Lothians News
06/07/2018 Connor Wilson (Castle Park) is the Scottish Boys Champion

Connor Wilson (Castle Park) won the Scottish Boys Championship at Lossiemouth today in a close encounter with Liam Waldron (Royal Aberdeen) that ended in a 2&1 win for Connor. His morning semi-final had been a bit easier in beating Jack Broun (Ayr Bellisle) by 4&2.

On a great day for Lothians Golf Hannan Darling (Broomieknowe) successfully defended the girls title that she won last year as the youngest even champion.


05/07/2018 Connor Wilson (Castle Park) in Scottish Boys Semi-final

Connor Wilson (Castle Park) has had a great run in the Scottish Boys Championship at Lossiemouth this week and has reached the semi-final after a resounding 6/5 win over leading qualifier and Scottish Boy Internationalist Aiden O’Hagan (Old Ranfurly).

Of the 26 Lothians players that took part in the 36 hole qualifying event, 10 reached the knockout stages but only Connor, Aaron Hall (Kilspindie) and Cameron Adam (Royal Burgess GS) progressed to the last 32. Unfortunately Connor and Aaron had to play each other in the second round with Connor winning by 1 Hole. Cameron also went out at this stage.

Play well tomorrow Connor.


02/07/2018 Wins for James Golder (Royal Burgess GS) and Michael Louden (Glencorse) in the Lothians Seniors Championship
R M Lees Trophy winner Michael Louden and Ian MacNiven Quaich winner James Golder with Liberton Captain Alan Richardson

In the Lothians Seniors Championship at Liberton today James Golder (Royal Burgess GS) won the Ian MacNiven Quaich by two shots with a tremendous score of  (84 - 23 = 61). Peter Lynch (Liberton) was the runner up.

The R M Lees Trophy for the best scratch score went to Michael Louden (Glencorse) whose score of 67 was two shots better than George Wither (Liberton), Ian Fyfe (Musselburgh) and Tom Cannon (Baberton).

The CSS was 67 (+1) for local players and 68 (+2) for visitors.

Prize winners below. For those that were not there at the end your vouchers will be sent to  your club secretary.  Full results to follow.

Category A

 

 

1st Scratch

John Hunter                            71 (BIH)

Newbattle

2nd Scratch

John Archibald                         71

Luffness New

1st Handicap

Alan Young                             77 - 12 = 65

Dundas Parks

2nd Handicap

Tom Cannon                           69 - 3 = 66 (BIH)

Baberton

3rd Handicap

Peter Cowan                           80 – 14 = 66

West Lothian

Category B

 

 

1st Scratch

Michael Louden   67       Winner of R M Lees Trophy

Glencorse

2nd Scratch

George Wither                         69

Liberton

1st Handicap

 

James Golder  84 – 23 = 61    Winner of Ian MacNiven  Quaich

Royal Burgess GS

2nd Handicap

Peter Lynch                             73 – 10 = 63

Liberton

3rd Handicap

John Boyd                               93 – 28 = 65

Dundas Parks

Category C

 

 

1st Scratch

Ronald Grant                           78

Baberton

2nd Scratch

Hinton Bootland                      79

Duddingston

1st Handicap

Steven Gilhooley                      76 – 10 = 66

Duddingston

2nd Handicap

Tom Flaherty                           78 – 10 = 68

Gullane

3rd Handicap

Robert Ramage                        89 – 19 = 70

Kingsknowe



28/06/2018 June Update

Lothians players have continued to feature in national events through the second half of June. Conor O’Toole (Stewart’s Melville & Craigmillar Park) won the Scottish Schools Boys Championship at Murrayshall after a play-off with Greg McCaffer (Lorretto). Conor teamed up with Cameron Adam (Merchiston and Royal Burgess) to also win the team event for Edinburgh.

In the second Junior Tour event at Monifieth Cameron Gallacher (Longniddry) had a top ten finish in the U18 age range and Cameron Adam (Royal Burgess) and Calum Robinson (Turnhouse) did likewise in the U16 category.

At Men’s level Euan Mcintosh (Turnhouse) was the highest Scottish qualifier in the Amateur Championship and given other strong performances this year has been selected to represent Scotland in the 6 man men’s team for the European Championships in Berlin. Murray Naysmith (Dalmahoy) marked his return from university in the USA with a top ten finish in the Tennent Cup.

The local Men’s Order of Merit is now underway with wins for David Rudd Longniddry) at Longniddry, Kenny Glen (Craigielaw) at Musselburgh, Mike Armstrong (Duddingston) at Duddingston, Stuart McLaren (Bruntsfield Links) at Uphall and Newbattle,  Michael Bacigalupo  (Longniddry) at Silverknowes and Gary Corrigan (Greenburn) at Greenburn. Kenny Glen leads the local OOM, followed by Stuart McLaren, Michael Bachigalupo and Sean Marc (Broomieknowe).


