Broomieknowe set up last-eight clash with Baberton

Silverknowes golfer Tam Caldwell was defeated by Kenny Smith
Silverknowes golfer Tam Caldwell was defeated by Kenny Smith
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Sean Marc and Jamie McIntosh were the heroes as Broomieknowe won at Silverknowes to secure a home quarter-final tie in the Edinburgh Summer League.

With Silverknowes having beaten Harburn in their penultimate game, Broomieknowe needed at least a point to top the group. They picked up two instead and will now entertain Baberton as the Pollock (Scotrans) Ltd-sponsored event enters the knock-out phase.

Kenny Smith typified Broomieknowe’s fighting spirit as he recovered from being three down after three against Tam Caldwell to win 2&1.

Kevin Hastings lost to an in-form Graham Robertson before solid wins for Scott Reid and Alan Sim were offset by defeats for Niall Webster and Colin Renton.

In a tight tussle, Marc held his nerve with a ten-foot putt for par on the last hole to win one up against Ian Doig. And, behind them, McIntosh won the last hole to earn a half against Keith Reilly.

“It was a fantastic result for the boys against an excellent Silverknowes side,” said Broomieknowe team manager Stuart Beck.

“We are happy to have a home draw in the quarter-finals and hope to keep our form going, but it will be a tough game against an excellent Baberton side. This season we were in a really difficult group and the boys have done amazingly well to secure top spot.

“We have a good mix of youth and experience this year.”

The result leaves Silverknowes facing a tough trip to West Linton as the quarter-final line-up was completed by Bruntsfield Links pipping Kingsknowe for top spot in Section A on ‘goal’ difference.

Kingsknowe drew 4-4 at Mortonhall in their final game but, despite that brave effort, they’re away to defending champions Royal Burgess in the last eight.

Instead of a short trip to take on their neighbours, Brunstfield are at home to Swanston New.

Results:

Silverknowes 3½, Broomieknowe 4½: T Caldwell lost to K Smith 2&1; G Robertson bt K Hastings 5&4; P Heggie lost to S Reid 6&5; M Paterson lost to A Sim 4&3; C Scott bt C Renton one hole; I Doig lost to S Marc one hole; K Reilly halved with J McIntosh; C Milligan bt N Webster 3&2.

Murrayfield 1½, Royal Burgess 6½: D Marshall bt S Buckley one hole; S Mackay lost to G Archibald one hole; C Whyte lost to S Cochrane 2&1; A Daley lost to S Gray 4&3; D Douglas lost to G Pollock 5&4; S Macrae lost to P Desoisa 4&3; N Gregor halved with O Stephen; C Stuart lost to V Varadharajan one hole.