ROOKIE pro Neil Henderson recorded his first victory in the paid ranks by winning the East Alliance event at Falkirk Tryst.
A three-under-par 67 secured The Renaissance player the third double triumph in a row this season.
Henderson claimed the scratch spoils by a shot from last week’s Roxburghe winner, Keir McNicoll. And he also landed the overall prize, The Bootland Trophy, after pipping Musselburgh’s Phil Leggate with a better inward nine.
Out in 35, Henderson, a former Scottish Junior Champion of Champions winner, came home in 32 to top a healthy field of 101.
Third place in the scratch event resulted in a three-way tie on 69 between Andrew Oldcorn (Kings Acre) and two of the Saltman brothers, Lloyd and Zack.
Leggate’s net 67 off nine secured the top handicap prize by a shot from for players. Top senior was Dunbar’s Keith Cowie with a 69 off 11 while Bathgate’s Louis Gaughan from Bathgate was leading trainee on 73.
After five events, Drumpellier’s Ross Neill leads the scratch order of merit with 264.5 points while Uphall;s Ken Clarke and Iain Wilson (Longniddry) share top spot in the handicap standings on 71.5 points.
The next outing is in a fortnight’s time at Peebles.