Eric McIntosh bids for Boys’ title

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Bruntsfield’s Eric McIntosh will bid to become the first Lothians player since Grant Forrest in 2010 to win the Scottish Boys’ Amateur Championship at Murcar Links today.

McIntosh will take on Kirkhill’s Lewis Irvine after pair came through their respective quarter and semi-finals yesterday.

McIntosh came through 4&3 against Elgin’s Andrew Moir in the last eight and faced Bellshill’s Dylan Burt, conqueror of Cameron Gallagher (Longniddry) in the quarter-finals 6&5, in the semis.

The 17-year-old scratch player, who reached the last 16 last year, lost the first hole to a birdie but his chip in at the fifth proved a “turning point” as he established a lead that Burt was unable to reel in.

“I’ve done better than I expected and I’ve been helped by a lot of seeds going out,” said McIntosh, twice a junior champion at Bruntsfield Links and also a member at Murrayfield.