Lothians Golf Association

Connor Wilson wins the Lothians Amateur Championship 2020

Matchplay Competition

Sunday, 27th September

Congratulations go to Connor Wilson from Castle Park for his excellent performance in today's final at Prestonfield. Connor has broken the Lothians 'curse' by maintaining his form by becoming the leading qualifier and going on to win the Championship Trophy. Connor is only the third person to ever achieve such a feat.

His victory today over Andrew Benson (West Lothian) by 3&2 was another first class performance with two good rounds at qualifying followed by three quality rounds in the match play stages. Connor has maintained his form throughout the week.

This a first win for the Castle Park Club in a Lothians Tournament. 

Connor is pictured here with the very impressive Evening News Trophy. 

The Association wish to thank Prestonfield for their continued support in hosting out top event of the year. The course and facilities have been provided to us in fantastic condition and everyone at the Club have been welcoming.

The results from this morning’s semi finals in the Lothians Championship are
Connor Wilson (Castle Park) beat Scott McCandless (Bathgate) by 2 Holes
Andrew Benson (West Lothian) beat Stuart Thurlow (Murrayfield) 4/3

Connor was approx 5 under par for his round. He was 3 up through 10, lost 11, 12, and 13. They halved 14 in pars and Connor won the next 2 holes to go 2 up with 2 to play. Scott had a par 4 at 17, to win that hole and Connor holed from 6 feet for a birdie at 18 to win by 2 holes.

In the second match Andrew was 4 up through 9 and approx 2 under par. He lost 10 to a birdie 3 from Stuart, however Andrew won the short 13 with a par and sealed victory on the 15th with a par 4.

On a Sunny but frosty morning at Prestonfield the semi finalists are pictured here: In picture one, Scott McCandless is picture on the left with Connor Wilson on the left.

Here in picture two, Andrew Benson is pictured left and Stuart Thurlow on the right.

Saturday 26 September 2020.

Following some hard fought matches last evening, Congratulations go to Connor Wilson, Scott McCandless, Andrew Benson and Stuart Thurlow who have progressed to this Sunday's Semi Finals. These matches tee off at 8.15 am and 8.30 am  with the final taking place at 1.00pm. The scores from the Quarter Finals can be viewed here.

Friday, 25 September sees the start of the Four Quarter Final ties in this years Amateur Championship with the Semi Finals and Final taking place on Sunday all at the excellently presented Prestonfield Golf Club.

Before play got under way at 3.00pm, President John Allan had the pleasure of presenting the Stuart Trophy to Connor Wilson (Castle Park) for coming out in front as the Leading qualifier over the two round event last Sunday.

John (left) is pictured here presenting the trophy to Connor.

Good Luck to all the qualifiers this evening and I am sure we will see golf at the best quality.

Qualifying Competition.

Sunday, 20 September seen excellent golf being played at Prestonfield GC for the 36 hole qualifying for the Lothains Amateur Championship.

Congratulations go to Connor Wilson of Castle Park GC for returning scores of 71 & 70 for 141 and becoming the Leading qualifier and winner of the Stuart Trophy.

The best round in the morning round was Sean Marc of Broomieknowe, but sadly he couldn't keep up the momentum in the afternoon returning a 78 and missing out for the matchplay on count back..

The cut was made at 145 with Elliot Innes progressing to the match play stages of the Championship with a better second round of 67, which also equalled the best round of the day.

George Sampson (Royal Burgess) did return a qualifying score for the matchplay but unfortunately is unable to make the match play round and forfeited his place to the 9th placed player. 

The CSS was 72 in the morning and 73 in the afternoon.

So we now move forward to the matchplay section of the Championship which will eventually see a new name on the Evening News Championship Trophy.

The draw for the match play at Prestonfield starting at 3.00pm on Friday 25th September 2020 can be viewed by clicking here

The full scoreboard from Sunday's rounds can be viewed here

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