Sporting digest

Lauder Golf Club champions day, from left: Dougie Bain, Venetia Scott, Shane Paton, Mary Fallas, Jimmy Bell, Liz Bain, Harry Moffat, Linda Hogarth and Wendy Bryson.
Lauder Golf Club champions day, from left: Dougie Bain, Venetia Scott, Shane Paton, Mary Fallas, Jimmy Bell, Liz Bain, Harry Moffat, Linda Hogarth and Wendy Bryson.



On Tuesday, the seniors travelled to play against Hawick Wilton, the Teries having comfortably won the reverse tie in June. The return was a much closer affair, although Wilton were on top again, this time by 56-51.

The one Abbotsford triple that finished ahead was that of Tom Cass, Neil Miller and Tom Boyd.

On Wednesday, the A team played in the quarter-finals of the D.R. Lightbody Knock-out Cup at home to Selkirk. Similar to the league match played between the teams a week earlier, Abbotsford led throughout the match for a comfortable 85-45 win.

In the semi-finals, Abbotsford are at home to Earlston, while Jedburgh are at home to Hawick.

On Saturday, three club singles titles were contested. In the men’s championship, seven-times winner Tommy Mann Jnr played against defending champion Keith Campbell.

The early part of the match belonged to Campbell as he raced to a 14-2 lead. Then Mann fought back to within four shots, before Campbell resumed control to win 21-12 for his third club championship.

Meanwhile, in the ladies’ championship, five-times winner Liz Waugh was defending her title against Catriona Reid. This match was closely contested with the lead changing several times before Reid clinched victory by 21-18 for her first championship.

In the men’s presidents, Tommy Newall played against holder Graham Prentice and it was Newall who led from start to finish for a 21-11 victory.

On Sunday, the remaining singles titles were contested. In the ladies’ Presidents, holder Liz Waugh lost to Jackie Ormiston who assumed control after a tight start and pulled away for a 21-5 victory.

The men’s handicap was between the runner-up from last year, Callum Riddell, and Keith Campbell. The handicap gave Riddell a two-shot start, but he quickly took control of the match to lead 13-6. Campbell then staged a fightback, but Riddell stayed sufficiently ahead to win 21-15.

The Lawrence Wilson Memorial Trophy final was the closest of all the matches played over the weekend. The contestants were Alan Howlieson and Tommy Mann Jnr, and for both it was their first attempt at winning the over-60 title.

Howlieson had the best of the early stages and built up a 13-3 lead. Mann then gradually fought back to level at 13-13. The match remained close until the end when Mann played a perfect last bowl to win 21-20.

Coming up on Saturday, the triple of Jim Thomson, Tommy Mann Jnr and Colin Hancock will play in the Border Championships at Chirnside. Their opponents in the semi-final will be Jedburgh, with the match scheduled to begin at 12.30pm.


Hawick Seniors entertained Newtown on Tuesday, and enjoyed a comfortable 80-46 win.

Top rink for the home side was the Bobby McDonald-skipped rink, ably supported by Drew Johnstone and Jim Gray.

Rink scores: A. Wilson 26 D. Locket 9; J.H. Reilly 13 T. Sommerville 9; G. Lyall 13 T. Paterson 21; R. McDonald 28 M. MCCall 7.

On Wednesday, the B team made the short trip to play Wilton in the KO Plate. Hawick came up against a very strong B team, featuring many players who had years of experience behind them, and the home side won 77-37.

Rink scores: T. Anderson 7 R. Redmond 29; R. Johnstone 15 K. McCartney 12; J.H. Reilly 8 W. Jaffray 14; W. Blaikie 7 K. Lyle 22.


Kelso Wheelers

The mission, for the 15 Kelso Wheelers who chose to accept it, was to attack and conquer the 10% gradient of Redpath Rig last week.

Just a few pedal strokes short of a mile, the Rig is a short lung-bursting challenge, which Colin Stevenson proved more than equal to, powering home in 3 minutes 58 seconds.

