Lothians Boys Team Sponsored by Foundation Win Scottish Area Boys Team Championship

Lothians Boys Team Sponsored by Foundation Win Scottish Area Boys Team Championship

The Lothians Boys team sponsored by the Stephen Gallacher Foundation maintained their iron grip on the Dunfermline Building Society Scottish Boys Area Team Championship after an historic third win in-a-row at Cowglen Golf Club today.

Becoming the first-ever team to win the event three times on the spin, the Lothians achieved an 11th success overall as they emulated their triumphs at Hayston in 2011 and Peebles in 2010.

SGU National Boys Squad player Anthony Blaney (Liberton) was again in the winning quartet from the east, along with fellow squad member Calum Hill (Tantallon).

The pair were joined by The Renaissance’s Alexander Wilson, who shared top spot with Blaney in the opening Scottish Hydro Junior Tour Event 1 at Gullane in April, and Murray Naysmith (Dalmahoy), who achieved a double celebration on his 15th birthday today.

"It was a nice win for all of us, especially Murray," said Blaney. "It's great to be the first team to win the event three years in a row."

The Lothians, who have now won eight of the last 13 championships overall, were a model of consistency as the 16 Area Associations of the Scottish Golf Union battled it out over a well-presented course in Glasgow.

Thanks to a fine foursomes display this morning (138), they held a one-shot lunchtime lead over Dumbartonshire before easing to a five-stroke success overall after the singles.

Hill posted a fine three-under-par 67 this afternoon, with Naysmith (70) and Wilson (71) the other counting scores of the quartet for a 208 singles total and final total of 346.

In the end, the Lothians finished five ahead of Glasgow.

 

Published: 10/06/2012
Author: Scott Knowles