Sunday, September 26, 2010

SCOTTISH CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP - Creditable performance by Loudoun as Carrickvale take title

A creditable performance by Loudoun Gowf Club saw them finish joint eighth in the 2010 Scottish Club Championship at Fortrose & Rosemarkie on Sunday 26th September.

The Loudoun team total of 287 left them 10 shots adrift of the winners, Carrickvale Golf Club from Edinburgh.

(Report from the SGU website)

Scotland international Allyn Dick helped Lothians’ club Carrickvale to their maiden success in the Scottish Club Championship at Fortrose and Rosemarkie on the Black Isle this afternoon.

The trio of Dick, Craig Elliot and Dave Ewen posted a four-round total of 277, seven-under par, to finish three strokes clear of St Andrews who claimed the runners-up spot for the second year in a row, with Powfoot and Glenbervie tied third a further shot back.

St Andrews seized the first round lead after excellent rounds of 66 and 67 from Gary Sharp and Daniel Sommerville gave them a nine-under par tally of 133, with Carrickvale a shot behind after a round of 66 from Dick and Elliot’s 68. Glenbervie were also in the hunt four shots adrift, with Stirling University student Graeme Robertson also firing a five-under 66.

The ‘Vale’ applied the pressure in the afternoon and Dick returned his second sub-par round of the day with a second round 70, while Elliot followed up with a 73. The St Andrews challenge faltered and despite a solid level par 71 from Sommerville, team-mates Sharp and Kevin Hastie could only manage a 76 and 77 respectively, leaving Carrickvale to claim the title, becoming the first Lothians’ club to win the championship in the event’s 26-year history.

A three-under par 68 from Powfoot’s Barry Scott and a 70 from team-mate Michael Grunwell gave the South side third place courtesy of the countback, with Glenbervie left to settle for fourth place. A pair of two-under par 69s helped Gourock to a share of fifth place alongside Blairgowrie, whose former Scottish Amateur Champion Glenn Campbell was the pick of their trio after rounds of 71 and 69.

Carrickvale now go on to represent Scotland it the European Club Championship at Estela Golf Club, Portugal from 21 - 23 October.


1 Carrick Vale 134 143 277
2 St Andrews 133 147 280
T3* Powfoot 143 138 281
Glenbervie 137 144 281
T5 Gourock 140 144 284
Blairgowrie 146 138 284
7 Moray 141 145 286
T8 Loudoun Gowf 143 144 287
Tulliallan 143 144 287
10 Crow Wood 148 144 292
11 Murcar Links 146 149 295
12 Cowglen 154 146 300
T13 Selkirk 147 155 302
Ballumbie Castle 148 154 302
15 Rothsay WD WD WD
16 Windyhill DQ DQ DQ

* Powfoot claim 3rd place by virtue of the lowest discarded score for the 2nd round
The individual scores from the Loudoun team were :-
Chris Bone 74 70
Scott Gilchrist 79 74
Tommy McInally 69 75

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