Friday, 7 October 2016

Henry blows six-shot lead - Currie wins 

Scottish Alliance title for 2nd time in four years


By COLIN FARQUHARSON
The stunning news from the third and final round of the Scottish Golfers' Alliance championship at Irvine Golf Club is that John Henry (Clydebank and District), leading by six strokes after 36 holes, failed to win the title
"I had a shocker today - an 84 with six lost balls," said Henry who finished fourth.
The winner, repeating his Alliance championship success at Nairn Dunbar in 2013, was Caldwell tour pro Chris Currie who shot 76, 73 and 69 for five-over-par 218 and collected the top pro pay-out of £750 and The Scotsman Challenge Trophy.
John Duff (Newmachar) and Neil Henderson (Renaissance) ( 71, 75 and 73) finished second on 219. Henderson's better third round earned him official second place and £375. Duff (69, 75 and 75) earned £275.
Henderson is something of a Scottish Alliance Championship specialist. He was third in 2014 and 2015.
Henry earned £175 for finishing fourth on 222 with rounds of 67, 71 and 84.
Johnny Mullaney (Dundonald) and Sean Lawrie (Paul Lawrie Golf Centre) finished fifth and sixth respectively although both totalled 224. 
Jim Johnston (Ayr Belleisle) finished as the leading amateur on 224 with rounds of 71, 73 and 80. He won the Clydesdale Bank Quaich.
Stewart Finnie (Royal Aberdeen) earned the Caldwell Trophy as the leading senior, decided over the first 36 holes.
S Coyle (Cathkin Braes), who had a scratch aggregate of 228, won the leading handicap award for his 54-hole net total of 222.
West won the team award, the Mountbatten Cup, with the best six-man aggregate, no more than three pros' scores + three amateurs.

LEADING FINAL TOTALS
Par 213 (3x71)
218 C Currie (Caldwell) 76 73 69 (£750)
219 N Henderson (Renaissance) 71 75 73 (£375), J Duff (Newmachar) 69 75 75 (£275).
222 J Henry (Clydebank and Dist) 67 71 84 (£175)
224 J Mullaney (Dundonald) 72 75 77, S Lawrie (Paul Lawrie GC) 76 75 73, J Johnston (Ayr Belleisle) 71 73 80, M Owenson (Gullan) 73 76 75.
225 M Pennycott (Royal Burgess) 75 78 72, K McNicoll (Gullane) 77 71 77, A Cameron (Fortrose andRosemarkie) 75 78 72.
226 P McLean (Paul Lawrie GC) 82 74 70
228 S Coyle (Cathkin Braes) 72 78 78
229 C MacNeil (Prestwick) 77 74 78, A Culverwell (Dunbar) 72 70 78, P Brookes (Pitreavie) 75 78 76.
233 R Neill (Drumpellier) 76 81 76
235 J Smallwood (Irvine) 79 80 76
237 A Reid (Whitecraigs) 74 82 81, K Duncan (Paul Lawrie GC) 79 80 78
239 J Hopwood (Royal Aberdeen) 78 83 78
242 S Finnie (Caledonian) 78 77 87
243 S Gillies (Craigielaw) 81 81 81
244 C Halcrow (Windyhill) 78 83 83, G Johnston (Glenbervie) 79 85 80
246 D Leslie (Bon Accord) 85 80 81
247 J Emslie (Royal Aberdeen) 81 85 81, J Fraser (Paisley) 86 83 78
249 J White (Harrison) 81 82 86
251 A Smith (Turriff) 88 77 86
253 D A Fleming (Portlethen) 86 81 86, D J Munro (Kingsknowe) 82 85 86
255 A Forsyth (Drumpellier) 88 79 88
No Returns
J Shaw (Boat of Garten) 75 89 NR
P Kinloch (Cardross) 86 80 NR
A Welsh (Cathkin Braes) 75 81 NR
M McCrory (Cathkin Braes) 77 78 NR
N McGarva (Kilmacolm) 80 83 NR


WHO WON WHAT

 Scotsman Challenge Trophy  - Christopher Currie (Caldwell)
Clydesdale Bank Quaich - Jim Johnston (Ayr Belleisle)
Caldwell Trophy - Stewart Finnie (Caledonian)
Professional Prizes

1 C Currie West 218 £750.
2 N Henderson East 219 £375
3 J Duff North East 219 £275
4 J Henry West 222 £175
5 J Mullaney West 224 £75
5 M Owenson East 224 £75
5 S Lawrie North East 224 £75
 

 Winning District - West
£20 cash or voucher each
1 C Currie (Caldwell) 218
2 John Henry (Clydebank and District) 222
3 J Mullaney (Dundonald) 224
4 J Johnston (Bellisle) 224
5 S Coyle (Cathkin Braes) 228
6 C MacNeil (Prestwick) 237
 


Amateur Prizes 
Scratch Prize vouchers over 54 holes
1 J Johnston West 224 £300.
2 M Pennycott East 225 £175
2 A Cameron North 225 £175
4 Colin Halcrow West 244 £100
5 D Leslie North East 246 £75
 


Handicap Prize vouchers over 54 holes 
1 S Coyle West 222 £150
2 A Reid West 225 £125
3 Graham Johnston East 232 £87.50
3 C McNeill West 232 £87.50
5 J White East 234 £50.00 

 
Amateur Senior Prizes 

Scratch over 36 holes
1 Stewart Finnie North East 155 £100 voucher
2 N McGarva West 163 £75
3 A Smith North East 165 £50
 

Handicap Prizes over 36 holes
1 P Kinloch West 152 £50 voucher
2 D Fleming North East 157 £35
3 J Emslie North East 158 £20


Consolation Round 

Scratch
1 Willie Skene North East 85 £30 voucher
2 C Duffus North East 88 £25
3 Richie Davidson North East 90 £20


Handicap .
1 David Nelson North East 79  (£30 voucher)
2 David Lane North East 81 £25
3 Peter Cheyne North East 82 £20

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