Borders golf course to host regional final for first national contest of its kind for over a year

A Borders course is to stage a regional final in July as Scottish Golf’s first national competition for over a year continues.

Tuesday, 18th May 2021, 11:50 am
Updated Tuesday, 18th May 2021, 12:10 pm
Eyemouth's Gunsgreenhill golf course (Photo: Kimberley Powell)

The Scottish Medal Final’s south regional final will be played at Eyemouth Golf Club on Friday, July 2.

It’s one of six regional finals, the first having been played at Craigmillar Park Golf Club in Edinburgh on Friday, May 7, and the second at Williamwood, near Glasgow, last Friday, May 14, with the third following this coming Sunday, May 23, at Murrayshall, near Perth.

Once all six have been played, the six male and six female competitors with the lowest net scores will progress to a grand final to be played at the Duke’s Course at St Andrews in Fife on Sunday, August 15.

Eyemouth Golf Club (Photo: Stuart Cobley)

It is expected that about 700 golfers will compete in the six regional finals altogether, and 24 have made it through so far, including St Boswells Golf Club’s Steven Makepeace after notching up a one-under-par net round of 69 at Craigmillar Park.

“It is great to be back staging national events again after such a long hiatus and we all hope it will mark the start of what will be a successful year for golf here in Scotland,” said Fraser Munro, Scottish Golf’s head of events.

“All our events this year will be administered under strict safety guidelines. These guidelines will be reviewed regularly to ensure they align with up-to-date Sportscotland, Scottish Government and Public Health Scotland rules because at all times it is our most important duty to ensure the safety of players, tournament officials and staff at the host clubs.”

Further details about the Scottish Medal Final, including live scoring on the day, can be found at https://scottishgolf.org/

Eyemouth Golf Club (Photo: Stuart Cobley)