HAMILTON INSPIRES BALLOCHMYLE TO SCOTTISH CLUB TITLE
The winning Ballochmyle team pictured when they won the Ayrshire Club Championship in July
(Report courtesy of Cal Carson Golf Agency)
Ayrshire's Ballochmyle won the Scottish Club Championship grand final at Falkirk Tryst today for the first time, on the back of a superb individual performance from last year's Scottish mid-amateur champion Craig Hamilton.
Hamilton shot rounds of 65 and 66 for a total of 131 - nine under par, and against a combined CSS of 142 (70 am, 72 pm).
He was ably backed up by Graeme Rowan (75-74) and William Fleming (79-73) to produce a two-from-three best score format of 140 in the first round and 139 in the second and a total of 279.
That gave them the trophy and a ticket to next year's European Club Championship Final by four shots from runners-up Blairgowrie with another Angus team, Edzell, third and Duddingston fourth.
Former Scottish champion Glenn Campbell was Blairgowrie's mainstay with rounds of 70 and 68 for 138. His team-mates were Stuart Graham (71-76) and George Brass (73-74). They scored 141 in the first round and 142 in the second for a total of 283.
Edzell finished on 285 (142-143) with a team of William Bremner (70-71), Gary Tough (72-72) and Barry Petrie (75-76).
Duddingston came fourth on 286 (142-144) with David Miller (68-75), Gary Thomson (74-74) and Derrick Williams (78-70).
Elderslie were the first-round leaders with 140 but scored 148 in the afternoon and finished sixth on 288.