Oscar Onley smashed his own youths’ course record, as did Audrey Power, who was tackling the Rig for the first time, in the ladies race.

Times: C. Stevenson 3.58, W. McIntosh 4.05 pb, S. Gaunt 4.24 pb, D. Burgher 4.26, O. Onley 4.37 cr/pb, J. Smith 4.48, B. Simpson 4.55 pb, D. Richardson 4.56, G. Ford 5.12 pb, W. Thomson 5.19 pb, A. Power 5.31 cr/pb, G. Dalglish 5.32, D. Easson 6.03 pb, J. Sinton 6.19, H. Graves 6.25 pb.

The Youths’ 20 Championship was also run last week, with Ben Simpson taking the honours in a new course record of 53 minutes and 40 secs.

Times: B. Simpson 53.40 cr/pb, O. Onley 57.02, F. Veitch 57.30 pb, D. Easson 65.47 pb, W. Thomson 65.59 pb.



Seniors Section, sponsored by John Scott (Plumbing & Heating) – Turner Cup: 1, W. J. Taylor net 37.

Dickson Cup: 1, A. Finlay net 36 bih.


Gents – The 36-hole Tom Scott Trophy was played on Saturday and Sunday, August 15 and 16. The winner was Peter McNulty with 66 + 68 = 134.

McHutchison Trophy, August 22: 1, B. Walker 70 (6) 64; 2, K. Green 76 (10) 66.

The gents had their annual outing on Sunday, August 23, at Greenburn Golf Club. The winner of the tankard was Bob Hogarth with 38 points.

Ladies – Autumn Stroke, August 18: 1, S. Paterson 81 (6) 75 bih; 2, L. Wilson 81 (6) 75.

Captains Prize, August 22: 1, L. Wilson 43 points. Ladies’ captain Doreen Pringle also presented several special prizes on the day to S. Paterson, D. Tomlinson, L. Wilson and K. Wilson.


Juniors holiday competition: following the play-off between Hannah and Matthew Page and Marlee Clanaghan, who were lying level after three mornings of competition, Hannah ended up the overall winner.

Ladies’ Club Championship: Bronze – Liz Bain defeated Obie Sharpe in the semi-finals to go on to play Linda Hogarth in a very close final, which resulted in Liz winning by one hole.

Silver – Venetia Scott defeated Dot Robinson in the first semi-final, Mary Fallas defeated Lynn Gray in the second semi-final.

The final was a close-run affair with Mary claiming the spoils by two holes.

Gents – Louis Scott Friday night bash, August 21: 1, M. Dunne 19pts; 2, T. Hogarth 18; 3, I. Scott 16.

Order of Merit: 1, R. Malcolm 25; 2, T. Hogarth 24; 3, M. Dunne 17 .

Gents Championship, August 23: A Class – J. Bell beat R. Hardie over 36 holes. J. Bell beat M. Whiteford in the semi-final.

B Class – semi-finals, M. Dunne beat I. Scott; S. Paton beat T. Hogarth. Final, S. Paton beat M. Dunne.

C Class – semi-finals, H. Moffat beat R. Dick; D. Bain beat S. Thompson. Final, H. Moffat beat D. Bain.

Prize money for all gents’ competitions will be distributed at the annual prizegiving on October 25.

The Mixed Open will take place on September 12, sponsored by Carrs Billington. Tee times available, contact or telephone 01578 722409.


SLGA Brooch: 1, J. Brown 91 (19) 72.

Congratulations go to Frances Falconer and Annette Holton for winning the area finals of the Coronation Foursomes at Kingsknowe Golf Club. They will now go forward to the grand final at St Andrews over The Eden course.

Kings Arms Competition: 1, G. Hogg 68 (5) 64; 2, M.W. Gillie 77 (9) 68; 3, D. Grant 78 (9) 69. Scratch: L.M. Wallace 73.


Seniors Summer Stableford League, August 17: 1, P. Barton 37pts; 2, T. Kerr 34; 3, P. Brooks 34.

