Lothians Golf Association

Liberton Golf Club

South East District Championship

Saturday, 28th August and Sunday, 29th August 2021 to be played at Turnhouse Golf Club 

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The Event

The South East District Championship was first played in 1968, when Uniroyal presented a trophy for a 72-hole event open to players from Lothians and the Borders. This Competition has a field of the 78 top amateurs played two rounds on the Saturday with the top 40 going forward to a final two rounds on the Sunday.

The format has basically remained the same since then, although this is now an open event that counts towards the SGU Order of Merit, therefore attracting players from all round the country.
The 2001 event, for example, was won by Scottish internationalist Jack Doherty, who travelled up from the Vale of Glamorgan club in Wales.

In 2006 the tournament was nominated as a World Amateur Golf Ranking event and continues as such.
The first championship was fittingly won by RDBM Shade (Duddingston) shortly before he turned professional after a long and distinguished amateur career.


In 2021 the event will be played at TBC  on Saturday 28th and Sunday 29th August. The players are looking forward to playing the new layout which has settled in very quickly after the significant changes in 2017 and 2018.


Due to the COVID-19 restrictions this competition was not played in 2020.


The 2019 event was held at West Linton where the championship has been played on 3 occasions.

The 2019 champion, who made up a 5 shot deficit going into the last round, was Stuart McLaren (Bruntsfield Links GS) who tied at 1 over par but squeezed out Connor Wilson (Castle Park) in a play-off.

Dominic Dougan (Airdrie) was third, three shots further behind. In horrendous conditions, on the Saturday especially, all those that finished qualified for the second day. McLaren and Wilson were the only two players to break par that day. Euan McIntosh (Turnhouse) had the best score of the weekend, a 5 under par 64, to shoot up the field to 5th position on the Sunday afternoon.

Past Winners

2020 Not played due COVID-19 Restrictions
2019  S McLaren (Bruntsfield Links GS)
2018 R Smith (Dalmahoy)
2017 B McLeod (Musselburgh)
2016 E McIntosh (Turnhouse)
2015 M Clark (Kilmalcolm)
2014 D Kay (Dunbar)
2013 J McDonald (Kilmarnock Barassie)
2012 A Dunton (McDonald)
2011 G Robertson (Glenbervie)
2010 S Stewart-Cation (Balbirnie Park)
2009 D Somerville (St Andrews)
2008 S Borrowman (Dunbar)
2007 C Macauley (Tulliallan)
2006 G Campbell (Blairgowrie)
2005 S Smith (Duddingston)
2004 E Ramsay (Carnoustie)
2003 S Wilson (Forfar)
2002 S Armstrong (Ratho Park)
2001 J Doherty (Vale of Glamorgan)
2000 J King (Cardross)
1999 S Carmichael (Cardross)
1998 G Fox (West Kilbride)
1997 S Mackenzie (West Linton)
1996 G Rankin (Palacerigg)
1995 S Mackenzie (West Linton)
1994 G Sherry (Barassie)
1993 M Brooks (Carluke)
1992 J McGarragle (La Moye)
1991 Not played due to bad weather
1990 S Knowles (Kingsknowe)
1989 C Cassels (Murcar)
1988 S Easingwood (Dunbar)
1987 S Easingwood (Dunbar)
1986 J Yuille (Royal Burgess GS)
1985 M Timmins (Edinburgh Thistle)
1984 G Macgregor (Glencorse)
1983 J Noon (Musselburgh)
1982 P Gallacher (Peebles)
1981 G Macgregor (Glencorse)
1980 G Macgregor (Glencorse)
1979 G Macgregor (Glencorse)
1978 J Wells (Peebles)
1977 W Morton (Glencorse)
1976 P Bucher (Bruntsfield Links GS)
1975 G Macgregor (Glencorse)
1974 P Smith (Dalmahoy)
1973 T Robertson Jnr (Dalmahoy)
1972 G Macgregor (Glencorse)
1971 J Macdonald (Dalmahoy)
1970 W Middleton (Prestonfield)
1969 J Macdonald (Dalmahoy)
1968 RDBM Shade (Duddingston)

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