Artisan players tops in Arbroath Open

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SCRATCH winner in last Saturday’s Arbroath Gents’ Open golf competition played at Elliot was Arbroath Artisan Golf Club’s James Howe who returned 69 to tie, but won thanks to a better inward half. He received the Westburn Trophy.

In second place was M. Lawrie, Panmure, 69 (bl3), D. Buchanan, Glenbervie, was third with 69, and R. Coull, Edzell, was fourth with 70 (bih).

The handicap winner, and winner of the Dowrie Coronation Cup, was another Arbroath Artisan player, James Crabb, who carded a nett 62.

Other results were:

Scratch to eight - 1, K. Borthwick, (8) 65, Balbirnie Park; 2, G. Shepherd (3) 67, Glenbervie; 3, J. Goodrum (5) 68 (bih), Arbroath Artisan; 4, A. Fairweather (4) 68, Arbroath Artisan.

Nine to 14 - 1, D. Anderson (12) 66 (bih) Arbroath Artisan; 2, M. Walker (12) 66 (bih), Balbirnie Park; 3, M. Packer (10) 66, Murcar Links; 4, N. Edwards (13) 68 (bih) Arbroath Artisan.

15 to 20 - 1, D. Clark (15) 65, Arbroath Artisan; 2, J. McFarlane (18) 67, Cathkin Braes; 3, B. Kelly (19) 68, Arbroath Artisan; 4, J. Watt (17) 70, Vale of Leven.

Nearest the pin winners were: fourth hole - J. Crabb, Arbroath Artisan; seventh hole - J. McFarlane, Cathkin Braes; second shot 10th hole - G. Shepherd, Glenbervie; 14th hole - P. Buchanan, Glenbervie; 16th hole - E. Rae, Arbroath Artisan.

The player who achieved the longest drive on the 18th was S. Stewart, Esporta.

The Open secretary, Brian Clark, expressed thanks to the sponsors for their generosity in supporting the competition.