Lothians Golf Association

Lothians Order of Merit

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The review of competitions in 2015 brought in some changes to the Men's Order of Merit. Following feedback from the players the Selection Committee incorporated some further modifications for 2017 including separating out the points awarded for good performance at national level.

The overall Order of Merit will involve our programme of 13 events throughout the summer (including the Lothians Amateur Championship at Broomieknowe). There will be a separate table for points awarded at national level. (eg: Scottish Golf Limited, England Golf etc.) See the Lothians OOM events on the fixture list on the Home tab of the website. 

The first event in the Lothians 2019 schedule is the Open Scratch competition at Musselburgh on Sunday 5 May and points will be awarded as follows:

Category 1 (36 Hole events) Pts
Category 2 (18 Hole events) Pts
1st 120 11th 50
1st 60
2nd 100 12th 45
2nd 50
3rd 90 13th 40
3rd 45
4th 85 14th 35
4th 40
5th 80 15th 30
5th 35
6th 75 16th 25
6th 30
7th 70 17th 20
7th 25
8th 65 18th 15
8th 20
9th 60 19th 10
9th 15
10th 55 20th 5
10th 10

Prize vouchers will be presented for at least the first two places in the 2019 main Order of Merit (depending on the level of sponsorship), with the leading 2 players on the main OOM and the first 2 players on the national OOM automatically qualifying for selection for the Men’s ATC team. The national players must however also be in the Top 20 of the main OOM to qualify for automatic selection. If this is not the case then any 'freed up' space is added to the two 'selectors' choices. The allocation of points will be as follows:

  • LGA OOM: Top 20 and ties will qualify for points in Cat. 1 events and the Top 10 and ties will qualify for points in Cat. 2 events.
  • SGL, EG or other Men's National events: Top 20 and ties will qualify for points as per Cat. 1 event table.
  • SGL, EG or other Boys National Stroke play events will qualify for points as per the Cat. 1 events table, but only for Top 10 and ties       
  • Scottish Boys Match play will qualify for points as per the Cat. 2 events table 

Scottish Amateur Pts Amateur Championship Pts British Boys Pts Scottish Boys Matchplay Pts
LAST 8 75 LAST 8 100 LAST 8 100 LAST 8 40
LAST 16 50 LAST 16 75 LAST 16 75 LAST 16 35

Note: Only the LGA Championship will attract points for both the qualifying and match play stages. The Top 10 qualifying scores (and ties) will attract Cat. 1 Event points.  Match play points will be awarded the same as for The Scottish Amateur championship.


Stuart McLaren (Bruntsfield Links GS) retained the title after another good year both at local and national level. Sean Marc (Broomieknowe), also did well locally to finish in second place but just 3 points ahead of Micael Bacigalupo (Longniddry) in third place who in turn was just just 4 points ahead of Kenny Glen (Craigielaw). 

On the National Lothians OOM chart  Euan Macintosh (Turnhouse) was outstanding, finishing first, to add to his Scottish OOM victory and of course his Scottish Championship win. Our other internationalist Kieran Cantley (Liberton) was second with Rory Smith (Dalmahoy) third.

Using the OOM as part of the qualifying process for the Area Team Championship team has raised interest with good turnouts for most of this year’s events.

2018 Lothians Order of Merit Final Leading Positions 

Main Order of Merit Points National Order of Merit Points
1 Stuart McLaren (Bruntsfield Links) 642 Euan McIntosh (Turnhouse) 698
2 Sean Marc (Broomieknowe) 456 Kieran Cantley (Liberton) 276
3 Michael Bacigalupo (Longniddry) 453 Rory Smith (Dalmahoy) 236
4 Kenny Glen (Craigielaw) 449 Connor Wilson (Castle Park) 100
5 Ricky Moffat (Turnhouse) 411 Murray Maysmith (Dalmahoy) 95
6 Rory Smith (Dalmahoy) 390 Richard Gill (Tantallon) 85
7 Keith Reilly (Silverknowes) 339 Aaron Hall (Kilspindie) 83
8 Nurtai Saldarov (Craigielaw) 336 Andrew Ni (Murrayfield) 80
9 Jamie Morris (Glencorse) 269 Rob Paterson (Kilspindie) 80
10 Ben McLeod (Musselburgh) 268 Michael Bacigalupo (Longniddry) 73

Past Winners

Trophy presented in memory of Ian Dunlop by his colleagues on the Executive    

2018        S McLaren (Bruntsfield Links GS)
2017        S McLaren (Bruntsfield Links GS)
2016        E McIntosh (Turnhouse)
2015        A Dick (Kingsfield)     
2014        A Dick (Kingsknowe)
2013        B McLeod (Musselburgh) 
2012        B McLeod (Musselburgh)
2011        R Noon (Craigielaw)
2010        G Robertson    (Silverknowes)
2009        No Tournament    
2008        P Drake    (Pumpherston)
2007        P Drake    (Pumpherston)
2006        J Ralston    (Shotts)
2005        C Neilson    (Royal Musselburgh)
2004        M Thomson    (Cardrona)
2003        S Walker    (West Linton)
2002        T Caldwell    (Silverknowes)
2001        G Corrigan    (Greenburn)
2000        C Elliot    (Carrickvale)
1999        S Barnet    (Prestonfield) 
1998        L Rhind    (Uphall)
1997        S Walker    (West Linton) 
1996        S Walker    (West Linton) 
1995        B Smith    (Duddingston)
1994        D Summers   (Ratho Park)
1993        A Turnbull   (Peebles)
1992        M Timmins  (Prestonfield)
1991        G Stangoe  (Harburn)
1990        A J Hogg   (Lothianburn)
1989        B Shields   (Bathgate)
1988        B Shields  (Bathgate)
1987        D Hamilton (Dunbar)
1986        A Roy (Royal Musselburgh)

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