Lothians round-up: Allyn Dick makes it back-to-back wins at Carrickvale

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Allyn Dick has taken his club championship title haul to 14 after making it back-to-back wins at Carrickvale.

The former Lothians champion had racked up 10, including eight in a row, at Shotts and also a double at Kingsknowe in 2009 and 2010 before these latest successes at the Capital club. • Darling and Gallagher win Scotland call

New Duddingston champion Conor Scott

New Duddingston champion Conor Scott

Hannah Darling (Broomieknowe) and Cameron Gallagher (Longniddry) are heading for the European Young Masters in Norway next month. They’ve been selected to represent Scotland along with Carmen Griffiths and Aidan O’Hagan.

• Rob Paterson double

Rob Paterson has followed up his Kilspindie success by adding the Mortonhall title. He beat Craig Terry, the club master at the Merchants, in the final to claim the honour as Mortonhall celebrates its 125th anniversary. “A credit to the club, both as a member and as its champion,” said a spokesman.

• First time winners at Duddingston

It was a tale of first-time winners in this year’s finals at Duddingston. Conor Scott led the way as he claimed the men’s title while Craig Tumblety (B), Neil Hamilton (seniors), Karen Ferguson-Sneddon (ladies) and Josh Hunt (juniors) were also tasting first successes.

• Helm fights off Craig for Merchants title

Andrew Helm held off a fightback from Richard Craig to become Merchants champion. In a match between two Watsonians team-mates, Helm won 4&3 after being five up after 
12 holes before Craig reduced the deficit to just one early in the second round.