League positions: 1, J. Lunn 66pts; 2, A. Lauder 57.50; 3, T. Glendinning 57.

Tuesday Stableford, August 18: 1, S. Taylor 44pts; 2, S. Paisley 42; 3, J. Flynn 42.

Final league positions: 1, S. Paisley 227pts; 2, R. Pringle 224; 3, D. Wear 223.

Senior Gents’ match against Kelso, August 20: Minto reversed their defeat to Kelso earlier in the year, winning 6-0.

Ladies’ nine-hole competition, August 20: 1, C. Oliver 17pts; 2, C. Mackie 16; 3, J. Michie 15.

Stewart and Paula Aitchison Memorial Trophy, August 22: Gents – 1, G. Thom 80 (16) 64; 2, G. McDonagh 76 (10) 66; 3, S. Paisley 77 (11) 66. Ladies – 1, M. Towers 88 (20) 68. Juniors – 1, L. Towers 82 (18) 64. Scratch: 1, P. Gibb 72.

Fox and Hounds competition No 9, August 23: 1, R. Latta 72 (8) 66; 2, G. Morrison 75 (9) 66 (after countback); 3, F. Stevenson 82 (14) 68.

A year after Minto’s Mary Towers qualified for the SLGA Bronze Division Medal finals in Perth, Minto’s Lynn Bruce has qualified for the SLGA Silver Division Medal finals to be played on Saturday, September 5, on The Dukes Course, St Andrews.
Lynn won the South regional qualifying round at West Linton Golf Club with a brilliant net score of 71, one under par, to reach the final. She was one stroke ahead of her nearest rival and two shots ahead of the pair who tied for third place.


Captain Cameron Thomson held his Captain’s Day on Saturday, August 15. A great day was had by all 40 who played.

Results: Scratch – A. Chalmers 71. Handicap – 1, D. Lambert 72 net; 2, A. Roberts 73 net; 3, J. Fanning 74 net; 4, R. Glendinning 74 net.

In the big prize draw, £750 was raised for the captain’s charity, Riding for the Disabled.

The captain thanked everyone for their generous contributions.

St Boswells

Senior Ladies Open, August 19: 1, S. Gray & M. Allen (St Boswells); 2, L. Spalding & P. Leithead (Hawick); 3, W. Davidson & I. Hume (St Boswells). Scratch: S. Horsburgh & S. Cuthbertson (Peebles).

Thanks go to Craig McNeill for presenting the course in excellent condition, ably assisted by Hamish Oliver.

Gordon Melrose Design Gents Open: 1, M. Ovens, St Boswells 67 (8) 59 – revised handicap 6.2; 2, D. Tindall, St Boswells 88 (27) 61 – revised handicap 25.3; 3, R. McLean, St Boswells 74 (13) 61 – revised handicap 11.5. Scratch: A. Lawrie, Torwoodlee, 65.


Junior Nine-hole Competition, August 17: 1, G. Anderson 61-28-33 (new handicap, 27) ; 2, L. Gillie 71-37-34 (new handicap, 36); 3, K. Anderson 55-20-35 (new handicap, 19).

Friday nine-hole competitions – junior tees rules – play from the junior tees, which are blue and marked with paint on trees in line with tee-off position. On returning their first scorecard, juniors will be issued with an unofficial handicap which will be used when playing in the competitions. Scorecards are available on the Junior noticeboard behind the door in the gents locker room.

Junior members should play with an adult who will act as a scorer. Adult non-playing members can play the course, but will be charged £2 for the nine holes and must play from the junior tees. This money will go towards medals for the junior competitors. Free entry for all Clubgolf Juniors and members.

It is suggested that adults try to accompany all younger members while playing in these competitions.



Four members sent 74 birds to Ripon, liberated at 10.40am into a south-west wind. Result: 1, 2, 3, 4: W. Gray & Son 1692.42; 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 A.Bain 1658.35.


