Open champion to play Carnoustie

REIGNING Open champion Ernie Els is to play in this year’s Alfred Dunhill Links Championship at Carnoustie.

The popular South African, who won his second Open over the links at Royal Lytham, has confirmed he is planning to be in the field for the Championship, which takes place from October 4 to 7.

Els will be bidding for a unique links golf double as he tries to win both The Open and the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship in the same calendar year.

Defending champion Michael Hoey will also be returning to Carnoustie, hoping to become the first golfer to win back-to-back Alfred Dunhill Links titles.

The Alfred Dunhill Links Championship, which celebrates links golf at its finest, is played over three of the world’s best known and respected links courses – the Old Course at St Andrews, the Championship Course at Carnoustie and the highly regarded Kingsbarns Golf Links.


Mixed results for ladies

IN THE SWFL East Region 13s Dundee/Angus League, Monifieth had another excellent victory, this time at home to Forfar Farmington Eagles, but Broughty lost out to Celtic Girls.

Results: SWFL East Region 13s League - Broughty United 3, Celtic Girls 9; Monifieth Ladies 9, Forfar Farmington Eagles 0.

Placings: Celtic Girls 30; Forfar Farmington Wildcats, Forfar Farmington Blues 27; Monifieth Ladies 21, Dundee United Sports Club 21; Broughty United 18; Dundee West 9; Montrose Youth 3; Forfar Farmington Eagles 0.

Fixtures: SWFL East Region 13s League – Montrose Youth v Monifieth Ladies, Broomfield, 10.30 a.m. East Region 15s League – Monifieth Ladies v Cowdenbeath FC, 10.30.

Gowfers’ Gamble

THERE was no jackpot winner when the Gowfers’ Gamble draw was made at Laing Park on Monday evening.

The numbers drawn were 6, 8, 12, 13, 19 and 21.

Consolation prizes of £10 each go to K. Cull and B. Burgess, both Carnoustie.

Jackpot for the next draw on Monday (September 24) will be £1,250.