Andrew Oldcorn uses his Portugal trip to secure Goswick glory

Having shaken off some winter rust in Portugal recently, Andrew Oldcorn was a worthy winner in the Edinburgh & East of Scotland Alliance event at Goswick in Northumberland.

Thursday, 26th January 2017, 3:27 pm
Updated Thursday, 26th January 2017, 3:30 pm
Andrew Oldcorn

The Kings Acre-attached pro finished two shots clear of the field at the Open qualifying venue after carding a five-under-par 67 (33-34). The effort earned Oldcorn the Pitreavie Trophy as he eclipsed three of the circuit’s young guns – Louis Gaughan (Bathgate) Neil Henderson (Renaissance Club) and Ross Munro (Duddingston) – as they all posted 69s.

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Also carding the same score, the handicap honours went to Glenbervie’s Graeme Johnston, who pipped Ian Jeavons (Dunbar), Alan Loughran (Archerfield Links) and Ewan Robertson (Longniddry) by a shot.

Gullane’s Marc Owenson was top trainee on 73 while the seniors prize went to Torwoodlee’s John Denham with a 72 off seven.