Craig MacGillivray runner-up in Scottish National Championship

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Craig MacGillivray lost 7-4 to 17-year-old Chris Totten in the final of the Scottish National Championship at the Creamery in Falkirk.

MacGillivary made a slow start. After the opening two frames were shared, Totten won three on the spin to lead 4-1. However, MacGillivray fought back to win the next three frames with runs of 40 and 69 to level the match at 4-4.

Totten then showed great composure, making a break of 50 in the ninth frame before winning the next to lead 6-4. He then rolled in a break of 68 to pocket a 7-4 victory which ensured he finished the season as Scottish number one.

Totten’s victory means that he is the youngest player since seven-time world champion Stephen Hendry won the title before going professional.