Golf: West make most of home advantage to top the table

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WEST are on a roll in the Fife & Lothians Golf Associations Winter League, having moved to the top of the table after back-to-back victories.

In their latest round, Jimmy Lamond’s men made the most of home advantage to beat Mid 6…-3… at Greenburn with the top match seeing Lothians champion Alan Anderson and David Miller throw birdies at each other over the first five holes before the latter went on to give the visitors a flying start.

But West’s remaining top order players produced the goods, with Graham Robertson, Gary Corrigan and Keith Reily all securing vital wins.

Bathgate youngster Louis Gaughan lost to new Scotland squad member Anthony Blaney but that was only a blip for the home side.

Tom Caldwell and Andrew Loch secured a further 1… points before Lee Morgan prevailed for Mid against Lewis Bain.

The Fife v East match was postponed at Balbirnie Park.

Match details (West names first): A Anderson lost to D Miller 3 and 1; G Robertson bt S Johnston 5 and 4; G Corrigan bt G Fraser 2 and 1; K Reilly bt M Riddell 3 and 2; L Gaughan lost to A Blaney 3 and 2; T Caldwell bt S Walker 2 and 1; A Loch halved with D Johnston; L Bain lost to L Morgan 2 and 1; M Timmins bt J Muir 3 and 2; S Crookston bt M Foley 6 and 5.