FORMER Dalmahoy member James Silvestro returned to his old stomping ground to chalk up a trophy triumph in the East Alliance.
Now at Musselburgh, the nine-handicapper carded a net 62 on the West Course at the Marriott venue to claim the Pitreavie Trophy. He won by two shots as a field of 101 enjoyed a course that earned praise for the way it had been set up by Alan Tait and his team.
Fifteen of those players either matched the par of 68 or bettered it, one of those being Borderer Daniel Wood.
The Hirsel man finished with five 3s for a 64 to secure the scratch spoils by a shot from Stephen Lamb (Cardrona).
Three players – Richard Johnston (Glenbervie), Gordon Law (Uphall) and George Wither (Lothianburn) – shared third spot.
Wither, off two, also shared second spot behind Silvestro in the handicap event, with Daniel Airens (Falkirk Tryst), Jim Allen (West Lothian) and Walter Forsyth (Peebles).
Top trainee was Louis Gaughan (Bathgate) with a 67, while Duddingston’s Hinton Bootland secured the senior spoils with a 65 off seven.
Silvestro’s win has moved him into top spot in the handicap order of merit on 101 points.
The next event is at Goswick in a fortnight’s time.