicksted (21) 77.

Ladies’ Panmure, Monifieth: Friday, June 14, Medal Course (CSS 74) - 1, G. Little 74; 2, P. Mackie 75; 3 equal, I. Dutch, A. McMillan 77. Ashludie Course, Quaich/Stroke Competition (CSS 68) - 1, C. Milne 67; 2, J. Hawkins 70; 3, M. McGregor 71; 4, M. Sherrit 72. Nine Hole Stableford - 1, H. Seivwright 20 points.

Monifieth: Saturday, Medal Course (CSS 75 R/O), Corona Medal, scratch - 1, C. Hutcheon 71; 2, G. McMinn 77; 3, E. Gall 78. Challenge Medal, second class - 1, J. Muir (9) 77; 2, P. Lavery (12) 79; 3, R. Garbett (10) 80. Challenge Medal, third class - 1, J. Ferrie (19) 78; 2, J. Christie (21) 86; 3, N. Doherty (18) 88. Ashludie Course (CSS 65), Scratch Trophy - 1, N. Anderson 67; 2, D. Smart 69; 3, M. Stewart 69. Handicap Trophy - 1, D. Smart (7) 62; 2, J. Miller (5) 65 bih; 3, M. Stewart (4) 65 bih.

****CAPTION**** The finals of the Carnoustie Links Championships took place on Friday. Pictured are Claire Robertson who defeated Frances Millar in the Ladies’ Links final and Pat Sawers who defeated Christine Orr in the Rosebowl final.

****CAPTION**** Ralph Wardlaw who won the Ben Hogan Trophy for the best three-round combined score of 220 in the Carnoustie Links Championship competition and Danny Elder who won the Championship by defeating Ralph in the final on Friday. The Gary Player Salver was won by the New Taymouth Golf Club.