Festival Trophy and Hornall Trophy Results 2017
What a Great Weekend
170 players from over 45 clubs all over Scotland competed in the Festival Trophy on Saturday. The weather was challenging throughout the day with some heavy downpours. However all players- members and visitors- were high in praise for the condition and presentation of the course and the superb putting surfaces on all greens. Course Manager James Lindsay and his team done a magnificent job over the week-end. The CSS was 72 for members and 73 for Visitors.
Edward Shannly from Linlithgow
Home scratch player David Oates was a late starter at 1.48pm but returned a magnificent five under par score of 67 to win his first Festival Trophy. This follows on from his recent Club Strokeplay Champion win and the major disappointment -as number one seed- of being knocked out on the first round of the Club Matchplay Championship. David was four under par after six holes with birdies at the 1st,2nd, 4th and 6th.Three pars followed for an outward 32.
David dropped his only shot of the round at the short 10th hole, but recovered with further gains at the 13th after rolling in a 20 foot putt and 17th before a closing par after a missed six foot birdie putt on the last for an inward 35.
Plus one player Ryan Brown from Dunfermline GC was 3rd with a two under par 70 in halfs of 36,34 and fellow club player and one handicapper Brian Maxwell fourth with a one under par 71. Craig McCann from Dunblane New GCwas 5th on the bih on level par 72.
RESULTS: Festival Trophy
|1st & Festival Trophy||David Oates||SGC 67|
|2nd||Edward Shannly||Linlithgow GC 69|
|3rd||Ryan Brown||Dunfermline GC 70|
|4th||Brian Maxwell||Dunfermline GC 71|
|5th||Craig McGann||Dunblane New GC 72 bih|
|1st||Dariusz Kunecki||Stirling Golf Club 71-4=67|
|2nd||John Leonard||Glenbervie GC 76-8=68|
|3rd||Ian Young||Ralston GC 74-5=69|
The Hornall Trophy (h''caps 10-28) was played on Sunday with a full entry and large number of visitors from acorssthe country. The CSS was 72 for both members and visitors.
Martin Boon from Dunbalne New Golf Club won the Hornall Trophy with a three stroke victory from Jim Inglis who's home club is Bridge of Allan. Martin returned an excellent net 63 with a five over par outward nine but an impresivelevel par inward nine of 36 the highlight birdies at the 14th and 16th holes. Harry Gardner, Stirling was 3rd on net 70 playing the par 3's in one onver par. Gerry Docherty 4th beating Brian Bissett, Tulliallan on the better inward half. Gerry had four 3's on the card including a birdie at the 2nd. Graham Wilson snr. was the leading scratch score with an 80 with a closing birdie.
RESULTS – Hornall Trophy
|Martin Boon||Dunblane New Golf Club|
|2nd||James Inglis||Bridge of Allan GC 84 -17 = 67|
|3rd||Harry Gardner||Stirling GC 89-19=70|
|4th||Gerard Docherty||Stirling GC 86-15=71|
|5th||Brian Bissett||Tulliallan GC 90-19=71|
|1st||Graham Wilson Snr||Stirling Golf Club – 80|
|2nd||Alan F Morrison||Stiirling Golf Club – 84|
|3rd||Mark Williams||Newbattle Golf Club – 84|
Former multi Club Champion Richard D Park, rolled back the glory years beating Colin Ferguson 3&2 in the final of the King George V Trophy. Richard had a tough route to the final beating Club Champion Liam Haldane in the quarter final and Peter Reilly in the semi-final