Eight members sent 119 birds to Ripon, a distance of 117 miles. Result: 1, 3, 6, J. Wyper 1404; 2, J. J. Ramage 1403; 4, G. Irvine 1353; 5, 9, Douglas & Spearman 1305; 7, Wattie Hopewell 1218; 8, Austin R. Lindores 1152; 10, Kenny G. Lawrie 1096.



Club Championship 2015 draw: 2014 Champion Andy Gill opens the defence of his title against Joe Eyre with a possible repeat of the 2014 final v Ian Chalmers awaiting in the quarter-final.

Draw was made by John McLean and guest Marc Brooke, adjudicated by Del Sharratt and witnessed by Ruaridh Kohler.

Draw: D. Sharratt v D. Quinn; winner v A. Niemczewski. L. Molero v L. Bertram; winner v M. Haywood. J. Barrow v R. Kohler; winner v J. Sharratt J. Eyre v A. Gill; winner v I Chalmers.

Club night friendlies: D. Sharratt 2 M. Brooke 0; R. Kohler 2 J. McLean 0; D. Sharratt 2 J. McLean 0; R. Kohler 2 M. Brooke 0; M. Brooke 2 J. McLean 0; D. Sharratt 2 R. Kohler 0; J. Barrow 2 D. Quinn 0; J. McLean 2 C. McLean 0; A. Niemczewski 2 M. Brooke 0; R. Kohler 2 R. McAleese 0; J. Barrow 2 D. Sharratt 0; J. McLean 2 D. Quinn 0; A. Gill 2 C. McLean 0; M. Brooke 2 R. McAleese 1; A. Niemczewski 2 R. Kohler 0; D. Sharratt 2 D. Quinn 0; J. Barrow 2 J. McLean 0; A. Gill 1 M. Brooke 1; A. Niemczewski 2 D Sharratt 1; R. Kohler 2 C. McLean 0; A. Gill 1 J. McLean 0; D. Quinn 1 C. McLean 1.


Kelso Orchard

The club held a publicity/fundraising event on August 22 with a stall at Kelso Farmers’ Market to promote the club. Quite a bit of interest was generated for the club’s charitable projects and £172 was raised on the day. The farmers’ market committee provided a generous cheque for £100 towards the club’s charitable work.

A come-and-try free tennis day will be held on September 12 at Poynder Place courts.

Junior Confined

Results – 18U Mixed Doubles: 1, Gary Lemmon & Sophie MacBrayne, St Boswells & Melrose; 2, Rufus McLean & Jessica Lemmon, Earlston & St Boswells. Consolation: 1, Craig Martin & Alanna Taddei, Duns & Melrose; 2, Finlay Watt & Anna Welsh, Galashiels & Selkirk.

18U Girls Doubles: 1, Hannah Bagley & Jessica Lemmon, Berwick & St Boswells; 2, Alice MacBrayne & Sophie MacBrayne, Melrose. Consolation: 1, Lynsey Robertson & Alanna Taddei, Melrose; 2, Zoe Bruce & Anna Welsh, St Boswells & Selkirk.

18U Boys Doubles: 1, Craig Martin & Josh Thomson, Duns; 2, Gary Lemmon & Rufus McLean, St Boswells & Earlston. Consolation: 1, Sean Berthelsen & Angus Thomson, West Linton & Kelso; 2, Thomas Otton & Michael Palmer, Galashiels.

18U Girls Singles: 1, Hannah Bagley, Berwick; 2, Sophie MacBrayne, Melrose. Consolation: 1,

Anna Welsh, Selkirk; 2, Lynsey Robertson, Melrose.

18U Boys Singles: 1, Craig Martin, Duns; 2, Gary Lemmon, St Boswells. Consolation: 1, Josh Thomson, Selkirk; 2, Jamie Gordon, Innerleithen.

16U Girls Doubles: 1, Robyn Harvey & Jessica Lemmon, Duns & St Boswells; 2, Robyn Elliot & Zara Elliot, Innerleithen. Consolation: 1, Alice MacBrayne & Kirsten Rodwell, Melrose & West Linton; 2, Alisha Kerr & Caris Watson, Earlston.

