Ariens set to have handicap cut after Alliance win

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DANIEL ARIENS is facing a handicap cut before he steps on to home soil next week in the Edinburgh & East of Scotland Alliance.

It follows the ten-handicapper storming to a six-shot victory in yesterday’s event at Craigielaw with a net 64.

“I suspect there could be a handicap adjustment coming up,” said Alliance secretary Alan Greenshields after the Falkirk Tryst player cemented his position at the top of this season’s handicap order of merit.

Ariens picked up the Paterson Medal for his latest eye-catching effort and Greenshields added, laughing, of a visit next Wednesday to his home club: “The other members will want me to get him sorted for that!”

Bathgate trainee Louis Gaughan claimed the scratch spoils with a fine four-under 67.

Out in level-par, he did his good work coming home to finish two shots clear of both Kingsnowe’s Chris Morris and Andrew Oldcorn (Kings Acre).

Peebles scratch man Colin Fraser finished second in the handicap standings with his 70.

Jamie Fraser (The Renaissance) was top trainee on 72, and George Wither (Duddingston) the leading senior with a 73 off two.