Glasgow boys seal the deal in Area Team Championship
GLASGOW sizzled in the summer sun to end the dominance of the Lothians in the Dunfermline Building Society Scottish Boys Area Team Championship.
At Prestwick St Cuthbert Golf Club, conditions were simply superb for the annual battle between the 16 area associations of the Scottish Golf Union.
The Lothians claimed a historic hat-trick of titles 12 months ago, but it was their west rivals who took the spoils in Ayrshire to secure their first victory in the event since 1981, indeed only their second-ever championship success.
After Glasgow were runners-up last year, there was joy at going one better for their four-man team of George Burns (Williamwood), Fraser Davren (Williamwood), Alan Waugh (Cowglen) and Calum Fyfe (Cawder). Burns and Waugh are both members of the SGU National Boys’ Performance Squad.
Glasgow posted a 353 total (two foursomes in the morning and the best three scores out of four in the afternoon singles) to win by seven strokes over the sun-kissed par-71 layout.
It was a solid overall team performance from Glasgow, helped by a four-under 67 from Burns in the singles, a 68 from Davren and Waugh’s 71.
Burns said: “It’s been a long time since Glasgow won, and it was especially nice for the Glasgow Boys Team Manager, Campbell Cook.
“It was the first time he has ever won the event, I think at the 21st attempt. We weren’t spectacular in the foursomes, but in the singles I guess we were just better than everyone else and played really well.
“The course was in brilliant condition, nice and firm. It was ideal scoring conditions and quite exciting near the end as the scores were close.”
The North East, with Paul Lawrie’s son Craig among their number, claimed runner-up spot, edging out Angus into third spot.