16U Boys Doubles: 1, Sean Berthelsen & Harris Brogan, West Linton & Hawick; 2, Liam Smillie & Christian Townsend, Kelso & St Boswells. Consolation: 1, Alexander Ramage & Ewan Ramage, Galashiels; 2, Ronnie Fox & Finlay Watt, Galashiels.

16U Girls Singles: 1, Robyn Harvey, Duns; 2, Robyn Elliot, Innerleithen. Consolation: 1, Jessica Lemmon, St Boswells; 2, Katie Aitken, Innerleithen.

16U Boys Singles: 1, Gary Lemmon, St Boswells; 2, Angus Thomson, Kelso. Consolation: 1, Tom Aitken, Innerleithen; 2, Ewan Ramage, Galashiels.

14U Mixed Doubles: 1, Lewis Watt & Robyn Harvey, Galashiels; 2, Gregor Welsh & Zara Elliot, Kelso & Innerleithen. Consolation: 1, Christian Townsend & Rosie Tile, St Boswells; 2, Lachlan Ferguson & Flora Thomson, Earlston & St Boswells.

14U Girls Doubles: 1, Robyn Elliot & Zara Elliot, Innerleithen; 2, Robyn Harvey & Cameron Wright, Duns & St Boswells. Consolation: 1, Alice MacBrayne & Kirsten Rodwell, Melrose & West Linton; 2, Cara Hogg & Rosie Tile, Berwick & St Boswells.

14U Boys Doubles: 1, Harris Brogan & Gregor Welsh, Hawick & Kelso; 2 Lachlan Ferguson & Lewis Watt, Earlston & Galashiels. Consolation: 1, Martin Goldie & Paul Goldie, Hawick; 2, Marcus Brogan & Daniel Frankland, Hawick.

14U Girls Singles: 1, Robyn Harvey, Duns; 2, Zara Elliot, Innerleithen. Consolation: 1, Cameron Wright, St Boswells; 2, Caitlin Elliot, Innerleithen.

14U Boys Singles: 1, Harris Brogan, Hawick; 2, Alexander Ramage, Galashiels. Consolation: 1, Dylan Newton, Berwick; 2, Lachlan Ferguson, Earlston.

12U Boys Doubles: 1, Harris Brogan & Marcus Brogan, Hawick; 2, Alexander Ramage & Lewis Watt, Galashiels. Consolation: 1, Alex Daunas & Benjamin Lynch, Melrose; 2, Lachlan Ferguson & Luke Townsend, Earlston & St Boswells.

12U Girls Singles: 1, Cameron Wright, St Boswells; 2, Stephanie Wright, St Boswells; 3, Caitlin Elliot, Innerleithen.

12U Boys Singles: 1, Harris Brogan, Hawick; 2, Alexander Ramage, Galashiels. Consolation: 1, Lewis Watt, Galashiels; 2, Callum Gray, Galashiels.

10U Girls Singles: 1, Felicity Walls, Earlston; 2, Leah Kane, Peebles; 3, Orla Folan, St Boswells; 4, Ruathy Brogan, Hawick.

10U Boys Singles: 1, Ivan Burt­Smith, Selkirk; 2, Adam Clunie, West Linton; 3, Dylan Cockburn, Earlston; 4, Daniel Main, Selkirk.

9U Girls Singles: 1, Ailsa Clark, Earlston; 2, Mhairi Buchanan, St Boswells; 3, Jessica Damerell, Earlston; 4, Hannah Begg, West Linton.

9U Boys Singles: 1, Adam Clunie, West Linton; 2, Alexander Hart, St Boswells; 3, Thomas Elliot, Innerleithen; 4, Logan Kerr, St Boswells.

8U Boys Singles: 1, Innes Cormack, Peebles; 2, Ross Christie, Earlston; 3, John Tweedie, St Boswells; 4, Lyall Cormack, Peebles.