11/06/2018 Connor Wilson wins Stephen Gallacher Foundation Trophy at Cardrona
Lothians Boys Scottish ATC Team 2018

On a weekend when this 54 hole event was shortened to 36 holes because of risks from lightening, Connor Wilson (Castle Park), won the Stephen Gallacher Foundation Trophy at Cardrona on Sunday afternoon. Lying a couple of shots behind after the first round, with an excellent 3 under par score of 69, he followed that up with a 72 on Sunday to win the title by one shot from Joshua Greer, (Joondalup GC, Perth, Australia). There were 13 Lothians players in the field of 57 with 6 of them reaching the final round. Cameron Gallagher (Longniddry) was the ‘best of the rest’ finishing in 10th position. He also finished as the top Lothians player in the Paul Lawrie Foundation Jug event at Gleneagles in 6th place.

Connor was also a member of the Lothians 4 man team that finished 7th in the Scottish Boys Area Team Championships at Eastwood last week. Lying 4th after the morning foursomes with two scores of 74 the boys were going well until the 11th hole but things began to drift after that and they finished on 368. The top 7 teams were closely spaced with only 6 shots between 2nd and 7th place. Perth & Kinross however took the trophy with a tremendous score of 358. The Lothians team was Jack Gallacher (Bathgate) Aaron Hall (Kilspindie), Connor O’Toole (Craigmillar Park) and Connor Wilson (Castle Park)


27/05/2018 Boys Championship Postponed because of Fog
Thick fog at the Braids meant that the Boys Championship had to be postponed last Sunday. The new date for the qualifying will be on Sunday 12th August with the match play stages in the evenings of the 21st, 22nd and 23rd August. All those that have already entered for the championship will automatically be included but you will receive an e-mail from the secretary to make sure you are still available. Additional places are available and new entries can be made by clicking on the word Enter  in the box on the top right hand side of this Home page.

26/05/2018 Lothians fight back to get draw at Pebbles

The early morning rain cleared just before the morning foursomes got underway at Peebles in what was a close encounter with 3 of the 5 matches going to the 18th green. Dougie Waugh (Baberton) and Kenny Glen (Craigielaw) picked up a 1 hole win and Ross Brydon (Bruntsfield Links) and Ross Mallon (Greenburn) also won on the last green by 2 holes.

The head to head singles started with two Peebles playing each other. Jamie Morris, the Lothians Champion, is a member at Glencorse as well as Peebles but represents the Lothians. This time Jamie got the edge over Daren by 1 hole. However Borders ‘top loaded’ the team sheet with 4 Peebles players which paid off with Stephen Roger beat Kenny Glen 2/1 then Colin Fraser and Alan Turnbull showed they still have the magic with big wins over Murray Patterson (Bruntsfield Links)  and Aaron Hall (Kilspindie) . Dougie Waugh continued his good day with a win over Borders Captain David Gillie by 1 hole. Jack McDonald, the youngster in the Borders team, got his team within one win from winning overall with a good 2/1 win over graham Robertson (Silverknowes) still a bit rusty after 2 years away in America on business.

Simon Lockhart (Bathgate) playing last romped to a 9/8 and with the tension mounting, 3 matches out on the course, Rob Paterson (Kilspindie) got the better of Paul McVie by 1 hole. In the words of Dennis Little, the Borders Secretary ‘We watched as Paul Johnson came down the 18th, match all square. Ross Brydon is further away and just misses leaving Paul with 15 feet for the match. The ball hangs on the edge but does not fall, all square, the total match depends on Angus Massie and Ross Mallon who is one up. Ross was 2 up playing the 16th par 3, 12 feet from the hole, Angus in the bunker above the hole. As anyone who has played this hole, he is dead. Not Angus, he calmly walks into the bunker, eyes up the hole, if he can see it, yes he can, he is a tall boy. The ball fly’s out, lands on the green about a yard from the hole and rolls in for a two. Of course, Ross misses the putt, that is match play. There was no amazing recovery on the 18th. Angus put his drive into the rough and Ross finished with a 2 hole win. The match was drawn 7½ to 7½ with Vice Captain, Tam Caldwell, still undefeated after 2 games in charge. You can imagine his words after that last putt dropped!!! For full results see here.


05/05/2018 Turnhouse win Team Tournament at Royal Musselburgh

The Turnhouse team of Steven Armstrong, Ollie McCrone and Mark Napier won the Lothians Team Tournament at Royal Musselburgh today with a great score of 215, just edging ahead of Craigielaw (216) and Broomieknowe (217). Broomieknowe had held the lead early in the day after a fantastic 64 by Sean Marc, the 2015 Lothians champion, just one off the course record of 63. The leading Society was defending champions George Heriots FPs (230) represented by Rory Smith, David Rudd and Scott Dickson, closely followed by Port Seton (231) The players were full of praise for the course which was in great condition this early in the season and for the friendly welcome in the clubhouse. Turnhouse now go on to represent Lothians in the Scottish Club Championships at Kinross in September. The CSS was 72 (+2) and the full results can be seen here.