Roger Top Scot in Wales | Briggs Win | Junior Scot Open

Cruden Bay’s Stephen Roger finished as the leading Scot at this week’s men’s Welsh Open Stroke Play.

The north east player posted a level par total for the 72 holes for a share of fifth place, but that was 13 shots behind runaway winner Gian-Marco Petrozzi from England.

Defending champion Barry Hume (pictured), the GB&I Walker Cup squad player, had to settle for 16th spot. Hume took the title at Royal St David’s last year, finishing two strokes clear on eight under par.

Jeff Wright from Forres tied for 12th place today, with Liberton’s Kieran Cantley in a share of 14th.

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Junior Scottish Open Qualifier

Balbirnie webIt was an enjoyable day for the first Junior Scottish Open qualifier at Dunnikier Park on Saturday (pictured right). Top spot went to Balbirnie Park, with Kirkcaldy second and Edzell third.

Congratulations also to seven-year-old home member Alexander Westwater who played his first-ever 18 holes today!

All three teams go forward to the Junior Scottish Open at Troon Links, Lochgreen, on the eve of the Aberdeen Asset Management Scottish Open at nearby Dundonald Links, on Tuesday 11 July.

If you would like to enter a team for the qualifiers to come at Muir of Ord (11 June), Peebles (4 July) and Aboyne (tbc), click the link below for more information.

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Briggs Secures Second Munross Trophy

Renfrewshire County champion Eilidh Briggs shot a fine second round of five-under-par 68 over the Montrose Medal links course on Sunday to clinch a two-stroke victory in the 36-hole Munross Trophy open women’s tournament.

Briggs had led the field at the end of the first round with a 71, finishing with birdies at the 14th and 15th, an eagle 3 at the 17th and a birdie at the 18th after running up a double bogey 6 at the 11.

With young Jillian Farrell (Cardross), who finished second, and third-placed Gabrielle MacDonald (Craigielaw) shooting 69s in the afternoon, Briggs needed to be at her best and secured the silverware for a second time with her closing effort.

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New Appointment at Blairgowrie

The Blairgowrie Golf Club has appointed Perthshire man Steven Morgan to the post of managing secretary.

Steven, 31, who hails from Auchterader, follows in the footsteps of Dougie Cleeton, who recently left for the Bruntsfield Links Golfing Society.

A one-time Perth and Kinross County and Scotland squad player, and qualified PGA professional, Steven brings over a decade of experience to the club, having previously held senior management roles at prestigious venues around the globe, including Yas Links in Abu Dhabi and Nirwana Bali Golf Club in Indonesia.

MacIntyre Close in Challenge Tour Bid

Robert MacIntyre, the top-ranked Glencruitten amateur, relished his invitation to this week’s unique Challenge Tour event in Spain, only losing out in a play-off for the top 32 qualifiers for the matchplay stage.

Former Amateur champion Bradley Neil also came up short in the play-off, while David Law progressed but lost out in the first round of the 9-hole matchplay contests.

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