A LOSING trend has been Buck-ed in the Sivewright Quaich, the event named in honour of former SGU and Lothians president Bill Sivewright and traditionally concluded at Prestonfield, his home club.
After falling at the final hurdle in both 2009 and 2010, Buckstone Golf Club have been rewarded for continuing to knock at the door by making it third-time lucky with victory over Colinton Mains in this season’s title showdown.
Colinton Mains, the Swanston New-based club, did well to reach the final in only their second year back after a break in membership of the LGA.
Their first couple saw the rare appearance of a Lothians official, tournament secretary Duncan Thompson, in one of the LGA events as he teamed up with Kenny Fergus, a member of the victorious Forestry Commission team in 1983.
They finished three down against John Dunn and Murray Sykes, but, thanks to the efforts of Jimmy Archibald and Steve Brown at the back, the match was in the balance right until the end. They were two up on John Christie and John Masterton after 17 holes only to have the door slammed by a last-hole birdie from their opponents that secured a two-hole triumph over the double foursome.
Colinton Mains held a one-hole lead at the turn and though it increased to three up after 12, the position was reversed by a strong finish by the Buckstone quartet.