Double triumph for golfer Keir McNicoll

Keir McNicoll. Picture: David Cannon (Getty Images)
Keir McNicoll. Picture: David Cannon (Getty Images)
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GULLANE trainee pro Keir McNicoll scored a double triumph as the Edinburgh & East of Scotland Alliance paid its first visit of the season to the Borders.

First man out Ross Neill (Drumpellier) set a decent target at The Roxburghe with a solid two-under-par 70 but that was soon beaten by Andy Marshall (Houston Golf Range) with his 69.

Former amateur ace McNicoll bagged four birdies on the front nine as he then carded an impressive 67 on the tough Kelso track.

As well as the scratch spoils, it also earned McNicoll the TC Jordan Trophy for the lowest score overall on the day.

“We had a great turnout of 96 members tackling a well-prepared course,” reported Alliance secretary Alan Greenshields. The handicap honours were shared on 71 by Stuart Davidson (Dundas Parks) and James Silvestro (Musselburgh). Top trainees were Gordon Hillson (Dunbar) and Cameron Marr (Musselburgh) on 76 while Baberton’s Ron Grant secured the senior spoils with a 74.