Ross Munro bags scratch spoils at Liberton

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ROSS MUNRO returned to his golfing roots to land the scratch spoils in the opening event of the Edinburgh & East of Scotland Alliance season at Liberton.

Drumpellier’s Ross Neill led for most of the day on 68 before Munro, who honed his skills at the Capital club as a junior before becoming a PGA trainee at Duddingston, came in with a 66.

The Renaissance Club’s Neil Henderson maintained his encouraging start to life in the paid ranks by carding a 69 to share third spot with Andrew Erskine (Ratho Park) and Louis Gaughan (Bathgate).

In an event that saw 85 players enjoy some good weather, the overall prize, the Ramsay Trophy, was decided by a card play-off. It was required after Lochend eight-handicapper 
Alan Young and Mark Carrigan, who plays off 11 at Greenburn, both posted net 63s, with the former coming out on top by virtue of a better back nine of 31.

Third place went to Falkirk Tryst’s Willie Miller on 65 while the senior spoils went to Harburn’s Stuart Wardlaw with a nett 67 playing off 13.

Next week’s event is at Kings Acre, where a new prize, the Andrew Oldcorn Trophy, will be up for grabs.