Lothians golf round-up: Keith in good Nich again

Keith Nicholson is a four-time Champion of Champions winner

Keith Nicholson is a four-time Champion of Champions winner

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FORMER winners Keith Nicholson (Haddington/Dunbar) and Graham Davidson (Winterfield) meet in one of the semi-finals in the Lothians Champion of Champions at Archerfield Links next Tuesday.

Defending champion Nicholson is bidding to lift the title for a fifth time and, if he beats Davidson, his opponent in the final will be either Niddry Castle’s Hugh Fraser or Martin Hopley representing Caermount.

In the Handicap Match Play, it’s Joe Glancy (Gifford) versus Prestonfield’s Keith Robertson with Iain Crichton (George Heriot’s FP) up against John Watson (Broomieknowe).

Longniddry join league

LONGNIDDRY are joining the Edinburgh Summer League next season.

The new Lothians Team Tournament winners have had an application granted.

“They will be a welcome addition to the League following the closure of Torphin Hill,” said secretary Ian Printy.

“This will even up the four sections to six teams in each.”

Off to Troon

STEPHEN ANTHONY, the Gullane secretary, is leaving the East Lothian club to become secretary/manager at Royal Troon.

“It is one of only perhaps five clubs that I’d have considered beyond Gullane,” said Anthony, who has been in the post for almost six years.

He’ll be gone by the time Gullane stages the Scottish Open next year. However, Royal Troon hosts The Open in 2016.

Neil walks it

CAPITAL star Neil Fenwick has produced another eye-catching round.

He won the Walk In My Shoes Open Pro-Am at Mount Wolseley in Co Carlow, Ireland, with a course-record 64, which contained an eagle and eight birdies.

Fenwick, who is enjoying a great season on the PGA EuroPro Tour, also shot 64 at Skibo Castle last year en route to winning the Carnegie Invitational Pro-Am.