Midlands Golfers Alliance resumes

THE MIDLAND Golfers Alliance resumed on a fortnight ago after their mid-winter break. The first event was the A. Herd Team Competition at Lundin Links in Fife.

Craig Mathieson, Falkrik Tryst (p) led the way with super score of 70 to win by two shots.

Dougal Spaven, Pitlochry (8) won the handicap prize by three shots with a 65 and also lead his team of Chris Westland, Alloa (10); Jim Wilson, Dunfermline (14) and John Gilchrist, Dunfermline (6) to a share of first place in the team event.

Sharing the team prize with a score of 56 were Bill Crosbie, Blairgowrie (5); Grant Jenkins, Crieff (3); Rab Baldie, Crieff (6) and Hugh Cowbrough, Muckhart (6).

This week the Midland Golfers’ Alliance held the William Hill Team Competition at Arbroath Links in Angus.

Steven Cargill, Arbroath (1) won the scratch prize with a one under par score of 65.

The winner of the handicap prize was Steve Blady, Monifieth (5) with a net score of 63. His score also helped his team of Steve Hills, Monifieth (8) and Doug Mitchell (5) secure the team competition with a score of 53 to win by three shots.

Leading Scratch Scores were as follows:-

65, S. Cargill Arbroath (1); 66, M. Rae Alyth (AP); 67, G. Brown Montrose (AP); G. Finlay Ballumbie Castle (+2); 68, J. Strachan Royal Montrose (2); S. Blady Monifieth (5); C. Armstrong Burntisland (AP); 69, E. Rae Arbroath (5); R. Stewart Tulliallan (1); C. Browne Monifieth (3).

Leading Handicap Scores were as follows:-

63, S. Blady Monifieth (5); 64, S. Cargill Arbroath (1); E. Rae Arbroath (5); 66, J. Strachan Royal Montrose (2); W. Crosbie Blairgowrie (5); D. Sievwright Drumoig (13); C. Browne Monifieth (3); 67, H. Salmond Tulliallan (6); D. Mason Lundin (9); J. Irwin Muckhart (8).

William Hill Team Competition results were as follows:-

53, S. Blady Monifieth (5); S. Hills Monifieth (8); D. Mitchell Monifieth (5); 56, E. Rae Arbroath (5); S. Cargill Arbroath (1); S. Arbirlott Arbroath (5); 57,bih M. Rae Alyth (AP); S. Brough Alyth (5); S. McKendrick Dunkeld (Scr).

Qualifiers for the JTC Kitchen Express Midland Golfer’s Alliance Championship in April at Crieff were G. Brown, Montrose (AP); E. Rae, Arbroath (5) and C. Armstrong, Burntisland (AP).

Qualifiers for the JTC Kitchen Express McQueen Shield at Crieff in April were S. Cargill, Arbroath (1) and E. Rae, Arbroath (5).

The next meeting takes place on Thursday, February 7 at Carnoustie for the Buddon Carnoustie G. C., sponsored by J. Ward.