Golf: Weather the real winner at Kings Acre

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AMATEUR aces Zander Culverwell and Anthony Blaney upstaged all but one professional as the East Alliance visited Kings Acre for the Andrew Oldcorn Trophy.

Continuing this season’s theme, Mother Nature wasn’t kind as 91 members either had to contest with early-morning frost or afternoon squalls.

That explained why, in a rare occurrence, no-one managed to break par, with the scratch event resulting in a three-way tie as Culverwell (Dunbar), Blaney (Liberton) and Jamie Fraser, a trainee pro attached to The Renaissance Club, all carded two-over 72s.

As for the silverware bearing the name of the former PGA champion and long-time Alliance member, it was claimed by Torwoodlee’s David Brydon.

His net 70 off five was good enough for a two-shot success over previous winner, Danny Airens from Falkirk Tryst.

Bathgate’s Louis Gaughan was top trainee with a 75 while the senior spoils were shared by David Jeffrey (Longniddry), Ian Taylor (Eyemouth) and David Watson (Peebles) on 76.