Touch of class at Gala
Number four seed Bruce Currie got off to a flying start in the ‘A’ Class final at Galashiels Golf Club when he holed a 25-foot downhill putt for birdie at the first.
Scott Robertson, the number three seed, played a delightful chip shot at the third hole to pull back all square.
Bruce’s putter was on fire again at the sixth when he holed from 30 feet for birdie.
Robertson replied with a birdie of his own at the 10th when his six-iron landed two feet from the hole.
After 18 holes, Bruce was three up. His lead was extended to four up, early in the second round, before a mixture of Robertson’s good play and some slack play by Currie saw the lead cut back to one up.
Currie sealed the victory with a birdie two at the 208-yard par three 17.
In the ‘B’ Class final, between Darren Miller and Dougie King, Darren raced out to go three up at the turn.
But Dougie started the back nine with a bang, featuring birdies at the 10th and 11th and pulled it back to one down. Darren held on for a two and one victory.
Kenny Nichol won one up in the ‘C’ Class final after a closely-fought game withWilliam Morrison.
Result of Baxter Cup Stableford played on the morning of the championships:
1 A. T. James 19 pts bih, 2 G. Roden 19 pts bih, 3 A. Spalding 19 pts.