Grant Logan of Kirkliston, the No.2 seed, stepped up his bid for a record fourth title success in the Scotmid West Lothian Masters with a 21-12 win over Mark Graham of Queensferry in last night’s section finals action at Oakbank.
Logan – a member of Scotland’s elite squad for the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow – whizzed into a 9-1 lead then stretched to 14-2 before closed to 18-9 then finishing 2, (3), 1 to win in 20 ends.
Mixed fortune for the Logan clan though saw Raymond, the No.8 seed, make a 21-11 exit to No.9 seed Bryan Cooper of Bathgate who made telling space when accelerating from 5-5 to 15-5 at Newbridge.
Glen King, last year’s finalist, did have Alec Allan of Newbridge at his 16-13 mercy but couldn’t land the killer punch and lost a 21-18 battle in 25 ends at Oakbank.
Allan – out of the seeds for the first time in 15 years of the event – was 19-17 down but saved the day by burning the head.
Blair Mackie from Newbridge didn’t find Oakbank a happy hunting ground and crashed to a 21-8 defeat from Derek Kerr of Armadale. And Andrew Dunnett from Queensferry stepped up his bid for a third Masters title at the 21-9 expense of Jamie Walker from Harrysmuir having made an explosive start to lead 15-2 at Newbridge.
The major drama took place at Oakbank with Steven Fleming of Buchan Park storming back to win 21-20 against David Forrest of Glenmavis with a whirlwind finish of 3, 1, 2, (1), 1.
Other results: Mark McCullagh (Uphall Station) 21 Ian Thorburn (Buchan Park) 8; Richard Mark (Uphall Station) 21 Alex Fraser (Whitburn) 16. Quarter-final line-up (Bellsburn, tomorrow, 11am): R Mark v B Cooper; M McCullagh v A Allan; D Kerr v A Dunnett; S Fleming v G Logan.