Midland event at Crieff

THE MIDLAND Golfers’ Alliance held the JB Motor Company team competition at Crieff on Thursday when Pitlochry professional Mark Pirie led the way in the scratch section with a five-under par 66.

In the handicap section, Arbroath two-handicapper Scott Graham shared first prize with David Thomson, Downfield, (6) and Ken MacKenzie, Crieff, (6), all returning net scores of 65.

There was also a tight finish in the team competition with Craig Matheson, Falkirk Tryst, John Craig, Carnoustie, and Mike Watkin, Panmure, winning on the better last six holes with a score of 59.

Next week’s meeting will be at Monifieth on Tuesday (March 27) and is sponsored by W.H. Miller. Tee-times are from 8.30 a.m. to 12.30 p.m.

Local players feature

CARNOUSTIE’S Katy McNicoll finished in joint 15th place with scores of 77/74 and 80 at the Ladies’ European Tour development circuit event, the Terre Blanche Ladies’ Open, which took place last week at the Terre Blanche Golf Resort in Provence, France.

Joint seventh

CARNOUSTIE’S Chris Bell finished joint seventh in a field of 64 players at the NJCAA District 2 preview golf Tournament in Texas last week. With rounds of 73 and 72 for 145, Chris finished finished five shots behind the winner Mathias Boesman (Western Texas) who had scores of 70 and 70 for 140.

Chris is a student of Odessa College, Texas and his effort helped them win the team title.

County win

ANGUS County Golf Association beat Panmure Golf Club 6-2 at Barry.

Results: Panmure names first; G. Hay/I. Landsburgh lost to S. Mann/S. Smith; D. McIntosh/B. Kidd lost to R. Bell/K. Harper; C. Sutherland/T. Svenson lost to W. Bremner/R. Coull; A. Dunbar/S. McGregor lost to R. Perry/C. Hutcheon; I.Q. Jones/D.B. Anderson beat D. Elder/A. Fyffe; G. Payne/A. Mawhinney lost to G. Smith/S. Graham; J.E. Kerr/G. Summers lost to G. Finlay/D. Lawrence; D. Dailly/M. Paterson beat K. Bruce/C. McKay.

Winter Leagues

Carnoustie

RESULTS: C. Saunders and J. Neeson beat N. Holland and N. Watson, 6 & 5; S. Knight (reserve) and P. Gordon lost to D. Ramsay and D. Kydd, 1 hole; A. Boath and I. Frier lost to A. Brown and S. Norrie, 2 & 1; J. Watson and and N. Merchant beat A. Gilbride and G. Duncan, 3 & 2; G. Robson and D. Taylor lost to J. Gilbert and C. Ferguson, 2 holes.

Sweepstake, scratch - G. Robson, 71; handicap - S. Norrie (5) 68.

Final placings

P W L D +/- Pts

J. Gilbert 20 15 5 0 26 30

S. Norrie 20 13 5 2 18 28

G. Robson 20 10 6 4 18 24

P. Gordon 20 10 6 4 14 24

E. Kerr 20 11 7 2 9 24

C. Saunders 20 11 9 0 10 22

A. Brown 20 10 8 2 9 22

J. Neeson 20 11 9 0 -2 22

J. Watson 20 10 9 1 21 21

G. Duncan 20 10 9 1 9 21

D. Kydd 20 10 10 0 -13 20

D. Ramsay 20 8 9 3 9 19

A. Boath 20 9 10 1 -13 19

N. Merchant 20 8 10 2 6 18

D. Taylor 20 8 10 2 -10 18

I. Frier 20 8 10 2 -12 18

C. Ferguson 20 7 12 1 -5 15

N. Holland 20 6 12 2 -16 14

A. Gilbride 20 5 13 2 -34 12

N. Watson 20 3 13 4 -36 10

Trophy winners for the 2011/12 season are as follows: league winner - J. Gilbert; runner-up - S. Norrie: 12 best scratch - J. Gilbert; runner-up - J. Neeson; 12 best net - G. Robson; runner-up - D. Kydd: Bogey - G. Robson; runner-up - J. Gilbert; Eclectic - G. Robson; runner-up - J. Gilbert: Waggott Trophy (par 3 aggregate) - P. Gordon: Long Driving Champion - D. Ramsay: P. Waggott Trophy - I. Frier: Substitutes’ Bench - W. Gardner: and Wooden Spoon - N. Watson.

Ballumbie Castle

RESULTS: Seniors Winter League CSS 69: Group 1. – B. Whittet 38 points; I. Paterson 36; R. Hammond 36. Group 2. – R. Campbell 42 points; J. Angus 36; D. Dawson36.

Carnoustie Golf Club

RESULTS: week 21 – R. Golden/G. Chalmers beat W. McKenzie/R. Naunton 1 hole; L. Bowen/J. Murray beat N.J. Fox res. round robin; J. Webster/A. Watson beat I. Laurence/A. Stark 1 hole. Sweepstake: 1. I. Laurence, A. Watson 54; 2. L. Bowen, R. Golden 55.

