JONATHAN TUNE claimed the overall honours in the first East of Scotland Alliance event of 2014.
Three players carded net 64s over Gullane No.3, but a better inward half saw Glenbervie member Tune claim the John Glen Trophy at the expense of Uphall’s Martin Rennie and Alan Mackay from Kingsknowe.
Tune came home in 33 for a net 29.5, compared to Rennie’s 32 and a 33.5 from Mackay, who also figured in the scratch prize list with a 67.
On a day when a season’s record of 106 turned up on the East Lothian coast, that was matched by two Alliance stalwarts – Neil Colquhoun of the Merchants and Uphall’s Gordon Law. Top trainee was Duddingston’s Ross Munro on 70, while there was a three-way tie on 68 in the senior section involving Stephen Gilhooley (Duddingston), David McKean (Cardrona) and Colin Rae (Pumpherston).
If that had been awarded on the back nine, McKean would have come out on top after carding three birdie 2s on the way home.
In the Order of Merits, Ross Neill (Drumpellier) and James Silvestro (Musselburgh) still lead the scratch and handicap standings respectively.
However, behind them, the battle is heating up, with Kingsknowe’s Chris Morris now second in the scratch event and Walter Forsyth (Peebles) sitting in the same spot in the handicap title race.
The next event also takes place in East Lothian, at the Glen in just under a fortnight’s time.