Firsts for Coyle and Wilkie

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In last Saturday’s May Medal sponsored by Belmont Suzuki, John Coyle sprung back from the ridicule in last week’s Wee Paper (an 11 at the 17th), with a ridiculously low score of net 66 to win his first ever medal.

He won on the better inward half from Iain Clark, whose putt for a two at the 18th stopped an inch short. Had it gone in, it would have been his fourth two of the round and won him the medal. Never mind, he gets this week’s sympathy.

Ian Wilkie had a good weekend. He watched St Johnstone win their first ever trophy on Saturday, then had his first ever hole-in-one on Sunday. It can only get worse.

Results: 1, J.Coyle net 66; 2, I.Clark 66; 3, G.Lightfoot 67; 4, B.Bett 67. Twos: (6 & 18) I.Clark, D.Johnston, G.McGregor, N.W.Purves, M.Brass and A.Kerr.

This Saturday’s competition is a Stableford, sponsored by Stark Main & Co.


A good turnout of Ladies took to the hill on Thursday to play for the prestigious Elsie Wilson Trophy.

The fact that it was the first round of qualifying added some extra pressure. Ros Roxburgh continued to show why she’s the in-form player of the season so far, returning her best score over the hill with a superb 77 (13) 64 to win the silverware at a canter.

Alison Rutherford won the scratch with a 79 and was also the only player to card a two.