Fife team savours second Area win
Fifers romp to second team title in three years
FIFE’S golfers have been crowned GolfKings Scottish Area Team Championship winners for the second time in three years as they overcame Lothians by a score of 31/2-11/2 on home soil at Crail Golf Club.
Tributes to the team were led by their non-playing captain Bill Dickson who was delighted with their victory.
“To win it for the first time was great, but this time to do it on home soil and beat an excellent Lothians side in the final is fantastic,” he said.
“The team spirit among the group is brilliant as it has been for the past three years and it's a real honour for me to work with such a talented bunch of boys.”
The Fifers got off to a flying start in their opening foursomes match as Ally Hain and Jordan McColl defeated their Lothian counterparts 4&3, replicating their start against Glasgow in the semi-final.
The match was levelled following the singles match between Lothians’ Neil Henderson and Fife’s Scottish Boys runner-up Ewan Scott as Henderson won the match 4&3, but they were quickly back in the lead when Scotland international James White won his match 2&1.
Scott Crichton produced one of the special moments of the day with a hole-in-one on the par-3 13th, eventually drawing his match with Calum Hill before fellow Fifer Scott Stewart-Cation sealed the win with a 2&1 win in the final game.
No-one was more delighted with the win than White, who picked up his second Area Team Championship Golf Medal after being part of the victorious Fife team two years previously.
He commented: “The guys in the foursomes were awesome and took the pressure off the rest of the team in the semis and finals and that made a big difference.”