Midland Golfers Alliance

This week the Midland Golfers’ Alliance held the Jim Ward Team Competition over the Burnside course at Carnoustie Links in Angus.

Graeme Brown (AP, Montrose) made it two wins in a row with a score of 62 over a shortened winter layout.

There was a tie for the first handicap prize with Roy Farquhar (Carnoustie, 10) and Gibby Wilkie (Muckhart, 14) both scoring net 59’s.

Winners of the team prize were Jim Ward (Carnoustie, 11), Drew Herd (Scotscraig, 12) and David Black (Dunfermline, 14) with a score of 54.

Leading scratch scores were:

62, G. Brown (AP, Montrose).

63, F. Mann (P, Carnoustie).

66. A. Duncan (Murrayshall, 3).

67, S. McKendrick (Dunkeld and Birnam, Scr); P. Brookes (P, Pitrieve); M. Pirie (P, Pitlochry);

68, S. Craig (P, S. Craig Golf); S. Blady (Monifieth, 4).

69, M. Fraser (Lundin, 4); M. Mackenzie (AP, Edzell); R. Farquhar (Carnoustie, 10); D. Snodgrass (AP, Crail).

Leading Handicap Scores were:

59, R. Farquhar (Carnoustie, 10); G. Wilkie (Muckhart, 14).

61, D. Black (Dunfermline, 14).

63, I. Cooke (Monifieth, 14); A. Duncan (Murrayshall, 3); D. Redford (Murrayshall, 11).

64, S. Blady (Monifieth, 4).

65, B. Neil (St. Andrews, 14); M. Fraser (Lundin, 4); J. Roy (Grange, 6); G. Cant (Monifieth, 11); J. Cree Jnr (Scotscraig, 11); D. Spaven (Pitlochry, 10).

Leading team scores were:

54, J. Ward (Carnoustie, 11), D. Herd (Scotscraig, 12), D. Black (Dunfermline, 14).

55 bih A. Smith (Edzell, 9), B. Beattie (Edzell, 6), R. Brownhill (Edzell. 7).

55 bl6 D. Redford (Murrayshall, 11), A. Duncan (Murrayshall, 3), C. Wallace, Caird Park, 10).

The qualifiers for the JTC Championship are M. Fraser, R. Farquhar and T. Anderson. The qualifiers for the McQueen Shield are R. Farquhar and G. Wilkie. The next meeting is the Angler’s Inn, Guildtown Team Competition on Thursday (February 12) at Elie Golf Club from 8.30 a.m. to 12.30 p.m.