THE big guns are all out early in tomorrow’s 36-hole qualifier for the Lothians Boys’ Championship at the Braids.
Defending champion Calum Cochrane (Marriott Dalmahoy) is amongst those in the opening few groups and so, too, are Tantallon’s Calum Hill and Alexander Wilson from The Renaissance Club.
Cochrane has reached the final for the last two years, losing to Lewis Bain from Turnhouse in 2011 before going one better 12 months ago.
He’s now got the chance to emulate Craigielaw’s Simon Fairburn, the winner in 2009 and 2010, by recording back- to-back victories.
But, up against some strong opposition, Cochrane will probably need to be firing on all cylinders from start to finish when the match-play starts next week.
Hill, who was in the Lothians men’s side for the recent Scottish Area Team Championship, certainly has the class to add his name to the Spiers Trophy.
And the same goes for Wilson as well as Cochrane’s clubmate, Murray Naysmith, in an event being sponsored by SISA and Edinburgh Leisure.
Musselburgh’s Lewis Bain is out to emulate his namesake while others capable of being in the title showdown next Friday include Craigielaw’s Willem Kerr, Daniel Eardley of Liberton and Fraser Christie from Craigmillar Park.