P W L D Pts

G. Chalmers 21 13 6 2 28

R. Matthew 21 13 7 1 27

J. Murray 21 12 6 3 27

A. Watson 21 12 7 2 26

I. Laurence 21 11 10 0 22

W. McKenzie 21 9 8 4 22

R. Golden 21 9 9 3 21

A. Stark 21 9 10 2 20

J. Webster 21 9 10 2 20

L. Bowen 21 7 11 3 17

R. Naunton 21 7 12 2 16

J. Matthew 21 1 20 0 2

Broughty

RESULTS; CSS 64, Division 1. – A. Jackson (10) 40; M. Cormack (12) 39; G. Westwater (11) 38. Division 2. – M. O’Brien (18) 44; M. Dewar (17) 43; L. O’Donnell (15) 42.

Grange

RESULTS; - 1. J.J. Stewart 40 points; 2. D. Parker, D. Kane 30.

Monifieth Ladies

RESULTS; Division 1. – A. Hunter 25 points; J. Gourlay 24; P. Chalmers 22. Division 2. – R. Moir 24; K. Bell 19 bl6; C.Comb 19 bl4.

Club returns

Carnoustie Caledonia Ladies: Monthly Spoon, Burnside Course CSS N/Q – 1. J. White (22) 65; 2. Y. Heap (18) 68; M. Brown (13) 72.

Carnoustie Golf Club: Saturday March 17, Championship Course, Strokeplay CSS N/Q all one class – H. Summers (12) 70; R.J. Cowan (15) 72; K.I. Laird (10), A. Harrison (14) 74. Burnside Course, Strokeplay CSS N/Q all one class – E. Peebles (8) 64; M. Low (5) 65; S.A. Bricknal (6) 67. Buddon Links, Strokeplay CSS N/Q all one class – No Scores Returned. Sunday March 18,

Championship Course, Strokeplay CSS N/Q all one class - E. Peebles (8) 69; D. Louden (2) 70; W.D. Campbell (13) 72.

Burnside Course, Strokeplay CSS N/Q all one class – No Scores Returned. Buddon Links, Strokeplay CSS N/Q all one class – R.A. Golden (14) 60; G.J. McQueen (12) 66; R.J. Knight (7) 67.

Monifieth: Wednesday Winter League Stableford – D. Eastaugh (3) 38 points; A. McClymont (8) 37; N. Anderson (+3), C. Browne (scr), D. Bell (7) 33.

Broughty: Medal CSS 71 – L. Merchant (4), R. McLean (23) 36; M. Wood (19), N. Maciver (12), I Matthew (5), A. Allardice (18) 34. Medal CSS 72 – G. Armstrong (12) 41; P. Manley (10) 36; J. Byrom (16) 35. Sunday Medal CSS 71 – D. Eggington (11) 42; G. Thomson (5) 36; D. Kidd (13) 33.

Dalhousie: Winter Eclectic Championship; Scratch – G. Wilson 42; J. Mitchell 47; I. Wilson 49. Handicap – J. Morrison 35; A. Arthur 35.33; W. Ruark 39.67. Burnside: Scratch; D.L. Hood 60; J. Mitchell 63 bih; P. Robb 63. Handicap – D.L. Hood 48.75; R. Wilson 53.5; S. Grant 53.75. Buddon; Scratch – D. Cavellini 56; D. Ford 57; P. Robb

59 bih. Handicap – F. Swan 49.5; A. Arthur 50; S. Grant 50.75. Winner of Jock Calder Trophy – F. Swan.

Grange: Wednesday Stableford CSS N/Q, Section 1. – S.J. Whyte (10) 41; R.R.B. Miller (9) 39 bih; S. Pattie (7) 39. Section 2. – B. Williams (13) 41; A.N. Watson (15) 37 bih; R. Chia (15) 37. Saturday Stableford CSS N/Q, Section 1. – M. Gibbs (9) 38; R. Wallace (11) 37 bih; D. Gillespie (9) 37 bl6. Section 2. – P. Reilly (17) 41; D. Lorimer (19) 40; B. Williams (13) 37. Sunday Stableford CSS N/Q, Section 1. – M. D’Arcy (12) 39; B. McKaig (7) 36 bih; G.M. Thomson (5) 36 bih. Section 2. – J. McGowan (14) 38; R. McDonald (14) 36 bih; A. Stewart (17) 36 bl6.

Ladies Panmure: Stableford CSS 76 – J. Tilston 36 points; S. Baxby 35; M. Bett 34 bih; A. Gibson 34. Black Stableford CSS 66 – L. Loraine 31 points. 9-Hole Stableford CSS 66 – M. Arbuckle 15 points.

Monifieth: Medal Course Strokeplay – B. Knight (18) 77; N. Doherty (18) 78; D. Dickson (9) 79.

Panmure: Medal, Division 1. – J.W. McDougal (12) 71 bih; D.D. Wilson (6) 71; D. Crawford (9) 72; D.B. Anderson (3) 72. Division 2. – S.J. Brand (22) 65; D. Hamilton (16) 70; A.L. Biltcliffe (20) 71; D. Lowe (17) 74 bih. Brand Cup, Scratch – D.B. Anderson. Whimster Cup, Handicap – S.J. Brand.

Carnoustie Golf Club: Tuesday March 20: Buddon Links, Stableford CSS N/Q all one class – R. McKie (15) 41 pts; R.A. Golden (14) 40; S. Beattie, A. Donaldson (9) 39.