Once again weather threatened, but came to nothing and the Lauder Golf Club Winter League field enjoyed a pleasant morning.
The nearly man finally topped the poll. Billy Hunter, who has been knocking at the door all season, triumphed with a 79 (11) 68, defeating Micky Dunne, 77 (9) 68, by way of a better inward half.
Tom Hogarth sneaked on to the podium with an 85 (15) 70, edging out Matty Whiteford via a better inward six.
Hunter and Tom Hogarth both had twos at the quarry hole on the back nine.