Gordon’s gun wins the day

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AMAZINGLY, although the day started off with a really hard frost, Braidwood’s Sunday event was blessed with winter sun once again.

The first shoot on winter opening hours meant proceedings kicked off 30 minutes earlier at 11.30am, with all finished by 3.30pm, before light deteriorated.

It was most definitely Gordon Boertien’s day. The Lockerbie sure-shot enjoyed a clean sweep over all the sections. He won the first layout outright, with a score of 35 ex-40, to earn the New Trophy. Continuing in the same vein, he topped the leaderboard on layout two on 36 ex-40, leaving him the undisputed high gun for the whole day with an aggregate score of 71 ex-80, the only man to break the magic 70 barrier.

Ali Cumming (Galashiels) and Bruce Todd (Dumfries) were closest in the first event, sharing runner-up slot on a score of 33, while Joe Baumgart (Hawick) and Donald Livingston (Edinburgh) were only a single point less.

Todd shared the second highest score of 34 in round two with Kenny Scott and Nigel Rock (both Kelso), and Roy McCowan (Gretna) next highest at 33.

Todd had the second highest overall score of 67 ex-80, while Rock and Livingston both ended the day on 64.

The next shoot is on Sunday, November 18, when the Teviotdale Shield is the members’ trophy.

This time it’s Jim Brodie who has the opportunity to defend. Entries close at noon. All welcome.