Success for Graeme at Arbroath

ARBROATH Links played host to the Midland Golfers’ Alliance on Thursday when, in rather chilly conditions, Montrose assistant professional Graeme Brown made it two victories in as many weeks with a superb five-under-par 65 to win by three shots.

Steven Cargill, Ewan Rae, both Arbroath, and Carnoustie’s Roy Farquhar tied for first handicap prize on net 68.

Winners of the team competition, sponsored by William Hill, were Harry Salmond, Tulliallan, Jim Irwin, Muckhart, and Gibby Wilkie, Muckhart, with a score of 60, pipping two local trios on the best inward half.

Leading scores

Scratch: 65 - G. Brown (AP), Montrose: 68 - S. Cargill, Arbroath: 69 - S. Clark (AP), Elie; R. Bell, Downfield.

70 - S. Graham, Arbroath; C. Mathieson (AP), Falkirk Tryst.

Handicap: 68 - S. Cargill, Arbroath, (Scr); E. Rae, Arbroath, (5); R. Farquhar, Carnoustie, (10): 69 - E. Gourley, Monifieth, (12); J. Irwin, Muckhart, (8); S. Graham, Arbroath, (1): 70 - D. Mitchell, Monifieth, (4); A. Smith, Edzell, (7).

The next competition is at Strathmore on Tuesday (February 14).