ALLYN DICK struck an early blow for the amateurs by posting the best scratch score in the second Edinburgh & East of Scotland Alliance event of the season at West Lothian.
The Kingsknowe star shot a 72 to pip another amateur, Neil Henderson from the Glen, and Edinburgh Golf Centre pro Craig Gordon by a single stroke.
Dick is now a regular on the Alliance circuit.
Three players carded 74s – Glencorse amateur Sean McGarvey matching the efforts of pros Scott Catlin (Greenburn) and Andrew Erskine (Ratho Park).
The day’s overall prize, the Bernard Gallacher Trophy, was won by Archerfield’s Darren Love.
Playing off nine, he shot a net 70, beating Baberton senior James Rankeillor, a ten-handicapper, by a shot.
The next event is at Monktonhall on Wednesday, October 3.