Aug 22 2012 by Jean Pedder, Stirling Observer Wednesday
THERE was representation from clubs from a wide area in a field of 190 for the Observer Trophy open mixed foursomes at Dunblane on Saturday.
With her handicap reinstated after a period away from golf at university, Lynsey Whitelaw (24) partnered her father Gordon (6) to victory to lift the Observer Trophy with 64.5.
James and Claire Whitelaw from Hollandbush returned the best scratch score of 75.
In the first class the winners were Glenn Marshall (7) from Rye Hill, partnered by Angela Marshall (20) from Auchterarder, with 68.5 and BIH than Roddy (7) and Kate (24) Anderson from Dunblane. Third place went to the Dunblane pairing of Stephen Dougan (7) and Sheila Campbell (17) on 69.
Michael (19) and Linda (28) Fraser from Braehead won the second class on 68.5. Runners-up were Dunblane couple Hugh (11) and Jane (19) MacLennan on 69 and third place went to Archie (18) and Janine (19) Malcolm from Cawder on 71.5.
On Sunday 14 ladies paired up with 14 juniors in the greensomes for the Monty Trophy. Winners of the trophy were Ingrid Withington and Christian Sandin on 42 points. Runners-up spot went to Janice Stewart and Kieran Patton on 40, with Jill Montgomery and Craig Jackman third on 39 points.
Next weekend is the second round of the WC Jug.
BRIDGE OF ALLAN
ON SATURDAY The Open saw the scratch competition and trophy won by past member Russel Kerr with a great 72. Second after a countback was Alistair McRae on 72, with Tommy Green third.
Handicap: 1 Ricky McConnell 63, 2 Mike Wallace 64 bih, 3 Tony Jackson 64.
The competition was sponsored by the Rising Sun.
LADY captain Catriona Brown hit a hole-in-one at the 14th on Tuesday, August 14. She also managed a two at another but, despite these scores, was not in contention for the Golf Foundation Brooch: 1 Aileen Lee 72, 2 Elma Leisk 74t, 3 Anne Griffin 75.
The weather once again provided difficult conditions and play was suspended for a time during a thunderstorm.
THE junior section celebrated a successful season with a fun team competition: 1 Ali’s Army (Alison and Euan Davidson, Matthew Tortolano, Colin McGregor), 2 Matthew and Friends (Matthew Smith, Andrew Stewart, Brian Smillie, Bruce Hunter), 3 The Famous Five (Andy and Hamish Hornall, Fraser O’Rourke, Angus Morrison, Tricia Chillas).
Longest drive: 1-20 Russell Stewart, 21-29 Taylor Ross, 30-plus Logan Buchanan. Nearest pin: James Todd, Matthew Stevenson, Euan Davidson.
Medal result: category 1 Darek Kunecki 85-5-80, category 3 Matthew Barnes 93-27-66.
The next fundraising event is a race night on Saturday, September 8. Anyone interested in joining the club as a junior member can contact the secretary on 01786 464098.
SATURDAY, Tom Hogg Salver: division one 1 K Christie 41, 2 N Ronald 39, 3 A McLean 38; division two 1 N Cowan 43, 2 C Norman (16) 38, 3 A Ure (13) 37.
Sunday, Moir Medal: division one 1 J Robertson (10) 64, 2 R Smith (8) 65, 3 P Muss (12) 65; division two 1 C Norman (16) 64, 2 J McAviney (20) 67, 3 D Cowie (16) 69.
JULY Extra Medal, August 15: silver 1 M Symington (18) 75, 2 O O’Sullivan (18) 75, 3 A Leitch (19) 77; bronze 1 M Stephenson (27) 73, 2 D Dunning (22) 74, 3 C Malcolm (21) 77.
THE Autumn Meeting was held last weekend at Alloa and attracted a good entry of over 80. Best net scores came from M Reid (67), D Beaton (68) and P Forsyth, R Hill and K Wessels (all on 69). Best scratch scores of the day were D Beaton and J McLaren, both on 72..
Lawrence Allan (Alva) just missed the cut in the British Boys Championship at Nottingham and Coxmoor last week. His two rounds of 77 and 76 were two shots too many to reach the matchplay stages.
The Midland Alliance starts its season at Muckhart this week, with competitions running until next April.
Peter Macleod (Braehead) put in a good performance at Cruden Bay in the North Scottish Seniors Championship. With rounds of 78 and 83, he finished in 11th equal position.
GENTS’ Scratch Open on Saturday: 1 S Swan (Drumoig) 71, 2 A Anderson (Dunfermline) 72 bih, 3 Andy Merrilees 72; handicap 1 C Drummond (Kirkcaldy) 67, 2 John Seth 69.
Sunday, gents’ invitational 4BBB stableford: 1 Stuart Milligan and C Rintoul 44, 2 equal Ian MacLean and D Baird, Frank Lindin and D Williams, D McGinigal and B McDermid 42.
The Bells Trophy team reached the final with a stunning 3-2 home win over Blairgowrie, while the scratch team went to Kinross for their Coronation Foursomes semi-final and play had to be abandoned due to bad light, with a last group sudden death play off about to start after the teams finished tied. The final pair have to go back next week.
The Caledonian League team came back to form with a 4-2 home win over St Michaels to set up what looks like a promotion decider with The Dukes at home a week on Thursday.
Sunday is Championship Finals Day, when the gents, ladies, juniors, seniors and mixed pairs finals are all being played, along with a number of other knock-out finals.